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Mike Duffy trial resumes in Ottawa after one-day break

OTTAWA – After a one-day break, the trial of Sen. Mike Duffy resumes in Ottawa this morning with testimony from George Furey, an independent Liberal senator.

Furey, who sits on the steering committee of the Senate internal economy committee, will be asked about the questionable living expenses logged by Duffy, who is charged with 31 counts of fraud, bribery, and breach of trust.

On Monday, the court again heard testimony from Gerald Donohue, a friend and former colleague of Duffy.

Of the 31 charges Duffy faces, six relate to $65,000 in Senate contracts awarded to Donohue between 2009 and 2012.

Donohue suffers a variety of serious health issues which have delayed his testimony several times since the trial began last April.

Because of Donohue’s health problems, he can only testify by video link, and for only a few hours a day and a few days a week.

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He is scheduled to testify again on Thursday afternoon.

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