Mike Duffy billed taxpayers for funerals and ceremonies: RCMP

Mike Duffy is pictured in  P.E.I. on July 18, 2014. .
Mike Duffy is pictured in P.E.I. on July 18, 2014. . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Collins

The official list of the 31 charges against disgraced Senator Mike Duffy includes allegations he charged taxpayers for personal trips to funerals.

The charge sheet was filed in an Ottawa court Monday morning, days after the RCMP announced Daffy is faces multiple charges each of fraud and breach of trust, as well as one charge of bribing a judicial officer.

The RCMP charged Duffy with fraud exceeding $5,000 and breach of trust for allegedly filing “inappropriate expense claims” after attending “funerals and related ceremonies” between April 2009 and March 2012.

An email to Duffy requesting details of those funerals was met with the statement his lawyer, Donald Bayne, released last week (which makes no mention either of specific charges or the funerals).

The sheet also names three individuals Duffy gave money to under the guise of a consulting contract.

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Police had not previously provided those details.

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The fraud charges against Duffy total $200,000, plus the now-infamous $90,000 cheque he received from Nigel Wright, who was then the prime minister’s chief of staff.

The bribery charge against Duffy for accepting that cheque was met with some head-scratching because the RCMP said in April they would not charge Wright for handing it over.

The RCMP’s claims against Duffy regarding that transaction are the final three in the document below.

ABOVE: Mike Duffy tells Global News he’s looking forward to his day in court.

The police force alleges Duffy, while a sitting senator, 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.”

The RCMP also alleges Duffy did this without written permission from the head of his branch of government. In accepting the money from Wright, the charge sheet alleges, Duffy also committed a breach of trust.

Duffy has maintained his innocence, denying any criminal wrongdoing.

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BELOW: RCMP document filed in an Ottawa court Monday.

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