jesse davidson, former president of the Ontario Young Liberals, won't have to worry about a criminal record getting in the way of that law career he's supposedly pursuing. On Tuesday, the Crown attorney's office was slated to withdraw one fraud and 23 forgery charges against the young Grit.
In return, Davidson has agreed to repay some $7,000 that he withdrew from the party's bank account when he was president. It's what led to the charges.
But Davidson's lawyer, William McDowell, says the payment Davidson's making as restitution should in no way be viewed as an admission of guilt.
"There was no finding or admission of guilt," says McDowell.
The office of provincial Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty has apparently taken notice of the financial follies.
Word is, the leader's office is in the middle of a review of the books of all clubs associated with the Ontario Young Liberals.
"Shenanigans are going on all the time," says one Grit insider. EDM