Toronto Mayor Rob Ford left city hall early on Friday, and, whether that was intentional or not, it turned out to be a fairly fortuitous absence.
A damning audit into the controversial mayor’s 2010 election spending was released to the public just a shy moment before the end of the day, well after Ford had left for the weekend.
CTV News reports that the report by Froese Forensics found that Ford broke the law and exceeded the allowable campaign spending limit by $40,168 during his successful bid to be mayor.
The report will be submitted to the city’s Compliance Audit Committee, which will decide whether to file non-criminal charges against Ford.
It is possible, but high unlikely, that Ford could be removed from office as a result. A more likely penalty would be a fine. And remember, that is only if charges are brought forward and he is found guilty.
Consider the not-so-sexy sequel to Ford’s recently concluded conflict of interest court battle.