11/21/2012 02:22 EST | Updated 01/21/2013 05:12 EST

London Mayor Joseph Fontana charged with fraud

The RCMP has charged Joseph Fontana, the mayor of London, Ont., following allegations he misused funds while he was a member of Parliament in 2005.

The RCMP has charged Fontana with:

- Breach of trust by a public officer.

- Fraud under $5,000.

- Uttering forged documents.

Fontana's first court appearance is scheduled for the new year. He is set to appear at the London Provincial Court House on Jan. 8, 2013.

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