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Mike Duffy's P.E.I. hotel bills sought in RCMP probe

06/05/2014 05:59 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 01:02 EDT
Newly released court documents filed by the RCMP show they are seeking hotel records in P.E.I. where suspended Senator Mike Duffy would have stayed with his wife during the winter months while he was claiming his home in Cavendish as his primary residence.

The RCMP recently ended its probe into Nigel Wright, the prime minister's former chief of staff, who gave Duffy $90,000 so the senator could repay his ineligible expenses.

The documents filed in court on May 27 allege that Duffy committed "fraud and breach of trust" by filing expense claims for secondary accommodations in Ottawa.

Cpl. Greg Horton, the RCMP chief investigator, said he believes these documents will show that Duffy's "primary residence is in Ottawa, not P.E.I."

The RCMP are seeking all hotel room rental and folio information for Duffy and his wife Heather Duffy between Jan. 1, 2009, and May, 26, 2014.

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