Linda O’Leary not facing jail time

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Linda and Kevin O’Leary. Photo courtesy The Star

Linda and Kevin O’Leary. Photo courtesy The Star

Linda O’Leary, wife of Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, is facing a fine and no jail time after she was charged with careless operation of a vehicle following a boat crash that killed two people and injured three others, Canadian prosecutors said on Friday.

The crash took place in late August in Muskoka, Ontario. She was charged two weeks afterwards. Originally, the maximum penalty she faced was a $1 million Canadian ($757,000) fine and 18 months in jail, but the Public Prosecution Service of Canada said on Friday that it “reconsidered the position” and reduced the fine to $10,000 Canadian ($7,600), according to Reuters.

Linda O’Leary will appear in court October 29. The driver of the other boat, Richard Ruh, 57, of Orchard Park, N.Y., was charged with failing to exhibit navigation lights, but he is not required to make a court appearance.

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