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OILERS, PART II: LARGUE ON PROBATION FOR FRAUD CONVICTION

          NHL Oilers suitor Michael Largue was charged last March
     and pleaded guilty in November to the felony charge of
     "larceny scheme to defraud," according to Loome & Johnson of
     the EDMONTON SUN.  Largue received five years probation,
     which he is still serving.  Largue's probation requirements
     "mean he isn't allowed to leave" the state of NY and "will
     likely be re-arrested if his probation officer finds out"
     about his trip to Edmonton.  Canadian officials "are
     investigating how he entered Canada."  Loome & Johnson add
     that Largue has dealt "with at least five different NHL
     teams in the past four years," the Oilers, Sabres, Whalers,
     Lightning and Canadiens, "using each as a springboard to
     approach the next" (EDMONTON SUN, 3/5).
          REAX: Edmonton Mayor Bill Smith, on the background
     checks that led to inconsistencies in Largue's stories: "Did
     he think that nobody here was going to bother?  I mean, did
     he think we were just some hillbillies up here?" (EDMONTON
     JOURNAL, 3/5).  Largue's "estranged wife" Jeanette said that
     Largue is a "pathological liar" (EDM. JOURNAL, 3/5).
               
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