The former Conservative staffer convicted in the 2011 robocalls scandal will have to spend another few days in jail before learning if he'll be granted bail pending an appeal of his conviction.
The Crown is contesting Michael Sona's bail application, but agrees it would be worthwhile for Ontario's Court of Appeal to review whether his nine-month sentence is appropriate.
Appeal Court Justice Harry LaForme reserved his decision following a bail hearing today in Toronto, but indicated he would make his ruling as soon as possible.
Mr. Sona has served 10 days in jail since being found guilty of violating the Canada Elections Act. He is appealing both his conviction and the sentence.
Mr. Sona was the only person to be charged after some 6,700 automated phone calls were placed on the morning of the 2011 federal election with misleading information on how to vote.
Mr. Sona's lawyer, Howard Krongold, says the sentence handed down to his client was unnecessarily harsh.
Mr. Krongold says Sona has already suffered considerably, and his experience serves as a strong deterrent for others who might consider committing election fraud.