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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:49 AM
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(Rep. Mark) Foley spends nearly $300,000 in legal fees
Source: The Hill

Former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) paid nearly $300,000 in legal fees in the second quarter of 2007, according to the most recent Federal Election Commission filings.

The fees were incurred in the first three months of 2007 and were paid to the Florida-based law firm Zuckerman Spaeder.

Despite the legal fees, Foleys campaign committee has maintained a healthy war chest of $1,458,275 cash on hand.



Read more: http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/foley-spends-nearly...
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:53 AM
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1. the same zuckerman who
supported some of the florida election moves of the GOP?

figures.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:57 AM
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2. Legal fees
for what?

Being gay isn't illegal, neither is hiding it. And although being a hypocrite about it is disturbing, I don't think that's illegal either.

Mz Pip
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:17 PM
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3. Prayi ng on kids is sick man. Congressmen have done this for decades. He violated a trust
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 12:17 PM by caligirl
and abused his position.I don't see what being gay has to do with it. So what if he is. he still went after pages. Straight or gay, congressmen who pray on young pages are sick.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:37 PM
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4. No disagreement
from me on that. I just wonder what the legal fees are about.

Mz Pip
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-07 12:23 AM
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10. I want to know that too
What is he paying a lawyer for?
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Maq Donating Member (481 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:42 PM
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7. this pic says it better than words

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Maq Donating Member (481 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:45 PM
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8. 5th post, learning to post targeted pics

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lynnertic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-18-07 09:06 PM
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9. LOL outstanding!
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:58 PM
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5. Legal fees?
He was never accused, indicted nor arrested. Unless he claimed legal fees to pay for that expensive rehab he was hiding out in.
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:05 PM
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6. He's buying the most important kind of "justice"
"Although Foley has not been charged, he has been under investigation by federal and state officials to determine whether he violated any laws in his dealings with former House pages, including sending them sexually explicit e-mails and instant messages."

In this country, if you've got money, you can buy your way out of things before you're charged.

If he can get off for less than $500,000, he'll be doing pretty good. You can beat damn near any charge in this country if you've got a half million to spend...

The Criminal-Injustice system is ALL about who can buy the most lawyers. The state usually wins that battle unless the accused/defendant is very rich...
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