Former Harper chief of Staff Nigel WrightNigel Wright -- the Prime Minister Stephen Harper's former chief of staff -- is no longer being investigated by police with regard to his role in the Senate expense scandal that rocked the Conservative government for the better part of last year.
The RCMP released this statement on Tuesday afternoon:
"In June 2013, the RCMPs National Division initially launched an investigation of Nigel Wright with respect to his gifting of $90,000 to Senator Mike Duffy.
"When the RCMP initiated the investigation there were sufficient grounds to pursue the matter with regards to the offences of breach of trust, bribery, frauds on the government, as well as receiving prohibited compensation contrary to the Parliament of Canada Act.
"Upon completion of the investigation, we have concluded that the evidence gathered does not support criminal charges against Mr. Wright."
Wright was let go by the Conservatives last May when it was learned that he did indeed write a cheque to Duffy.
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