The Canadian Press

2014-08-14 | Robocalls-Trial

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On August 14th, after a trial that had started on June 2nd, junior Conservative campaign staffer Michael Sona, the lone person charged in the 2011 robocall election scandal, was found guilty. Automated calls were made to more than 67-hundred phone numbers, mostly in Guelph and mostly Liberal supporters, informing them that their polling station had been relocated. Sona's lawyer, Norm Boxall, said he was disappointed by the verdict. (Sona was sentenced to nine months in jail and one year probation on November 19th.)

Date: 2014-08-14
Placeline: Guelph, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << like any trial counsel, and with the client we're matters for speedy trial you're always disappointed if there's a conviction I I don't think it's a more that obviously the judges that's as a personal level I mean I'm impressed with the thoroughness and carefulness with which the judge is assessed it, emotionally of course the results disappointing >>

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