Ex-Conservative Party of Canada staffer faces one count of mischief in connection with alleged hacking of Erin O'Toole's 2020 leadership campaign .
A spokesperson for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has confirmed that Dion Ahwai is charged with data mischief under the Criminal Code, Global reported Wednesday. News.
The charge would specifically relate to wrongdoing that “impedes, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use of computer data.”
Mr. Ahwai is due to appear in Ontario court on August 4, according to the outlet.
The former party leader's office declined to comment on the news as the matter is before the courts, said it was clarified.
Recall that Mr. O'Toole had accused in June 2020 the campaign of his opponent during the electoral race, Peter MacKay, of having stolen confidential data.
A complaint was then filed with the RCMP, Ontario Provincial Police and Toronto Police Service to investigate “the theft of Zoom video conferences, including confidential strategy video conferences. campaigns, and videoconferences with Conservative Party members across Canada,” Mr. O’Toole’s statement read.
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