TORONTO, July 10, 2014 /CNW/ - We can recall that twice in recent memory people collected money to help a young woman said to have cancer. When it was discovered the young women did not have cancer, both were charged & convicted of fraud. Councillor Mammoliti was the beneficiary of a $5,000 a table fund raising dinner, the kind of event for which the word 'racket' was coined in the 1900s.
When Councillor Mammoliti was under medical care he did not lose his salary, therefore the argument that it was necessary to take up a collection for his well-being is fallacious. The argument is further made that this money is needed to ensure Councillor Mammoliti continues his work at City Hall. Yet the money collected, $80,000, is not accounted under the Municipal Elections Act and appears to have been solicited under false pretenses.
These are the facts. We do not have to hire another consultant but bring in the police to decide whether or not there is criminal conduct in this matter.
SOURCE: Erwin Sniedzins Toronto Mayor Candidacy Office
For further information: Erwin Sniedzins, Mayoral Candidate, 416-858-2618