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Mike Duffy's payment for combating Internet trolls was funnelled through a friend's firm, court hears

OTTAWA — A friend Mike Duffy paid to help him get nasty claims about him taken off the Internet thought a cheque for his services was a personal payment, he testified at the suspended senator’s fraud and bribery trial Friday. 717 more words

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Q&A: Mike Duffy trial, Week No. 2

The second week of suspended senator Mike Duffy’s trial is over. Here’s a recap:

Q: Was there a theme to the week’s testimony?

A: Duffy faces 31 charges, including fraud, breach of trust and bribery. 797 more words

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Christie Blatchford: Duffy trial shows an Ottawa divided between those who line up at the trough and those who don't

It was one of my bosses, to whom I was explaining that I would have to leave the Mike Duffy trial early on Friday because I was driving back to Toronto for the weekend, who gave me the idea. 928 more words

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Duffy worried about Internet 'trolls', court hears

OTTAWA – Mike Duffy was so concerned about Internet “trolling,” including allegations that he was a “drunk,” that he solicited advice from a journalist friend and later paid him $500 for the help, court heard at his fraud and breach of trust trial Friday. 833 more words

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Duffy trial expected to hear from Ezra Levant

OTTAWA – The Mike Duffy trial is expected to hear from several more witnesses on Friday, including former Sun News host Ezra Levant who allegedly received money to write a speech for the now-suspended senator. 275 more words

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Mike Duffy Trial Day Nine: Payment for advice on Internet 'trolls', newsletter subscription was channelled through friend's firm

A friend Mike Duffy paid to help him get nasty claims about him taken off the Internet thought a cheque for his services was a personal payment, he testified at the suspended senator’s fraud and bribery trial Friday. 1,080 more words

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Duffy trial moves on to checking the cheques

OTTAWA – Mike Duffy seemed a lot more interested in what the Internet thought of him than he was in the attitudes of the people he represented in the Senate, court heard Friday as the second week of the suspended senator’s trial came to a close. 538 more words

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