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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:20 pm

'Shark Tank' star O'Leary's wife found not guilty in crash

Associated Press

TORONTO -- The wife of “Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary was found not guilty Tuesday of charges stemming from in a boat crash that killed two people in central Ontario two years ago.

Linda O’Leary was charged with careless operation of a vessel following the Aug. 24, 2019, collision on Lake Joseph, north of Toronto. Her husband was on board, as was a family friend.

Two people on the other boat -- Gary Poltash, 64, of Florida, and Suzana Brito, 48, of Uxbridge, Ontario -- died from their injuries. Three others were hurt.

The verdict was delivered in a hearing in Parry Sound, Ontario, that was also livestreamed.

Kevin O’Leary ran for the leadership of Canada’s Conservative party in 2017 but later dropped out.

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