RCMP investigators are alleging that Sen. Pamela Wallin committed fraud and breach of trust by filing fraudulent expense claims.
The accusations are contained in court filings, dated Oct. 28 but only made available today, ordering the Senate and its auditors to hand over documents related to the police investigation.
In particular, the Mounties have asked for several versions of Wallin’s electronic Senate calendar, saying the calendars could provide further evidence to back up the allegations.
Wallin has not been charged with an offence, nor have the allegations been proven in court.
They are related to an independent audit released in August that flagged more than $140,000 in questionable travel expenses Wallin claimed between Jan. 1, 2009, and Sept. 30, 2012 — expenses she has since paid back.
The Senate is in the midst of a debate about whether Wallin and fellow former Conservative senators Mike Duffy and Patrick Brazeau should be suspended without pay over disallowed expense claims.