06/26/2015 11:42 EDT | Updated 06/26/2016 01:12 EDT

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Del Mastro ordered released on $5,000 bail

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro has been ordered released on $5,000 bail a day after his conviction for "cheating" during his 2008 re-election campaign.A judge in Peterborough, Ont., says Del Mastro is no danger to the public and that his appeal is not frivolous.Del Mastro had applied for bail while he appeals his convictions for three electoral offences: overspending, failing to report a contribution he made to his campaign, and filing a false report.The Crown did not oppose his release on bail.More coming.