Gerald Donohue not a Maple Ridge Media owner, but signed thousands of dollars of cheques from family firm, Duffy trial hears

The son of Gerald Donohue—a long-time friend of Sen. Duffy’s who up to now was believed to be the owner and head of Maple Ridge Media Inc., which received nearly $65,000 from Sen. Duffy’s office for research and consulting services—told court that his father was not an owner or executive officer of the firm at the time, or a shareholder, and, to the son’s knowledge, did not have signing authority for cheques.

Suspended Senator Mike Duffy pictured arriving at the Ottawa courthouse on April 21 for his fraud, breach of trust and bribery trial. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10:52 PM

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