Donors to Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman’s reelection campaign may be surprised to learn that [he] is planning to use their contributions to pay blue-chip criminal defense lawyers to defend him against a reported FBI probe into his dealings with a wealthy businessman.
… Coleman and his wife, Laurie, have retained lawyers … to deal with allegations that his friend and political patron Nasser Kazeminy funneled $80,000 to the senator’s wife through a Kazeminy-controlled Texas oil services company. The Colemans have denied the charges — and accused rival Al Franken of stoking the controversy.
“We intend to have any legal fees related to what we believe to be a politically inspired legal action to be covered by the senator’s campaign,” said Coleman spokesman Luke Friedrich.
Interesting. If he does that, he could actually face charges for misuse of funds.
The guy’s going down, and it ain’t pretty. But he’s kinda pretty. He’ll do well in the stir.
The story is here. Thanks Ana for the tip.