Mike Duffy owes almost $17K for ineligible expenses, Senate says

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The Senate is demanding Mike Duffy repay almost $17,000 in ineligible expenses for which he faced fraud and breach of trust charges and was acquitted by an Ontario judge. According to a news release from Duffy’s office late Wednesday, the Senate’s committee on internal economy wrote him June 8 to seek reimbursement of six claims for goods or services and one travel claim which the senate says were “non-compliant” with the senate’s administrative rules at the time.

Fraud and breach of trust charges

They include $10,000 for the personal fitness consultant Mike Croskery, $300 in makeup services, $500 to pay a volunteer in his office, and $8 for photos in the period from March 2009 to September 2012. They also include $3,142 to Duffy to reimburse travel expenses to deliver a speech in Sept. 2012 for which the Senate says Duffy did not disclose a $10,000 speaking fee.

Read the full article at The Toronto Star.