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UPDATE: Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau arrested
Brazeau already faces criminal charges, including those linked to the Senate expense scandal that rocked Ottawa last summer
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Senator Patrick Brazeau
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Senator Patrick Brazeau has been arrested again. 

Police say no charges have been filed but CBC quotes a police source as saying he was picked up around 4:00am Thursday on a residential street in Gatineau, Quebec and faces charges including uttering death threats, assault and possession of cocaine.

Brazeau is no stranger to police.  

14 months ago, he was taken in custody and accused of domestic violence and sexual assault, including pushing the woman down a flight of stairs. 

That case has yet to work its way through the courts.  The day after that arrest Prime Minister Stephen Harper tossed Brazeau out of the Conservative caucus.

It was the night before that first arrest that CTV broke the story about the Senator's questionable living expenses charged to taxpayers.

He was suspended from the Senate without pay in November and two months ago was charged along with former Senator Mac Harb with one count each of fraud and breach of trust over expense claims.

Of late, Brazeau has been the day manager of a strip club in Gatineau.

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Senator Patrick Brazeau
Photo: CP file photo

Senator Patrick Brazeau has been arrested again. 

Police say no charges have been filed but CBC quotes a police source as saying he was picked up around 4:00am Thursday on a residential street in Gatineau, Quebec and faces charges including uttering death threats, assault and possession of cocaine.

Brazeau is no stranger to police.  

14 months ago, he was taken in custody and accused of domestic violence and sexual assault, including pushing the woman down a flight of stairs. 

That case has yet to work its way through the courts.  The day after that arrest Prime Minister Stephen Harper tossed Brazeau out of the Conservative caucus.

It was the night before that first arrest that CTV broke the story about the Senator's questionable living expenses charged to taxpayers.

He was suspended from the Senate without pay in November and two months ago was charged along with former Senator Mac Harb with one count each of fraud and breach of trust over expense claims.

Of late, Brazeau has been the day manager of a strip club in Gatineau.

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