FORMER MP DEL MASTRO LOSES APPEAL, OFF TO JAIL

Apr 05, 2016

By Bob Komsic

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An Oshawa judge has rejected the former Peterbrough Conservative MP’s appeal on Elections Canada overspending convictions.
He said no errors were made in the original tiral and upheld the convictions.
Del Mastro
Dean Del Mastro was convicted in the fall of 2014 for violating the Canada Elections Act during the 2008 election and was sentenced last summer to one month in jail.
He was granted bail after one night behind bars as he launched an appeal, with his lawyer arguing for no time in jail while the Crown pushed for a longer sentence.
But with the dismissal of both the Crown’s and defence’s appeal of the original sentence, Del Mastro was immediately placed in custody and will finish out the original jail sentence followed by four months of house arrest and 18 months of probation.
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