Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau managing strip club

Sen. Patrick Brazeau. (ANDRE FORGET/QMI Agency)

Sen. Patrick Brazeau. (ANDRE FORGET/QMI Agency)

Chris Hofley, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:08 PM ET

OTTAWA — Suspended Sen. Patrick Brazeau has found work as the day manager at BareFax Gentlemen's Club.

When the Ottawa Sun dropped by the popular Byward Market strip club Tuesday night to speak to Brazeau, the manager on duty said Brazeau was not on the premises but would not elaborate.

A second source who works at the club, but wished to remain anonymous, later confirmed he is an employee at the club.

QMI Agency was tipped off to Brazeau's new gig when a reader said he and a friend spoke to Brazeau during a recent night out and that he would “openly answer to the name Sen. Brazeau."

It's the second job the embattled politician has had since being suspended from the Senate and charged by RCMP amidst allegations of inappropriate housing expense claims.

Former Liberal senator Mac Harb faces similar charges related to his time as a senator.

Brazeau briefly held a job as a columnist for the satirical Frank Magazine, but only published one column at the politically-themed publication before being fired mid-January by editor Andrew Douglas.

The Bank of Nova Scotia is moving to repossess Brazeau's Gatineau, Que., home on Rue de la Brise, saying he failed to repay $201,015 in mortgage and other loans.

Scotiabank lawyers filed papers in late January, saying they'll repossess the home in 60 days after it is alleged Brazeau and his estranged wife skipped payments on two loans, one a mortgage on the house.

The same address was visited by police last February in response to a domestic dispute, with Brazeau formally charged with assault and sexual assault.

Brazeau was found to have claimed more than $49,000 in inappropriate housing expenses for listing his father's house in Maniwaki, Que., as his primary residence.

"I can't tell you anything I don't know," said Marcel Brazeau said of Patrick's new job when reached Tuesday evening at the Maniwaki home at the centre of the scandal.

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