Duffy accused of charging for travel to funeral, ceremonies in Ottawa

Sen. Mike Duffy arrives to the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Monday, October 28, 2013.
PHOTO: Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Sen. Mike Duffy is now accused of charging taxpayers for personal travel to funerals and giving money to three people under the guise of a consulting contract.

A new court filing alleges ``inappropriate expense claims associated with personal attendance at funeral and related ceremonies.''

The court documents, released this afternoon, allege that Duffy filed eight separate expense claims that the RCMP says involved personal or partisan travel.

The claims were filed from June 2009 to September 2012.

The RCMP announced last week that it was charging Duffy with 31 criminal counts related to his expense claims, accusing him of misspending more than $200,000.

The charges stem from the disgraced senator's housing and travel expenses, and a $90,000 payment from Nigel Wright, the former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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  1. ric posted on 07/21/2014 04:47 PM
    It's too much to ask for, but I would love to see this LEECH poor and in prison. So many people go out and work hard for minimum wage and this wealthy SCUMBAG sticks it to every Canadian. Wallin and Brazeau, you're next.
  2. More BS posted on 07/22/2014 06:01 AM
    Until the courts start seizing all assets of thieves who steel from hard working taxpayers this will never end. No political party will ever pass a law like that because all politicians are the same.
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