Jun 13, 2014
By Bob Komsic
Joe Fontana says he’s ”shocked, devastated” by the guilty verdict at his trial on charges of fraud, forgery and breach of trust that date back to his time as a Liberal MP.
The judge in the trial of Joe Fontana ruled the former federal cabinet minister abused the public trust by altering a contract he submitted that led to the government paying $1,700 for expenses for his son’s wedding in 2005.
He says he’ll consider a possible appeal.
The 64-year old Fontana had refused to step down as mayor while the case was before the courts but says he’ll make a statement soon about his political future.
He’s to be sentenced July 15th.