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RCMP allege Pamela Wallin misrepresented personal business as Senate work

Mounties allege disgraced senator defrauded the Senate by making 150 ‘suspicious’ expense claims


 
Sen. Pamela Wallin reads a statement in Ottawa on Monday August 12, 2013. Wallin called an independent audit of nearly four years of travel claims "fundamentally flawed and unfair." (Patrick Doyle/CP)

Sen. Pamela Wallin reads a statement in Ottawa on Monday August 12, 2013. Wallin called an independent audit of nearly four years of travel claims “fundamentally flawed and unfair.” (Patrick Doyle/CP)

OTTAWA — The RCMP alleges that Pamela Wallin misrepresented corporate board meetings, dinner with a former lover and even a personal medical appointment as Senate business in order to claim reimbursement for her expenses.

Documents filed by the Mounties in court allege that the disgraced senator defrauded the Senate by making 150 “suspicious” expense claims.

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No charges have yet been laid against Wallin, who was suspended from the Senate last year, and none of the allegations has been proven in court.

Among the claims were a number of events Wallin attended in her capacity as a member of the boards of Porter Airlines and Gluskin Sheff or as chancellor of the University of Guelph.

The Mounties also allege she filed an expense claim for an eco-cardiogram at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at Toronto General Hospital, describing it as a meeting with Munk, founder and chairman of Barrick Gold.

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And they allege she filed an expense claim for a dinner with investment manager Michael Decter, a personal friend with whom she’d once had an “intimate relationship” and whom she continues to meet regularly half a dozen times a year.


 
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RCMP allege Pamela Wallin misrepresented personal business as Senate work

  1. What is this ‘allege’ business?

    Are they charging her or not?

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