WINNIPEG - A former executive director with the Manitoba Liberal Party has admitted to falsifying signatures on nomination papers.
Dennis Trochim (TROH'-chim) has pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly providing false information under the province's Elections Act.
Trochim acted as the official agent for a dozen Liberal candidates in the 2011 election.
Court was told Trochim was drunk when he forged signatures and names on nomination papers for Liberal candidates in the Dauphin constituency.
Trochim's lawyer says his client was under a lot of stress due to a high workload and because his father had been diagnosed with cancer.
The Crown is seeking a $5,000 fine, while the defence is asking for a penalty of $2,000.