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    Duffy back on Parliament Hill following acquittal

    OTTAWA – Sen. Mike Duffy is back on Parliament Hill after keeping a low profile during his long-running legal odyssey.

    Duffy’s return comes less than two weeks after he was acquitted of all 31 charges in his trial for fraud, breach of trust and bribery.

    Duffy was suspended from the Senate over his expense troubles, but the suspension was lifted with the last federal election.


    Sen. Mike Duffy leaves the courthouse with his wife Heather (right) after being acquitted on all charges on April 21, 2016 in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    He is now free to return to his Senate office and privileges and take his seat when the chamber returns to work on Tuesday.

    He will sit as an independent since he was kicked out of the Conservative caucus over his expense problems.

    The once-outspoken Duffy was uncharacteristically quiet during his prolonged trial and since his acquittal, and had nothing to say today as he arrived on the Hill.

    Source: The Canadian Press

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