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  • Terry Walsh
    April 26, 2013 - 03:06

    Wow it never ceases to amaze me the lack of intelligent comments people write about a disease they have little or no knowledge about. Maybe and just maybe if you lived in someone else's shoes for a day or lived with someone who has a brain injury of any degree you could write an intelligent response. More over how many of you understand what the science of Neuropsychiatry is and of how lucky that this province has someone with Dr. Mirolo's medical expertise and qualifications. Dr. Mirolo has over 20 years of post graduate studies in his field with Fellowships from Yale & Dartmouth Universities and is more than qualified to understand Mr. Farr's disease and the complications associated with the issues he faces on an everyday basis. Yes he committed a crime but stop and think of how many people who have all their faculties and have tax accountants who know all the loop holes to avoid having to pay personal taxes and move their money offshore are they not as guilty of defrauding the government? Mr. Farr should pay back the money, however he does not deserve to be convicted and have a criminal record, My wife has a brain injury and until you see the devastating and confusing aspects of their daily routine trying to live through confusion, severe head aches, having to write your entire day objectives down so you can function and get everyday chores completed, don't make uneducated remarks and comments, please. How would you like to wake up every day of your life with this hanging over your head.

  • lottee
    May 14, 2012 - 09:04

    Odd...if he has been diagnosed sine 94 - why was the CRA not monitoring him better as an employer..by the sounds of it..he had access to millions of peoples personal information...which really does lie with CRA - was any of this information compromised?

  • unbelievable
    May 13, 2012 - 10:36

    Unbelievable how cold and heartless people have become and all over paper. That's what money is paper and you get up in arms over it. There is less people crying out when a child is molested or someone is murdered !!! This man already has a death sentence isn't that more than many of the hardened criminals who rape ,armed robbery,molest,murder ever get. What purpose would putting this man in HMP ever serve? Society values money more than life these days here in NL . Shame!!!!

    • Heather
      May 23, 2012 - 12:48

      Couldn't agree more!

  • ktee
    May 13, 2012 - 08:59

    The man is not bringing out the illness card now. He has been diagnosed since 1994. There is no treatment for impulsiveness, in the case of this disease. If you could literally see this man's disease, you would see many important parts missing. It does affect many behaviors, and none of the affects are good affects. It's unfortunate but many people with this disease are in jail or prison for inappropriate behavior. Society can punish him if it wants to, but it won't be corrective or satisfying. Just costly. Very soon he will be confined to a nursing home, and die a pretty grueling death. This happens to be one of those diseases which robs people of everything both mentally and physically and very slowly. It's really quite awful. Sometimes it happens where a court just can't make something right, because there is just no particular justice to be had. No jail is gonna do to this man what his disease will. If the disease itself was able to be a sentence of the court, it would be stricken down as cruel and inhuman even for the worst of offender.

  • bill
    May 12, 2012 - 11:25

    I'm with Dee on this one. Get caught Oh I have a medical problem so go easy on me. I would say he knew exactly what he was doing

  • Mary
    May 12, 2012 - 11:04

    I totally agree with Jaydee! Why bring out the illness card now. The fact of the matter is Mr. Farr knew what he was doing was wrong but yet continued to do it. If it was the disease why did it only affect him at those times? Disease or not I think Mr. Farr needs to be dealt with. He needs no special treatment. That would be just opening up a whole can of worms for other people suffering with diseases that don't know what they are doing?

  • Dee
    May 12, 2012 - 10:23

    Ya right another another one with problems,so let him off with the crime .Like most of us we run into money problems from time to time,be responsible for your actions sir.

  • JP
    May 12, 2012 - 09:48

    I'm all for taking your punishment when you do wrong and get caught. However, in Mr. Farr's case, I can't help but wonder why after such a long career did he suddenly begin to commit serious fraud. Yes, he admits to planning, plotting, etc., but I think the lawyer is onto something here in this case. Obviously Mr. Farr should not be allowed to ever be in a position of trust or where he can manipulate things to his favour, due to his disease. If found guilty the most he should face would be some type of house arrest or probation along with a Restituion Order. Sending this man to jail would be a crime now in and of itself! Good luck to Mr. Farr and his family. I say pay back the money and take care of yourself with your families support.

  • Audrina
    May 12, 2012 - 09:08

    My heart goes out to this man.

  • jaydee
    May 12, 2012 - 08:46

    I am sorry that he is sick but he still needs to pay for his crimes. He admitted he knew what he did was wrong so why can't he be punished? Sorry but its too late to bring out the illness card now.