|Kelly Pflug-Back. (QMI files)
TORONTO – G20 rioter Kelly Pflug-Back has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for her lead role during the summit's protests.
Because of her 23 days of pre-trial custody and bail conditions, Justice John McMahon reduced her prison sentence to 11 months with three years probation to follow.
Pflug-Back was convicted of wearing a disguise, intimidation, obstructing police and seven counts of mischief exceeding $5,000.
During the G20 rampage, Pflug-Back instructed black bloc rioters to damage and torch three police cruisers and break the glass of five downtown stores.
Court heard that the actions of Pflug-Back and her black bloc friends total $160,000 to property and the loss of business that resulted from the damages.
"Society's abhorrence of these actions are clear ... there was an impact on many innocent people and a callous disregard for members of the community," McMahon said.
"She was not simply a follower caught up in the moment. She was the one shouting directions as to what stores should be targeted."
McMahon said that Pflug-Back showed zero remorse for her victim during impact statements and was disinterested and playing with her hair.
"She has plead guilty and saved the court time. She has taken responsibility for her actions but she is not remorseful," McMahon said.
The Crown had asked for a sentence of 18 months while the defence ask for six months.
"It is important to send a message with a stiff sentence," said Crown Elizabeth Nadeau.
It has been a difficult situation said Pflug-Back's lawyer, Steve Gerhl.