The Canadian Press

2015-11-19 | Duffy Trial

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Crown prosecutors are looking to tie up a few loose ends in their evidence as they finish laying out their case at the trial of Senator Mike Duffy. Canadian Press reporter Terry Pedwell says those loose ends include testimony from a friend of Mike Duffy's, who received 65-thousand dollars in unusual contracts, and two Senate staffers who were there to shed bits of light on office practices. (The Crown called on the Senate telecommunications supervisor to take the court through the rules around cellphones, and on a Senate staffer to refute earlier testimony by one of Duffy's administrative assistants. This portion of the trial is expected to last until December 18th.)

Date: 2015-11-19
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << some of the 31 charges to which Mike Duffy has pleaded not guilty relate to contract the senator awarded through friend Gerald Donahue for research and Consulting Services he's testifying today but he's in for health the crown alleges the contracts were used as a slush fund to pay for speech writers a makeup artist and the cell phone bills of a former Duffy employee >>


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