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Former senator Zimmer's expenses not in the clear: report

Former Manitoba senator Rod Zimmer may not be in the clear of a Senate expense scandal after all.

Zimmer, who retired in August for health reasons, is having his expenses looked at again, the Globe and Mail reported.

Rod Zimmer made headlines last summer over an airline incident involving his wife.

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Rod Zimmer made headlines last summer over an airline incident involving his wife.

A Senate committee interviewed the Liberal senator earlier to ensure his claims for travel and living expenses were on the up-and-up and cleared him late February. The 70-year-old retired after the Senate voted in June to have Auditor-General Michael Ferguson take a closer look at the expenses of senators.

Now Zimmer’s books are getting another look, Globe and Mail sources reportedly said. The Auditor-General’s office has said its review could take a year and a half to complete.

The Senate’s board of internal economy interviewed Zimmer earlier this year after asking all senators to provide documents proving they lived in the province they represent, including a driver’s licence, health card, income-tax returns and a signed document about where they are registered to vote.

Zimmer told the Free Press at the time that he maintains a Manitoba health card and driver’s licence and is registered to vote in Winnipeg.

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Updated on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 5:43 PM CDT: corrected senator

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