Senator Mike Duffy, Innocent or Guilty? It’s all in the data-trail.

The Senator has finally spoken out, claiming his innocence...
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TORONTO - May 28, 2013 - PRLog -- Toronto, Canada  –  "Datassimilate Systems Inc’s., powerful e-discovery tool PowerSearch ( Software, provides the ideal platform for both sides in tracking the data-trail in the Senator Mike Duffy case", says Datassimilate President Girts Jansons.

“From verifying the whereabouts of Senator Duffy on a given day, to determining what documents exist and who wrote what to whom and on which days, PowerSearch provides investigators, prosecution and defense teams with invaluable intelligence gathering clout"

The Senator has finally spoken out, claiming his innocence and that he welcomes a review of his expenses by the Senate's internal economy board. According to Yahoo news on May 22, 2013, Senator Duffy spoke:

"Canadians deserve to know all of the facts. I am confident that when they do they will conclude, as Deloitte (the auditor) has already concluded, that my actions regarding expenses do not merit criticism," he said.
"I intend to co-operate fully with the Board and with all other authorities. and will have no further public comments until those processes are complete."

Duffy resigned from the Conservative caucus last Thursday after the Prime Minister's Office admitted that Nigel Wright, Stephen Harper's chief of staff, personally funded Duffy’s repayment of more than $90,000 in improperly-claimed living expenses. There are also reports suggesting that Duffy earned senate allowances while campaigning for the Tories in the 2011 election.
[ Related: Stephen Harper addresses his caucus about Senate scandals: 'I’m not happy' ]

Jansons, observes: “This is a case that requires a robust search technology capable of accessing a wide variety of documents, not only to prove the general validity of expenses, but also the Senator’s location throughout the period in question. The PowerSearch algorithm accesses and tags a wide variety of resources, providing considerable information on the creation and origins of those resources. This includes, timing, content and the distribution chain for emails, as well as a host of other important electronic data factors.

The truth or falsehood of allegation and response will be determined on the strength of the evidence presented. We at PowerSearch are confident that our search software solution provides a robust method of capturing the relevant facts of this fascinating case.

As this event unfolds, all parties should by preparing for a full e-discovery ( on all documents to locate the relevant ones.

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PowerSearch Software ( is the leading developer of affordable and uncomplicated electronic search and collection technologies for legal and records management industries. PowerSearch Standard version is free to download and deploy. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

About DATAssimilate Systems  Inc.
DATAssimilate Systems Inc. was established in Canada in the mid 1990’s and is a leading developer of highly intelligent software tools for searching, managing, processing, and distributing documents and data for law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies.
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