David Livingston, chief of staff to former Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty, led from court in handcuffs. Will appeal.
Lipson reserved sentencing decision until April 11 after hearing a prosecution call for jail, and a defence plea to hand down a conditional discharge.
Livingston found guilty of attempted mischief to data and illegal use of a computer.
Says that the accused were only destroying personal or Liberal party data don’t jibe with the evidence.
Livingston and Miller hoping court will dismiss the case without the defence having to present evidence.
Former police officer attacked over his role in the probe of destroyed e-mails in the premier’s office.
Double deletions aimed to thwart the public’s right to accountability.
Dumped e-mails at issue were about the Liberals’ decision to cancel two gas plants just before the 2011 election.
Destruction of e-mail records around a decision to scrap two gas plants at issue.
Charged with breach of trust and mischief related to gas plant scandal.
Tories don’t believe any of their comments “constitute actionable defamation.”
Privacy Commissioner accuses senior Liberal staff of violating the Archives and Recordkeeping Act