RCMP expected to charge Mike Duffy Thursday

Duffy is innocent of any criminal wrong-doing: lawyer

CTV News

Charges are expected Thursday against Senator Mike Duffy in connection with expenses billed to taxpayers.

The investigation into the Duffy affaire dates back to over a year ago.

The Globe and Mail reported Duffy’s lawyer, Donald Bayne, said his client maintains his innocence and looks forward to a fair hearing in court – adding Duffy has never had a fair hearing in Senate, or the media.

Duffy has been under investigation for claiming living allowance and stating his home was in PEI – when he was alleged to be living in Ottawa.

The national paper also reported the investigation looked at Nigel Wright’s secret $90,000 payment after the scandal broke.

The Senate voted last fall to suspend the former Conservative senator as part of an ongoing controversy over disputed living expenses.

It’s not clear what charges Duffy will be facing but court filings in the past point towards fraud and breach-of-trust charges. 

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  1. ric posted on 07/17/2014 08:13 AM
    I hope this conniving weasel is guilty and does JAIL TIME.
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