Duffy and Wright.
Time for a trial!!!
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CANADA In the matter of an Application for Production PROVINCE OF ONTARIO Orders pursuant to section 487.012 of the Criminal Code. EAST REGION INFORMATION TO OBTAIN PRODUCTION ORDERS This is the Information of Corporal Greg Horton a Peace Officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, in the city of Ottawa, Ontario. I have reasonable grounds to believe and do believe that offences contrary to an Act of Parliament have been committed, to wit: 0 Michael Duffy between February 6, 2013, a11d March 28, 2013, at Ottawa, Ontario, being a member of Parliament did directly or indirectly corruptly accept, obtain, agree to accept, or attempt to obtain, for himself, money, valuable consideration, or office in respect of anything done or omitted, or to be done or omitted by him in his official capacity contrary to section 119(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. 0 Nigel Wright between February 6, 2013, and March 28, 2013, at Ottawa, Ontario did directly or indirectly corruptly give or offer to a member of Parliament for the benefit of that person, any money, valuable consideration, or office in respect of anything done or omitted, or to be done or omitted by him in his official capacity contrary to section 119(1)(b) of the Criminal Code. 0 Michael Duffy being an official of the government of Canada between February 6, 2013, and March 28, 2013, at Ottawa, Ontario did without the-consent in writing of the head of the branch of that government of which he is an official demand, accept, offer to accept, or agree to accept a reward or an advantage or benefit of money from Nigel Wright a person having dealings with the government of Canada contrary to section 121(1)( c) of the Crimimtl Code. 0 Nigel Wright 21 person having dealings with the government of Canada, between February 6, 2013, and May 19, 2013, at Ottawa, Ontario, did, without the consent in writing of the head of the branch of that government, pay a reward or confer an advantage or benefit on Mike Duffy, an official of the government of Canada with respect to those dealings contrary to Section 12l(1)(b) of the Crimimtl Code. 0 Michael Duffy and Nigel Wright between February 6, 2013, and May 19, 2013, at Ottawa, Ontario, being officials within the Government of Canada, did commit breach of trust i11 connection with the duties of their offices contrary to section 122 of the Crimimll Code. PAGE 2. AND THAT there are reasonable grounds for believing that the following documents and/or data will afford evidence of the said offences: See Appendix AND THAT there are reasonable grounds for believing that the said documents and/or data or some part of them are in the possession or control of: See Appendix INTRODUCTION I, Greg Horton, a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in the Province of Ontario, make oath and say as follows: 1. I am a peace officer in the RCMP for the past 21 years with experience in major crime investigations and applications for judicial authorizations. I have personal knowledge of the matters hereinafter set out, and I believe all of the information in this Information to be true. I am currently assigned to Sensitive and International Investigations within the National PAGE 3. housing allowances in relation to where the Senators actually live. A Senator is eligible for certain housing and travel expenses while working in Ottawa, if their primary residence is located more than 100 km fi'om the National Capital Region (NCR). Because of the extensive media coverage, and the mandate of RCMP National Division, I commenced this investigation in preparation for the release of the Deloitte Reports. In May 2013, the Senate received and publicly released three Deloitte Reports, one pertaining to each Senator being audited. My team then commenced a review of the three reports, as well as laws, rules, policy and guidelines which govern the Senators. We also monitored developments in the media. While the investigation is focusing on all 3 Senators, this application is specifically related to Senator Duffy and Mr. Wright. 5. During the period that Deloitte was conducting its audit, Senator Duffy publicly announced that he had repaid more than $90,000' in living expenses, citing unclear Senate rules for having made the claims. The Senate acknowledged his repayment to the Receiver General of Canada. After examining an 18 month period of expense claims, Deloitte produced a report finding that Senator Duffy referred to his cottage on Prince Edward Island (PEI) as his primary residence, and filed expense claims relating to the house he owns in Ottawa, claiming it as his NCR secondary residence. He collected a housing allowance for that secondary residence. The Deloitte Report found that there was a lack of clarity in the Senate regulations and guidelines when referring to primary and secondary residences. It did not conclude any fault on Senator Duffy's part, but did provide a breakdown on where he spent his time, the majority being in Ottawa. 6. As a result of the Deloitte Report, the Steering Committee produced its own report (The Senate Report) on May 9, 2013, which summarizes the Deloitte Report, and the findings of the sub-committee. The Senate Report acknowledged that Senator Duffy paid back more than $90,000 in expenses, and that Deloitte was not able to assess the status of his primary residence based on the Senate regulations and guidelines. It recommended that Senator Duffy's expense claims be monitored for a period of not less than one year. The Senate Report was not critical of Senator Duffy, and did not find any fault on his part. 7. Media reports soon emerged alleging that Senator Duffy had not paid back the $90,000 himself, and that it was in fact paid back by the Prime Minister's then Chief of Staff, Nigel Wright. The reports claimed that there was an agreement, possibly a written agreement, between Senator Duffy and Mr. Wright, stipulating that Senator Duffy would publicly acknowledge making the claims in error and taking the personal decision of paying back $90,000. In exchange for this public acknowledgement, Nigel Wright would actually cover the cost of the $90,000, and the government would "go easy" on Senator_ Duffy in its report. The media reports were not entirely accurate, however there was some validity to them. The circumstances of that repayment are the subject of this application. 8. After reviewing hundreds of e-mail exchanges and conducting interviews with many of those involved, I believe the true circumstances surrounding the repayment of the The actual amount is $90,172.24. For ease of reference, I will refer to this amount as $90,000 throughout this In formation. FOR THE OTHER 73 PAGES: see the original. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/837418-rcmp-mike-duffy-nigel-wright-nov.html SOME PDF. BITS