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Crown drops Senate expense charges against Patrick Brazeau

Posted by on 21/11/2018

OTTAWA – Senator Patrick Brazeau will no longer face trial over his Senate housing expenses.

The Crown has withdrawn one charge each of fraud and breach of trust that the RCMP laid against the Quebec senator more than two years ago.

It said it no longer believes there is a reasonable prospect to convict Brazeau.

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The decision paves the way for Brazeau to return to the Senate in full standing with access to all the resources of his office.

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    It also closes one of the last remaining doors on the Senate expense scandal and the sweeping RCMP investigations that followed.

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    Since Mike Duffy was acquitted of 31 criminal charges stemming from his Senate expenses, charges have been dropped again former senator Mac Harb and the RCMP has closed its three-year-long investigation of Senator Pamela Wallin.

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