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Some recent convictions involving current or former federal politicians

06/25/2015 01:55 EDT | Updated 06/25/2016 05:59 EDT
OTTAWA - Some convictions involving current or former federal parliamentarians:

Dean Del Mastro: Former Conservative MP was sentenced Thursday to one month in jail after being convicted of violating Canada Elections Act during 2008 federal ballot. Del Mastro also received four-month conditional sentence, the first month of which will be served under house arrest, and a further 18 months of probation.

Manon Perreault: In March, former New Democrat MP was found guilty of mischief after falsely accusing a one-time staffer of theft.

Joe Fontana: Mayor of London, Ont., and former Liberal cabinet minister was convicted last year of fraud, forgery and breach of trust by public official. He was sentenced to four months of house arrest and 18 months of probation.

Raymond Lavigne: Liberal senator was convicted of fraud over $5,000 and breach of trust in 2011 over false travel expense claims and having office staff work on his personal farm. He was sentenced to six months in jail and another six under house arrest.

Michel Cogger: Progressive Conservative senator was convicted in 1998 of influence-peddling for lobbying the government on behalf of a client. He was fined $3,000, put on probation and ordered to do community service, but was later given an absolute discharge — meaning a finding of guilt but no registered conviction.