POLITICS
10/28/2011 07:36 EDT | Updated 12/28/2011 05:12 EST

Two men plead guilty to election violations in Kash Heed campaign in 2009

VANCOUVER - Fines have been handed to two men who pleaded guilty to breaking election laws while working on the 2009 election campaign of former B.C. Solicitor General Kash Heed.

Barinder Sall, Heed's campaign manager, and Dinesh Khanna, a printer, admitted to violating laws covering campaign spending and advertising as well as misleading investigators.

They were charged after anonymous pamphlets were distributed in the Vancouver-Fraserview riding attacking Heed's N-D-P opponent.

A provincial court judge in Vancouver fined Sall $15,000 and placed him on probation for a year, while Khanna was fined $6,000 and given three months probation.

Heed was cleared of any wrongdoing in the incident but was fined $8,000 last month because his campaign expenses went over the legal limit as a result of the spending on the pamphlet. (CKNW)