Jul 21, 2014
By Michael Kramer
More accusations against disgraced senator Mike Duffy.
He’s now accused of charging taxpayers for personal travel to funerals – and giving money to three people – under the guise of a consulting contract.
Court documents released today 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.
Last week the RCMP announced that it was charging Duffy with 31 criminal counts related to his expense claims – and accused him of misspending more than $200,000.
The charges stem from the senator’s housing and travel expenses, and a $90,000 payment from Nigel Wright, the former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.