11/15/2014 12:48 EST | Updated 01/15/2015 05:59 EST

Joe Fontana, Ex-London, Ont. Mayor, Finishes House Arrest For Fraud Conviction


LONDON, Ont. - Former London, Ont., mayor Joe Fontana has finished his house arrest sentence for his conviction on fraud charges.

Saturday marks the end of Fontana's four-month house arrest after his July sentencing, which saw him avoid jail time.

His lawyer Gord Cudmore says Fontana is doing well and is optimistic about the future.

Fontana must still serve 18 months probation and complete 150 hours of community service.

Fontana resigned after he was found guilty of three fraud-related offences for forging an expense document in 2005 that resulted in a $1,700 government fraud dating back to his time as federal Liberal cabinet minister.

(AM980, The Canadian Press)

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