Following the conviction of Charles Lugassy of electoral fraud for his actions in the 2009 municipal elections the Quebec court has handed down a fine of $1000 and has stripped Lugassy of the right to vote in elections for a period of five years. Furthermore, Lugassy is also forbidden from running as a candidate in an election, also for five years.
The courts have clearly ruled this case as a serious offence. Such a condemnation had previously been unheard of in Cote Saint-Luc politics.
And more legal actions are still pending against Lugassy. The Director General of Elections has scheduled a hearing on April 30, 2013 concerning Lugassy’s electoral expenses in the 2009 elections.
- Lugassy found guilty of electoral fraud – Coupable de fraude électorale dans Côte-Saint-Luc (gjnashen.wordpress.com)
- Self-proclaimed Sephardi candidate guilty of fraud (gjnashen.wordpress.com)