London, Ontario mayor Joe Fontana committed to trial on fraud charges

Has there been a less credible time for municipal politics in Ontario?

Joe Fontana

Joe Fontana is accused of using taxpayer money to help pay for his son’s wedding reception in June 2005. DAVE CHIDLEY / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTO

The Toronto Star reported on October 29, 2013, London, Ont., mayor Fontana committed to trial on fraud charges,

After a two-day preliminary hearing, Justice Ronald Marion ruled Tuesday there was enough evidence for the proceedings against Joe Fontana to move forward.

Fontana is accused of using taxpayer money to help pay for his son’s wedding reception in June 2005.

He was charged by the RCMP last November with three offences: fraud under $5,000, uttering a forged document and breach of trust by a public official.

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