posted on July 11, 2007 15:27
This morning a federal judge sentenced former House Speaker Jim Black to 63 months in prison. But the scandals that have rocked Democrats in the State House may not be over. Monday federal prosecutors revealed that Black took $500,000 from a lobbyist and put the money in his campaign account in 2000. Of course, what everyone wants to know is, ‘Who is the lobbyist?’ Is he – or she – now cooperating with prosecutors? And who put up the cash? And what did they get for half a million dollars?
This scandal may reach more deeply into the Democratic House Caucus than a lottery scandal or Jim Black giving Michael Decker $50,000 to switch parties. Over the years, forty-two current Democratic legislators have received contributions from Black’s Campaign Committee (Americans for Prosperity).
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