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Pierre Poutine Found Guilty of Elections Fraud

Web posted on August 14, 2014

The trial for Michael Sona, a former federal Conservative campaign worker based in Guelph, Ontario has concluded with a guilty verdict. Specifically, Sona was found guilty under the Elections Act of wilfully preventing or endeavouring to prevent a voter from casting a ballot. The charge was filed on April 2, 2013 in the Ontario Court of Justice in Guelph.

As many Guelphites, including our esteemed Editor, will remember, back in May of 2011 many received deceptive telephone calls from a 'Pierre Poutine' in a attempt to send them to the wrong polling location. Approximately 7,000 calls were made to non-Conservative supporters.

A hearing has been set for October 2014 to determine Sona's sentence. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in jail and a $5,000 fine.