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VIDEO: Mayor Joe Fontana sentenced in London, Ontario

Mayor Joe Fontana was sentenced on Tuesday in London, Ontario, given four months house arrest and 18 months probation for fraud-related offences stemming back to 2005.

Fontana, 64, had forged a document nine years ago for $1,700, when he was a Liberal member of Canada's House of Commons.

"The judge has spoken and I accept his decision and that's all I've got to say," said Fontana in the video above, all though he did have more to say.

"It's been a very difficult two years for my family, for the community... I regret the shame, the embarrassment, the pain that I cause my family and my community. It's been hard.

"My family is going to have me around for a long time. They've given me 32 of their years. I've gotta give them something back... I want to give back to the community. I've tried to do it for the past 32 years and I want to continue to work in the community in ways that I know best.

"I've gotta move forward."

Video: The Canadian Press

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