One of the legal matters facing Senator Patrick Brazeau has been resolved as the Crown has dropped its case against him over housing expenses.
Announced this morning, the Crown withdrew one charge each of fraud and breach of trust that the RCMP laid against the troubled Quebec senator more than two years ago.
The Crown says it no longer believes there is a reasonable prospect to convict Brazeau on the counts. An impaired driving case is still before the courts. Brazeau pleaded not guilty in the case last Tuesday, July 5th, tweeting the truth of what happened would come out in court.
The alleged incident is said to have taken place back on April 3rd of this year in Mayo, Quebec.
Brazeau’s case was one of the last in the long-running Senate expense scandal and the sweeping RCMP investigations that resulted.
Since Mike Duffy was acquitted of 31 criminal charges stemming from his Senate expenses, charges have been dropped again former senator Mac Harb and the RCMP has closed its three-year-long investigation of Senator Pamela Wallin.