Welcome to Regime Stephen Harper. Our beloved Prime Minister's Parliamentary Secretary, Dean Del Mastro, El Roundo to his friends, is not just a big rule breaker when it comes to campaign donations but he is crappy at it.
Andy Radia of Yahoo breaks down what he did. What the MP for Peterborough did was he got his cousin David Del Mastro of Deltro Electric Ltd. of Mississauga to get a bunch of his employees to give El Roundo donations of a grand after he, Mr. David Del Mastro had given them a grand plus a fifty for their trouble. Plus they get a tax reciept which is tax credit of about 650$ which means they get about seven bills for their effort. Nice work if you can get it.
Here's the deal. Dean Del Mastro is not the first guy to come up with this master plan in the Conservative Party. If he was a Liberal he would not be the first guy to come up with this master plan. Or a Bloc, a Dipper, a Socred; you get my drift.
Nor, I predict, will he be the last. It's just too easy to pull off if you aren't sloppy about it.
He is the first though to screw it up so very spectacularly.