Antonio Mastronardi of Vaughan convicted of taking bribes while working at WSIB

A 66-year-old Vaughan man, who was previously employed by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, was recently convicted of charges in relation to historical fraud charges from 2002.

On Wednesday, July 7, 2010, Antonio MASTRONARDI, 66, of Vaughan, appeared before The Honourable Mr. Justice Alexander Sosna of the Superior Court of Justice in Oshawa and was found guilty of Fraud Over $5,000 and Accepting a Secret Commission after a lengthy trial that began in 2007.

On Friday, November 8, 2002, investigators working out of the York Regional Police Major Fraud Unit, in participation with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Special Investigations Branch, charged Mr. MASTRONARDI who was then a WSIB Accounts Advisor. It was alleged that between Wednesday, August 1, 2001 and Monday, December 10, 2001, the accused reduced WSIB Insurance premiums for a Vaughan Construction Company in exchange for cash and other benefits. It was further alleged that the accused did this by using a group reclassification which resulted in substantial savings to the construction company.

Mr. Mastronardi is scheduled to appear next before the Oshawa Superior Court of Justice on Thursday, October 21, 2010, for his sentencing.

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