Judge in Mike Duffy trial dismisses 8 charges of fraud, breach of trust
An Ottawa judge has found Senator Mike Duffy not guilty of eight charges of fraud and breach of trust related to living and travel expense claims, the first rulings in a 308-page decision.
Justice Charles Vallaincourt began delivering his decisions on 31 criminal charges against Duffy earlier Thursday morning.
Vallaincourt started his judgment summary by declaring Duffy is an "overall credible witness."
He said the Crown limited its cross-examination of Duffy after his many hours of witness testimony, leaving much of that testimony unchallenged.
Judge in Mike Duffy trial dismisses 8 charges of fraud, breach of trust - Politics - CBC News
***UPDATE - 12 charges dismissed, 19 to go