MP Dean Del Mastro’s cousin was charged on Thursday with allegedly violating the Elections Act by funnelling money to the Peterborough MP’s 2008 campaign through employees of a Mississauga electrical company.
David Del Mastro and Tori-Lynn Manchulenko are accused of concealing the source of an election contribution and knowingly circumventing the campaign contribution limit for an individual donor under the Elections Act.
Conservative MP Del Mastro faces charges that he overspent during the 2008 campaign by $92,567, and failed to report a personal contribution of $21,000 which would put him over the $2,100 contribution limit. He’s charged with trying to cover it up by knowingly submitting a falsified document to Elections Canada.
His campaign manager, Richard McCarthy, also faces three similar charges.
That case is still before the courts.