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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:53 AM

Exclusive: David Dewhurst campaign says aide stole at least $600,000

AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s campaign manager is under criminal scrutiny, suspected of stealing at least $600,000 — and possibly more than $1 million — from the Republican’s political accounts over the past several years.

Kenneth “Buddy” Barfield, a longtime GOP consultant who most recently managed Dewhurst’s failed run for the U.S. Senate, has been accused of falsifying documents to the Texas Ethics Commission that overstated the cash in Dewhurst’s state campaign committee by hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Barfield, who also directed Dewhurst’s re-election campaign for lieutenant governor in 2010, did not return calls to his cellphone Thursday.

The original reports, examined by The Dallas Morning News, allegedly allowed Barfield to conceal huge sums of money taken from the David Dewhurst Committee since 2008 until Dewhurst associates discovered the improprieties this month.

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http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20121227-exclusive-david-dewhurst-campaign-says-aide-stole-at-least-600000.ece

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DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
blueclown Dec 2012 #1
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Turbineguy Dec 2012 #3

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:55 AM

1. He'll never face any significant justice.

He's a good ol boy in Texas, just like rat-faced Tom Delay.

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Response to blueclown (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:08 AM

4. Hasn't good ole' Tom been out on bail for about 10 years?

I don't think he will ever spend any time in jail.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:55 AM

1. Off to prison with him

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:00 AM

3. An interesting ethical dilema....

does ripping off a republican actually constitute theft?

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