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McGuinty staffer's partner paid $10,000 to delete hard drives, OPP allege

Another possible headache for the Ontario Liberal Party is brewing.

The Toronto Star reports that the Ontario Provincial Police allege the partner of former premier Dalton McGuinty’s deputy chief of staff was paid $10,000 to wipe computer hard drives in the then-premier’s office.

The allegation arises from documents pertaining to the gas plants scandal.

In documents obtained by the Star, the OPP allege that computer expert Peter Faist was asked by his partner to wipe off personal data on around 20 desktop computers in the premier’s office.

It’s alleged he was paid $10,000 by the Liberal caucus.

At this time, no charges have been laid and the allegations have not been proven in court.