Earlier we heard
It’s said she needs to dispose her luxury New York condo in order to repay you the taxpayers for what global accountant Deloitte, Senate, and perhaps also RCMP consider as misappropriation.
Senator Pamela Wallin: “ I fundamentally disagree with the methodology used in arriving at that figure, particularly since the amount was calculated using newly created rules to examine past expenses … “
Sounds like Deloitte should go back to school and start learning accounting all over again.
Pamela Wallin pays back $100,600 ‘plus interest’ to Senate
Embattled Sen. Pamela Wallin said Friday she has repaid more than $100,600 in expenses that the Senate decided she was not supposed to claim, and will not resign.
In a statement, Wallin said she has submitted personal cheques totalling $100,600, “plus interest,” to the Senate Finance Directorate.
“Although I fundamentally disagree with the methodology used in arriving at that figure, particularly since the amount was calculated using newly created rules to examine past expenses, I do not want to burden the people of Canada and, in particular the people of Saskatchewan, by engaging in a protracted legal debate about the matter,” she said in the defiant statement.
“I wish to make it clear. I was not treated fairly by the Deloitte review, which was not conducted in accordance with generally accepted accounting principle, nor have I been treated fairly by the Senate Committee. Evidence that casts doubt on the correctness of the amounts owing was either ignored or disregarded during the review.”
Wallin said she submitted her expense claims “in good faith, honestly believing that the reimbursement was appropriate.
“If mistakes were made, I am responsible for those, but there was never a deliberate attempt to thwart the travel policy that was in place at the time the claims were submitted.”
The Senate has forwarded the audit of Wallin’s expenses to the RCMP.
Wallin said Friday she welcomes the Mounties’ review, but the Senate committee tasked with reviewing expenses “succumbed to a “lynch mob” mentality.”
“I am disappointed and angry about the way in which this matter was handled, and any implication that I behaved dishonestly,” she said in her statement.
“I have not done anything wrong. I am not guilty of any misconduct.”
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