National Newswatch

OTTAWA — A verdict is expected Thursday in the trial of Sen. Mike Duffy, who faces 31 charges related to his Senate expense claims. Here are details of the charges:

1. Committed a breach of trust between Dec. 22, 2008 and March 6, 2013 by filing expense claims and/or residency declarations containing false information.

2. Between the same dates, defrauded the Senate of more than $5,000 by filing false expense or residency claims.

3. Fraud under $5,000 by filing a false travel expense claim some time after June 20, 2009.

4. Breach of trust for filing the above false travel expense claim.

5, Fraud over $5,000 for filing a false travel expense claim between June 21 and June 26, 2009.

6. Breach of trust for filing the above false travel expense claim.

7. Fraud over $5,000 for filing a false travel expense claim between Sept. 5 and Sept. 8, 2009.

8. Breach of trust for filing the above false travel expense claim.

9. Fraud under $5,000 for filing a false travel expense claim between July 2 and July 3, 2010.

10. Breach of trust for filing the above false travel expense claim.

11. Fraud over $5,000 for filing a false travel expense claim between Dec. 9 and Dec. 12, 2010

12. Breach of trust for filing the above false travel expense claim.

13. Fraud under $5,000 for filing a false travel expense claim between Dec. 30, 2011 and Jan. 5, 2012.

14. Breach of trust for filing the above false travel expense claim.

15. Fraud under $5,000 for filing a false travel expense claim between July 9 and July 10, 2010.

16. Breach of trust for filing the above false travel expense claim.

17. Fraud under $5,000 for filing a false travel expense claim between Sept. 11 and Sept. 13, 2010.

18. Breach of trust for filing the above false travel expense claim.

19. Fraud over $5,000 by filing false travel claims between April 10, 2009 and March 2, 2012.

20. Breach of trust for filing the above false travel claims.

21. Breach of trust in connection with awarding consulting contracts to friend and contractor Gerald Donohue.

22. Fraud over $5,000 in connection with awarding consulting contracts to Donohue.

23. Breach of trust for facilitating a payment to former intern Ashley Cain.

24. Fraud under $5,000 for facilitating a payment to Cain.

25. Breach of trust in connection with facilitating a payment to makeup artist Jacqueline Lambert.

26. Fraud under $5,000 for facilitating a payment to Lambert.

27. Breach of trust in connection with facilitating payments to personal trainer Mike Croskery.

28. Fraud over $5,000 in connection with facilitating payments to Croskery.

29. Between Feb. 6, and March 28, 2013 did directly or indirectly, corruptly accept, obtain agree to accept or attempt to obtain a bribe.

30. Between Feb. 6 and March 28, 2013, did accept a bribe from Nigel Wright, then-prime minister Stephen Harper's former chief of staff.

31. Breach of trust for accepting a bribe from Wright.

 

The Canadian Press

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