OTTAWA – Nigel Wright is no longer being investigated by the RCMP and no criminal charges will be laid against him in relation to the ongoing Senate expense scandal, according to police.
“Upon completion of the investigation, we have concluded that the evidence gathered does not support criminal charges against Mr. Wright,” an RCMP spokeswoman said in an email.
Wright, the former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, resigned after it was revealed he wrote a $90,000 cheque to cover Senator Mike Duffy’s expenses.
Last June, the RCMP launched an investigation into Wright for frauds on the government and breach of trust.
In a statement, a spokeswoman said Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson is now reviewing the matter.
“Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson has received confirmation from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that the force is no longer investigating Mr. Nigel Wright and that criminal…
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