David Livingston Found Guilty
Toronto – January 19, 2018 – David Livingston was found guilty today in the Ontario Court of Justice of attempting to commit mischief in relation to data, by attempting to delete data from the computers of the Office of the Premier of Ontario, thereby committing an indictable offence contrary to section 430(5)(a) of the Criminal Code. The offence carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment.
He was also found guilty of fraudulently and without colour of right, using or causing to be used, directly or indirectly, a computer system with intent to commit the offence of mischief in relation to data under section 430(5), thereby committing an indictable offence contrary to section 342.1 of the Criminal Code. The offence carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment.
Laura Miller was found not guilty of both counts.
Sentencing will occur at a later date. All parties have 30 days to decide whether or not to appeal this decision.
The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is responsible for prosecuting offences in a manner that is free of any improper influence and that respects the public interest. The PPSC is also responsible for providing prosecution-related advice to law enforcement agencies across Canada.
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