Outside lawyer to check Cain felony campaign finance violations

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    An outside lawyer will review allegations that Herman Cain’s presidential campaign accepted tens of thousands of dollars in goods and services from a tax-exempt organization founded by his chief of staff, a spokesman for the candidate said Wednesday.

    The group, Prosperity USA, appears to have paid for plane tickets, chartered planes and computer equipment for Friends of Herman Cain, Mr. Cain’s presidential committee, raising the prospect of serious violations of tax and election laws by both Mr. Cain’s campaign and the organization. The internal documents showing the expenses were first obtained by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

    “As with any suggestions of this type,” said J. D. Gordon, Mr. Cain’s spokesman, “we have asked outside counsel to investigate The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s suggestions and may comment, if appropriate, when that review is completed.”

    Mr. Gordon did not identify the individual or firm that would conduct the review, or say when it would be complete.

    Word of the review came as Mr. Cain faced growing accusations this week of sexual harassment by former employees of the restaurant trade association he headed during the 1990s, consuming Mr. Cain’s campaign with questions about his judgment and management style.

    Prosperity USA was founded last year by Mark Block, a conservative activist and political consultant who is now Mr. Cain’s chief of staff. Mr. Block formerly ran the Wisconsin chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the Tea Party group co-founded by the billionaire Koch brothers.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/u...w-links-to-a-nonprofit.html?_r=2&ref=politics
     
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    So?
     
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    Block set up a non profit which gave $40,000 to get Cain's campaign started.

    It is a felony for a non profit to contribute to a political campaign.

    Someone will go to jail over this.
     
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    If jail-time was the penalty for being an asswipe, you'd be a lifer.
     
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    aren't labor unions tax exempt organizations?
     
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    Thank you. This is way Perry is a far better choice for president, I don’t see why more voter can’t see that.
     
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    Fuck, pretty soon there's going to be more dirt on Cain then there was on Obama. That's saying something...The bad thing for Cain is this is the REPUBLICAN PARTY and we(hopefully not all)don't put up with it. I won't vote for Cain even in the general now.
     

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