The Rap Sheet

Duffy and Wright.

Time for a trial!!!

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/837418-rcmp-mike-duffy-nigel-wright-nov.html

This is a LONG document. A novella.

You can read it as a pdf-image at this site, or in text form.

A FEW PAGES OF THE TEXT DOCUMENT

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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.

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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
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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.

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