Jun 13, 2013
By AM740 Staff
The federal ethics commissioner has suspended her examination of the 90-thousand dollar cheque written to Mike Duffy by Nigel Wright, the prime minister’s top aide because the RCMP has opened a criminal investigation.
Wright gave a personal cheque to Duffy so he could repay money owed to the Senate for improperly-claimed living expenses.
Wright has since resigned from his post with the Prime Minister’s Office and Duffy has resigned from the Conservative caucus, and is now an Independent senator.
The Prime Minister has insisted that he knew nothing of the gift until news of the cheque became public.