Former Peterborough MP released from jail pending election fraud appeal

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Former Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro has been released from jail pending an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada for his conviction on election fraud.

Del Mastro’s lawyer said the former Conservative MP was released last week after applying to the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal.

On his official Facebook page, Del Mastro expressed his disappointment with the Ontario Court of Appeal and said the court failed to take into account the commercial value of a good or service provided to election campaigns.

“The Ontario Court of Appeal has taken the position that determining the commercial value of a good or service is too arduous a task for Elections Canada and that it would be confusing to the public,” Del Mastro wrote.

In October 2014, Del Mastro was found guilty of election fraud.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.