Thursday, November 10, 2011

In Harper's Canada, "senior officials" from the Conservative Fund are free from prosecution

Uncharged "senior officials" won't spill the beans...

The Conservative Party was fined $52,000 for breaking election rules in a deal that saw charges dropped against four senior officials, but guilty pleas by the organizations for which they made the decisions.

Under a deal accepted by Judge Celynne Dorval in an Ottawa courtroom Thursday afternoon, the party and its fundraising arm, the Conservative Fund, pleaded guilty to Elections Act charges of incurring election expenses exceeding the maximum allowable and filing election records that didn't set out all expenses.

More serious charges against the party and its fundraising arm of wilfully breaking the laws were withdrawn.

Guess the new jails are only for those who grow pot.

Read more here.

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