'With Bruno, 90% of what he says is a lie, lie, lie"

Gino Conicella. (Jack Boland/QMI Agency)

Gino Conicella. (Jack Boland/QMI Agency)

Sam Pazzano, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 12:01 AM ET

Gino Conicella said he was stunned to hear claims that cabinet ministers allegedly received free housecleaning.

“I’ve never heard about it (until it was mentioned during the investigation). I never set up (the alleged cleaning of cabinet ministers’ homes),” said Conicella, who pleaded guilty in 2011 to accepting a secret commission and breach of trust.

“I would never do that. I was shocked to hear it. I was never involved in that. I don’t know anything about that,” the former 25-year provincial government employee said while standing outside his Woodbridge home Sunday.

“I’ve got my record and I paid back (restitution of $8,000). I’ve lost my job and I was seven or eight years from retirement. I put my family through hell,” said Conicella, a father of two, who now has his own

handyman company.

“It was all a big setup on (Perciasepe’s) part to me. It’s just not fair for me to lose my job of 25 years for $8,000,” he said.

 


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