CTV News is now reporting that Conservative Senator Pamela Wallin has paid back a "substantial" amount of money she expensed for travel expenses.
CTV’s Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife reported two weeks ago that the Senate brought in an independent auditor to look at Wallin’s travel spending. At that time, Wallin said that “no offer of repayment was made or asked for.”
But an insider told Fife that Wallin struck a deal to pay back some money in claimed expenses before auditors were called in.
According to CTV, Wallin refused to answer questions about the story on Monday.
As reported by PostMedia News, Wallin is the Senate's biggest spender: between November 2011 and December 2012 her expenses totaled $369,593.62. During that period, her 'other travel' — travel outside of the senator’s province while on parliamentary duties — was a whopping $163,216, almost $70,000 moreRead More »from Senator Pamela Wallin paid back some of her expenses: report