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West Kelowna man sentenced in riot

A West Kelowna man will spend time in jail for his part in the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup riot.

Brock Bigattini, 23, was sentenced Monday morning in a Vancouver Courtroom.

Bigattini was sentenced to 60 days in jail for 'Taking Part in a Riot'.

He had also been charged with Arson, Damaging Property and Mischief to Property over $5,000.

Bigattini is one of more than 200 people who have been charged for their part in the riot following game seven of the Stanley Cup final, between the Canucks and Boston Bruins.

Charges are still pending against several others.

More than a hundred people have already been sentenced for their part in the riot with sentences ranging from complete discharges to a year in jail.

The legal problems for Bigattini and others may not be over.

ICBC is suing 46 people - seeking damages of more than $500,000 in claims it has paid out to 77 people, who had their vehicles damaged or destroyed in the riot.

Bigattini along with John Stuart Fairburn, Jordan Houde and Patrick Judge are being sued by ICBC for their part in destroying a white 2008 Mini Cooper valued at $27,623.41.

Damages as a result of the riot are estimated at about $5M. That doesn't include police or court costs to investigate and prosecute those involved.



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