Fontana Spared Jail Time
Jul 17, 2014 By Matthew Friedberg
LONDON, Ont. – Joe Fontana, the former mayor of London, Ont., who was convicted of fraud-related offences from his time as a federal Liberal cabinet minister, was sentenced Tuesday to four months of house arrest and 18 months of probation.
Superior Court Judge Bruce Thomas sentenced Fontana for fraud and breach of trust by a public official, saying ``personal gain appears to be the only motive'' for the fraud.
``It may be in our terms a small pebble...but its ripple effect stretches further and lasts longer than the mass of the deed would seem,'' Thomas said.