Charges – October 22, 2020
Charge no. 1
Between August 4, 2015, and January 29, 2016, David Berlin and Daniel Berlin, at or near the City of Toronto, did, by deceit, falsehood, or other means, defraud the public of a sum in excess of $5,000 by providing an electoral campaign return that contained documents that were false and by so doing thereby committed an offence contrary to paragraph 380(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.
Charge no. 2
Between August 26, 2015 and January 29, 2016, at or near the City of Toronto, David Berlin did cause the official agent to provide to the Chief Electoral Officer an electoral campaign return that contained material statements that David Berlin knew or ought reasonably to have known contained false or misleading statements, namely expenses in relation to the 2015 campaign of Karim Rizkallah for the by-election in the electoral district of Ottawa-West Nepean, contrary to paragraph 477.72(1)(a) of the Canada Elections Act and by doing so thereby committing an offence contrary to paragraph 497.4(2)(r) of the Canada Elections Act.