Mike Duffy is being asked to repay over 16-thousand dollars in what a Senate committee considers ineligible expenses – despite the controversial senator having been acquitted earlier this year of a raft of charges related to his spending claims.
In a June 8 letter, the clerk of the Senate’s internal economy committee says “new information had surfaced in the public domain” which warranted an assessment of the eligibility of some expenses.
The letter cites seven specific expenses, ranging from 10-thousand dollars for a personal trainer to 8-dollars for personal photos – both of which came up during Duffy’s high-profile trial.
The letter gives Duffy 10 days to “provide observations or information that could establish the eligibility of the expenses.”
(The Canadian Press)