Brian Iler holds councillor Mammoliti accountable for improper fundraising

July 18th, 2014 by Iler Campbell

Brian was recently in the news after his complaint to Toronto’s integrity commissioner resulted in city councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, being docked three months of pay for violating council’s rules on accepting gifts and benefits.

Mammoliti raised $80,000 at a $5,000-a-table event in Woodbridge in May 2013. His docked pay will result in him losing $26,000. This was the maximum allowable penalty. In addition to this penalty, city council also voted to hire a criminal lawyer to determine whether to refer the matter to the police for a criminal investigation.

Two CBC News stories published shortly after the fundraiser took place detailed its improprieties. The fundraiser was attended by lobbyists and by individuals with business with the city. The CBC also revealed that councillors had been cautioned by the integrity commissioner just two weeks before the event about the strict rules on holding fundraisers.

Brian submitted a formal complaint to the integrity commissioner in August 2013 after it became apparent that Mammoliti was going to get away with his illegal fundraiser.

In addition to confirming the details of the news stories, the commissioner’s report also revealed that City staff members worked on the event during city work hours.

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