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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 11:42 PM
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Palin Implicated By Witness in ‘Troopergate’ Probe
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Source: The Public Record

An Alaska woman who owns a company that processes workers’ compensation claims in the state has told an independent investigator that she was urged by the office of Gov. Sarah Palin to deny a benefits claim for Palin’s ex brother-in-law, a state trooper who was involved in an ugly divorce and child custody dispute with Palin’s sister, despite evidence that the claim appeared to be legitimate, according to state officials who were briefed about the conversation.

Murlene Wilkes, the proprietor of Harbor Adjusting Services in Anchorage, had originally denied there was any pressure by Gov. Palin’s office to deny state trooper Mike Wooten’s claim for workers compensation benefits.

But she changed her story when she was subpoenaed by Steven Branchflower, the former federal prosecutor who was appointed in July to probe allegations Gov. Palin, Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s running mate, abused her office by abruptly ousting Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan, state officials knowledgeable about her conversation with Branchflower said.

Monegan has said Gov. Palin pressured him, several of her aides, and her husband, Todd Palin, to fire Wooten. Branchflower’s investigation centers on whether Palin fired Monegan because he refused to fire Wooten.

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  -Palin Implicated By Witness in ‘Troopergate’ Probe JonLP24  Sep-29-08 11:42 PM   #0 
  - more from your link:  orleans   Sep-30-08 12:26 AM   #1 
  - The Palin pick keeps looking worse and worse. Nice judgment there, Johnny Mav!  Walter Sobchak   Sep-30-08 12:40 AM   #2 
  - Just the tip of the iceberg  IllinoisBirdWatcher   Sep-30-08 12:41 AM   #3 
  - 30 days into Palin's term . in November 2007 there was a settlement.  sattahipdeep   Sep-30-08 06:57 AM   #21 
  - This charge may the the one that finally brings her down.  pnwmom   Sep-30-08 12:50 AM   #4 
  - Palin's already been brought down by the Couric interview.Can't ignore her ignorance.  bjobotts   Sep-30-08 01:07 AM   #5 
  - I mean, the one that results in criminal charges. n/t  pnwmom   Sep-30-08 01:12 AM   #6 
  - I'll believe that when I see the handcuffs.  ContraBass Black   Sep-30-08 05:04 AM   #15 
  - UhOh  meowomon   Sep-30-08 01:31 AM   #7 
  - It's amazing how her family and office help her in trying to ruin people financially.  superconnected   Sep-30-08 01:50 AM   #8 
  - It sounds like she is Karl Rove with a skirt  DFW   Sep-30-08 03:30 AM   #9 
  - Rove's much more intelligent, and doesn't wear lipstick, even though he is a pig  Whoa_Nelly   Sep-30-08 03:53 AM   #10 
  - Most pigs would probably be insulted to be grouped together with Rove  DFW   Sep-30-08 04:06 AM   #11 
     - True enough, 'cept maybe for this pig (vid at link)  Whoa_Nelly   Sep-30-08 05:02 AM   #14 
  - *Ding* Ding* Ding*  sellitman   Sep-30-08 10:01 AM   #22 
  - "Palin" must be Alaskan for "nasty".  mwb970   Sep-30-08 05:57 AM   #18 
  - Murlene Wilkes---> just one election away from GITMO.... please help Murlene Wilkes and vote OBAMA  happygoluckytoyou   Sep-30-08 04:29 AM   #12 
  - KICK. Why won't the Main Stream Media pick this up and run with it  OakCliffDem   Sep-30-08 04:52 AM   #13 
  - They have already taken too many shots for being too tough on Palin  JonLP24   Sep-30-08 05:38 AM   #16 
  - Buh Bye, Sarah, Buh Bye...  paparush   Sep-30-08 05:54 AM   #17 
  - Off topic: Did you hear about the mass killings of Caribou in Alaska?  JonLP24   Sep-30-08 06:10 AM   #19 
     - No, tell us more.  lynnertic   Sep-30-08 07:15 PM   #25 
  - Troopergate, Schmoopergate......  stoge18   Sep-30-08 06:15 AM   #20 
  - MSM?  usregimechange   Sep-30-08 11:37 AM   #23 
  - this is an escalation and now borders on criminial charges  grantcart   Sep-30-08 11:45 AM   #24 
  - Will anything come of this?  DeeDeeNY   Oct-01-08 01:03 PM   #26 

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