Audit finds Mammoliti overspent on campaign
City Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti speaks to CP24 on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.
Chris Fox, cp24.com
Published Friday, January 11, 2013 1:58PM EST
Giorgio Mammoliti, the outspoken city councillor representing York-West, spent $12,065 more than he was allowed to during his 2010 election campaign, a third-party audit has found.
The 43-page audit, which was prepared by Froese Forensic Partners and released Friday, finds that Mammoliti surpassed the $27,464.65 campaign spending limit, failed to report several campaign expenses incurred on his personal credit card and improperly reported several others.
The audit stated that by doing so, Mammoliti violated the Municipal Elections Act.
“In our opinion, the candidate's campaign expenses subject to limitation exceeded the campaign's authorized limit by $12,065, as set out in Schedule l,” the audit states. “We emphasize to the committee that the Act holds the candidate ultimately responsible for the integrity of the books, records and financial statements, as set out in Section 69 of the Act.”
The audit was requested by city resident David DePoe in December, 2011.
The city’s compliance audit committee is expected to discuss its findings during their next meeting.
If the committee decides to pursue legal action under the Municipal Elections Act, Mammoliti could ultimately be removed from office.
The results of an audit examining Mayor Rob Ford’s election expenses have not yet been made public.
Mammoliti is a former member of Ford’s executive committee, but resigned in November after a judge ordered Ford removed from office for violating the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. That decision is being appealed.
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