Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mike Duffy’s lawyer ‘confident’ suspended senator will be cleared of criminal charges

Mike Duffy
Suspended senator Mike Duffy will vigorously defend himself, his lawyer said Thursday in Ottawa after 31 criminal charges were laid against Duffy for fraud, breach of trust and even bribery.
“We are confident that when the full story is told, as it will be, and shown to be supported by many forms of evidence, it will be clear that Sen. Duffy is innocent of any criminal wrongdoing,” Donald Bayne said in a written statement.
The charges stem from Duffy’s expense and travel claims, consulting contracts handed out over four years, and bribery allegations related to a $90,000 payment from Nigel Wright, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff.

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