Rob Ford's Meeting With The Compliance Audit Committee

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  • Rob Ford files to be a candidate in 2010 election

    Rob Ford files to be a candidate in 2010 election
    Rob Ford files with the City of Toronto to run for mayor in the upcoming municipal election. In an audit request filed a year later, the claimaints said the mayor was incurring expenses prior to this date, including the chartering of a bus for the campaign's launch. The audit found this to be illegal under the Municipal Elections Act. Image courtesy of Shaun Merritt via Creative Commons
  • The "Bromwell" event

    Ford's campaign attributed $19,500 in donations to an event hosted by Craig Bromwell, the former president of the Toronto Police Associaiton. However, Bromwell told auditors he never hosted an event on that date. The audit found the donations were actually raised at an event hosted by Paul Golini of Empire Communities. The campaign had already attributed $25,000 in donations to that event.
  • Ford campaign purchases money orders

    Ford campaign purchases money orders
    The Ford campaign purchased 12 money orders from TD Bank, with nine more purchased over the following month. The audit found the campaign was using the money orders in order to accept cash donations over $25, which is a violation of the Municipal Elections Act. Image courtesy of Brandon Schory via Creative Commons
  • Fundraiser at TAC Mechanical offices

    A fundraiser held at the offices of TAC Mechanical, where 10-15 people were in attendance, raised a "substantial amount of money" according to the audit. The costs of hosting the fundraiser were not disclosed by Ford's campaign. If the campaign was financed by TAC, then this would be in contrevention of the Municipal Elections Act.
  • Rob Ford Wins 2010 Election

    Rob Ford wins the 2010 Toronto mayoral election, garnering 47 per cent of the vote.
  • Ford pays back costs incurred by family company

    According to the audit, Ford's campaign paid back the costs covered by Deco Labels and Tags and Doug Ford Holdings, both corporations owned by the Ford family. The costs, which totalled over $75,000, were paid back without interest. The audit found this loan is in contravention of the Municipal Elections Act, which bars candidates from taking loans from institutions other than a bank.
  • Reed and Chaleff-Freudenthaler file joint request for audit into Ford's campaign finances

    Reed and Chaleff-Freudenthaler file joint request for audit into Ford's campaign finances
    Max Reed and Adam Chaleff-Freudenthaler filed a joint request to the Compliance Audit Committee for an audit into Rob Ford's 2010 mayoral campaign finances. The claimants said the campaign had expenses paid for by Ford's family business, Deco Labels and Tags, and accepted corporate contributions, both illegal under the Municipal Elections Act. Images courtesy of David Grant via Creative Commons
  • DePoe files for audit into Ford's campaign finances

    David DePoe, a former librarian and city activist, filed for an audit into Ford's 2010 campaign finances. The application was denied. DePoe later filed for an audit into Giorgio Mammoliti's campaign finances, which resulted in the Compliance Audit Committee going forward with legal action against the councillor.
  • Campaign receives corporate donation

    The audit found the Ford campaign received a cheque for $1500 from Floros Investments and Developments Inc. The cheque was forfeited to the City of Toronto and was not cashed.
  • Former premier organizes a fundraiser

    In a fundraiser organized by former Ontario premier Mike Harris, a total of $25,000 was arranged to help cover Ford's campaign finances from the 2010 mayoral election. The audit says the event was not reported by Ford, and is thus is contravention of the Municipal Elections Act.
  • Ford receives corporate donation from Mike Harris

    Mike Harris, the former premier of Ontario, made a $2500 donation to the Ford campaign through his company, Steane Consulting Ltd. The Ford campaign issued a receipt to Mike Harris personally. The audit concludes this is in violation of the Municipal Elections Act which bars corporations from making donations.
  • Ford hands over campaign records

    Rob Ford meets with Froese Forensic Partners, who would be carrying out the audit, to hand over the records from his 2010 mayoral campaign.
  • Ford ordered out of office in conflict of interest case

    Following a lawsuit, Ford was found to have broken conflict of interest laws by voting on a City Council measure that would see him absolved of paying back donations made to his football charity that had been made by lobbyists and gained illegally. The judge ordered Ford to be removed from office.
  • Ford interviewed by auditors

    Rob Ford, in the presence of his brother and fellow councillor, Doug Ford, and his legal council, is interviewed by Froese Forensic in regards to the audit.
  • Ford wins appeal

    Rob Ford won in his appeal to overturn the guilty verdict in the conflict of interest case that would have seen him removed from office.
  • Results of Ford's audit released

    Forese Forensics released the results of their audit into Ford's campaign finances. The audit found the campaign overspent by more than $40,000.
  • Giorgio Mammoliti found to have overspent on 2010 campaign

    Following an audit, the Compliance Audit Committee found Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti overspent by as much as 44 per cent in his 2010 campaign. The committee voted on instructing the city solicitor to seek outside council to go forward with legal proceedings. The audit came as a result of a request of David DePoe, who previously filed an unsuccessful request for an audit into Ford's 2010 mayoral campaign.
  • Compliance Audit Committee rules to not go forward with legal proceedings

    The city's Compliance Audit Committee rules two to one not to go forward with legal proceedings against the mayor for overspending on his 2010 mayoral campaign.