Mr. Joseph Fontana Charged

LONDON, ON, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The London Detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has filed criminal charges against Mr. Joseph Fontana, the Mayor of the City of London, Ontario.

In October, 2012, the RCMP was contacted by the House of Commons in regards to an alleged inappropriate use of funds by Mr. Fontana while he was serving as a Member of Parliament in 2005.

As the result of the investigation, Mr. Joseph Fontana has been charged with the following Criminal Code (CC) offences:

  • Breach of Trust by Public Officer, contrary to section 122 CC
  • Fraud Under $5000 contrary to section 380 (1)(b) CC
  • Uttering Forged Documents contrary to section 368 CC

Mr. Fontana is scheduled to appear at the London Provincial Court House on January 08, 2013.

SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information:

Sgt. Richard Rollings 
Media Relations Coordinator 
RCMP "O" Division 
Office: (519) 640-7302 
Cell: (416) 992-4409 
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/on/index-eng.htm