Diavik diamond thief sentenced to 18 months in jail

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Samson Mkhitaryan, an ex-Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. employee behind the biggest theft the territory has ever seen, was sentenced to 18 months in jail Wednesday, avoiding a prison term proposed by prosecutors. “People do things under situations of great stress they don’t do otherwise,” said a sympathetic NWT Supreme Court Justice Andrew Mahar, addressing Mkhitaryan...