February 25, 2019 1:19 pm
Updated: February 25, 2019 2:17 pm

No charges in PC nomination voter fraud investigation: Hamilton Police

Hamilton police have wrapped up an investigation into alleged fraud at a PC party of Ontario nomination meeting in May 2017.

Hamilton police have wrapped up an investigation into alleged fraud at a PC party of Ontario nomination meeting in May 2017.

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Hamilton Police Service said there is ‘insufficient evidence’ to lay criminal charges following an allegation of voter fraud at a Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario nomination meeting in May 2017.

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In May 2017, investigators started looking into claims that the nomination meeting was rigged in favour of federal Conservative staffer Ben Levitt.

The allegation stems from activities related to the ballot box at the credentials referral desk, which police say contained many fake forms from individuals who neither attended the meeting nor voted and which included the name of one person who had passed away a week prior to the nomination meeting.

Police say during the extensive investigation, several persons of interest were identified and two arrests were made, but those individuals were subsequently released unconditionally.

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The investigation is closed pending any new evidence that may be brought forward.

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