The Toronto Star is reporting that Steve Ellis, a former Immigration and Refugee Board member, has been sentenced to 18 months in jail. He was found guilty of breach of trust and bribery after being caught on videotape trying to pressure a Korean refugee claimant into having sex in return for a favorable decision.
The National Post has posted a copy of that video on youtube:
Ellis made a tearful apology in court when he told the judge he cannot begin to express his shame or the hurt he has caused his wife and children. He is appealing his sentence.