London, Ont., elects Matt Brown as mayor
Former mayor Joe Fontana resigned after fraud conviction
London voters have chosen Matt Brown to replace their disgraced former mayor, Joe Fontana, after he resigned this summer following a fraud conviction.
Brown, a teacher, beat out more than a dozen candidates, including frontrunners Paul Cheng, a businessman, and Joe Swan, a city councillor.
Fontana vowed this summer never to seek public office again, effectively ending his three-decade federal and municipal political career.
He was found guilty of defrauding the government for forging a contract from his son's wedding to make it look as though it was for a political event at the same venue while he was a Liberal MP.
He's been sentenced to four months of house arrest.