Raymond Lavigne has resigned from the Senate. The disgraced, now-former senator was convicted more than a week ago on charges of fraud and breach of trust in connection with his improper use of taxpayer funds. Lavigne was appointed to the Senate by the Liberals in 2002, but was expelled from the Grit caucus in 2007. Lavigne nevertheless managed to rack up about $700,000 in salary and office expenses in the three years following his expulsion.
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