She sold her fancy New York condo
Conservative Senator Pamela Wallin paid back every last red cent the Senate said she owed them for cranking $139,000 in unjustified travel and lodging bills going back to the beginning of her Senate appointment in 2008.
She was not too happy with the way she was treated by her Senate colleagues, she said, accusing some of them of wanting to string her up.
Wallin signed a personal cheque last Friday for $ 100,000.
That was on top of the $ 38,000 she had already repaid earlier.
Having to cough up a hundred thousand dollars just like that was not as difficult for her as it sounds, because a week earlier she had sold her luxurious New York condo for $ 349,000?
Wallin’s Senate colleague Mike Duffy repaid the $ 90,000 he owed to the Senate earlier this year, after Nigel Wright, the prime minister’s chief of staff made a $ 90,000 to Duffy to pay off his debt.
Wright said it was because Duffy is an old friend. Who would have known? Wright was then asked to resign.
Wallin who unlike Duffy had nobody in the prime minister’s office paying her bills, was bitter. She tossed in: "I want to say that I have not been treated fairly."
Reimbursing the money she owed the Senate prevented her from having to face criminal proceedings that could have led to a garnishee of her $135,200 Senate salary.