Calgary councillor running for re-election charged with fraud and breach of trust

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CALGARY — A Calgary city councillor running for re-election is facing charges of fraud and breach of trust following an RCMP investigation.

Mounties say a "complex investigation" was done into the expenses of incumbent Ward 2 Coun. Joe Magliocca after a city police probe found thousands in ineligible council expenditures.

Magliocca is facing one count each of breach of trust and fraud under $5,000.

He is to appear in court next Friday, three days before the municipal election.

The councillor for the city's northwest was first elected in 2013.

Magliocca did not immediately return request for comment.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 8, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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