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.