Pamela Wallin's expense claims sought from 3 more organizations

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Pamela Wallin's expense claims sought from 3 more organizations

Bell, BMO Nesbitt Burns and University of Guelph turn over records

Mar 31, 2015

The RCMP have received more records regarding the expense claims of suspended senator Pamela Wallin, newly released documents show.

The Mounties say they have zeroed in on 150 expense claims Wallin made to the Senate that needed more investigation. Earlier this month, court records showed the RCMP received records from Porter Airlines and Gluskin Sheff and Associates, two companies on whose boards Wallin sat.

The investigator said he believes Wallin filed her expense claims twice, once with the Senate and once with those companies, and that he believes she committed fraud and breach of trust.

The new documents show the RCMP are also looking into Wallin's expense claims with regard to meetings with the University of Guelph, BMO Nesbitt Burns and CTV.

"I believe that Senator Wallin travelled to Toronto to pursue personal and business interests, and later represented to the Senate that these travels were parliamentary related as she sought reimbursement for expenses incurred during these travels," Cpl. Rudy Exantus wrote in an affidavit filed as part of an Information to Obtain, also known as a production order or ITO.

Wallin said her office may have made errors in some of the filings and paid back about $40,000, but later said she wished she hadn't repaid the money because people were using it against her.