Campaign finances could put Mayor Ford back in legal trenches
Mayor Rob Ford could find himself back in the legal trenches as early as today.
If a forensic audit of Ford's 2010 mayoral campaign comes back showing that it broke rules in Toronto's Municipal Elections Act, the mayor could face a number of possible penalties, including losing his job.
Findings of that audit could be released as soon as Friday, or early next week.
However, even if there is evidence to show that Ford violated the Act, proving beyond a reasonable doubt in court that an offense has been committed is difficult.
While Ford's ouster is not out of the question, no Ontario politician has even been seriously reprimanded for violating those regulations.
Some familiar names are behind these charges.
The complaint was filed by 2 men who who helped bring a conflict of interest against the mayor; lawyer Max Reed and political activist Adam Chaleff-Freudenthaler.