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Council disciplines Mammoliti over conduct violation

Giorgio Mammoliti is being docked three months' of pay. In addition to that, the city will hire a solicitor to look at whether the issue should be referred to the police.

Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillors have decided to take a strong stance against one of their own - Giorgio Mammoliti.

They voted 37-2 in favour of a report by the integrity commissioner that concluded the councillor violated the code of conduct by accepting a "gift" of $80,000 after a fundraiser was held for him last year.

The integrity commissioner, Janet Leiper, says the money came in the form of two cheques from the company that ran the event, money raised through ticket sales.

Mammoliti argues the event was of a personal nature, but there has been controversy over the guest list as some of those paying $500-a-plate were city hall lobbyists.

The councillor is being docked three months' of pay. In addition to that, the city will hire a solicitor to look at whether the issue should be referred to the police.

"We regard the integrity of council and each member of council in very high regard," councillor Joe Mihevc says of the message sent to Mammoliti. "If anyone thinks they can flaunt the rules and do the kinds of things that councillor Mammoliti is charged with doing, they're wrong. We will not tolerate is as council."

Councillor Mike Layton became animated when he argued that action had to be taken against Mammoliti.

"Money changed hands," Layton emphasized.

Mammoliti continues to defend himself, arguing that he did not break policy. He says he will fight tonight's vote in court.

He told reporters that he will not be "scared off" by council's decision.

"I will do my job here. I will not shut up," Mammoliti said.

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  1. JohnVoter posted on 07/09/2014 10:33 PM
    This guy is lower than dog food! slap the cuffs on him.
    1. john posted on 07/10/2014 11:03 AM
      @JohnVoter the liberals are lower then dog food slap the cuffs on them . and force them to give our money back .
  2. Rob Ford's Brother Doug posted on 07/10/2014 05:43 AM
    Stupid Giorgio.

    I tried to tell him how to get away with it - the same way that Rob and I have done so many times.

    He just doesn't learn.

    Maybe he and Rob can share jail cells in a few months.
  3. dama posted on 07/10/2014 03:26 PM
    "the councillor violated the code of conduct by accepting a "gift" of $80,000"

    and the punishment for this was via council's vote and the integrity commissioner's recommendation of garnishing of 3 months pay?

    When is the integrity commissioner and councillors become judge and jury?

    If there is a violation, which this is deemed, shouldn't t be a criminal case and pass on to police?

    In any case. he still comes up on top by $54,000.
  4. frankie posted on 07/10/2014 04:56 PM
    This is a larger issue than the media has reported as I believe the councilor was raising funds to retire legal fees from a prior problem. Some councilors seems to get hammered with legal fees, perhaps after acting without any sense of the possible legal outcomes.

    One also gets the sense that they do not shop around for legal fees or set budgets in advance. You don't need a Harvard lawyer for a basic case, especially where the facts and law are known. One can limit trial costs, limit motion costs, etc.
  5. john posted on 07/10/2014 05:25 PM
    the liberals are so dam low that they are willing to take on Rob Ford as one of their own.
    u should all be ashamed of yourselves liberals.
    1. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman posted on 07/10/2014 05:33 PM
      @john Are you saying to me that the Liberals and Rob Ford are nothing but unorganized grabastic pieces of amphibian shit?
  6. frankie posted on 07/10/2014 05:28 PM
    $2,000 for a motion and $2,000/day for a trial is adequate 99% of the time.

    Clarification - Coun. M. previously raised funds to clear legal fees, according to the press, 1-2 years ago.
  7. Silver Lining posted on 07/10/2014 07:58 PM
    FOUR MORE FORD MONTHS ! FOUR MORE FORD MONTHS ! FOUR MORE FORD MONTHS ! FOUR MORE FORD MONTHS ! FOUR MORE FORD MONTHS
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