Why Mike Duffy’s intent is “centrally important” to trial’s outcome — and how mud slinging could backfire

Ottawa defense lawyer Michael Spratt warns political junkies to lower their expectations about the Mike Duffy trial.

“Fraud is the least interesting charge in the criminal code,” he says. Spratt, who describes himself as “left leaning,” explains why Duffy’s intent is a key component to this case.

Lilley expects Duffy to start slinging mud at the PMO when he takes the stand, but Spratt says he doubts that will happen.