Public Prosecution Service of Canada



Public Prosecution Service of Canada

August 14, 2014 11:35 ET

Michael Sona Guilty of Election Offence

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 14, 2014) - Michael Sona was found guilty today, in the Ontario Court of Justice, in Guelph, Ontario, of one offence under the Canada Elections Act.

Mr. Sona was charged on April 2, 2013, with wilfully preventing or endeavouring to prevent an elector, in Guelph, from voting at an election, between April 30 and May 2, 2011, contrary to section 281(g) of the Canada Elections Act, and by doing so committing an offence contrary to section 491(3)(d) of the Canada Elections Act.

Mr. Sona will be sentenced at a later date. The maximum penalty for this offence is $5,000.00, five years in prison, or both.

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is responsible for prosecuting offences under federal jurisdiction in a manner that is free of any improper influence and that respects the public interest. The PPSC is also responsible for providing prosecution-related advice to law enforcement agencies across Canada.

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