Garth Drabinsky once bestrode the Canada's entertainment industry like a colossus. He owned movie theatres, he produced movies and he brought major Broadway shows to the Canadian stage.
Now he's reduced to trying to convince a parole board to let him sleep in his own bed.
Drabinsky, 64, is on day parole and living at a Toronto halfway house after being convicted of fraud in 2009 along with partner Myron Gottlieb in connection with the collapse of their company, Livent Inc. He was sentenced to five years in prison (Gottlieb got six) and released after serving more than one-third of his sentence.
Drabinsky lost a bid Monday to be allowed to live at home with his wife. The Canadian Press reported the two-member parole board panel was split, which means a fresh hearing in two months following further evaluation of his risk to re-offend.
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