Found guilty of subverting democracy, Michael Sona sentenced to 9 months - 2014-11-20
Former Conservative staffer Michael Sona has been sentenced to nine months in jail plus a year on probation for trying to keep some voters in Guelph, Ont., from casting ballots in the 2011 federal election.
Sona's mother started to cry and Sona himself sat very still upon hearing the sentence. A courthouse police officer escorted Sona into custody immediately after the judge left. Before leaving, Judge Gary Hearn wished Sona good luck.
Earlier, Hearn said Sona's crime showed a "callous and blatant disregard for the right of people to vote" and said Sona was a major participant in this "ill-conceived and disturbing plan."