Duffy claims Tories paid his legal fees

Global News

Watch the video above: Embattled Senator Mike Duffy spoke out in the Red Chamber again on Monday, saying he received not one, but two cheques from the Conservatives. Mike Le Couteur reports.

OTTAWA – The contentious $90,000 cheque from the prime minister’s former chief of staff to Senator Mike Duffy wasn’t the only money the beleaguered senator received from the Conservatives, he said Monday, telling his colleagues he was also handed $13,560 from a party lawyer to cover legal fees.

The money came from Conservative party lawyer Arthur Hamilton, Duffy said, but added it was the former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, who arranged the payment.

“Wright told me he would pay the $90,000,” Duffy said in the Senate Monday afternoon. “Not only that, but when I insisted on written guarantees that repaying money I didn’t owe would not be seen by the Senate as a guilty plea, Nigel Wright arranged…

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