Senator Mike Duffy will finally find out his fate on Thursday as one of the country’s most high-profile political trials comes to a close.
Ontario Court Justice Charles Vaillancourt is set to rule on whether Mr. Duffy is guilty or acquitted on some or all of the 31 charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery he faces in relation to his expenses as a Conservative senator appointed by former prime minister Stephen Harper’s government.
If convicted, Mr. Duffy faces up to 14 years in prison.
“Everything’s on the table,” Ottawa defence lawyer Michael Spratt, who followed the trial, said. “I don’t think there’s a slam dunk on any of the charges either way.”