Palin allegedly violates ethics rules with legal defense fund

The Associated Press reports:

An independent investigator has found evidence that Gov. Sarah Palin may have violated ethics laws by accepting private donations to pay her legal debts.

The report obtained by The Associated Press says Palin is securing unwarranted benefits and receiving improper gifts through the Alaska Fund Trust, set up by supporters.

An investigator for the state Personnel Board says in his July 14 report that there is probable cause to believe Palin used or attempted to use her official position for personal gain because she authorized the creation of the trust as the "official" legal defense fund.

Since Saint Sarah likely had a law firm on retainer as she defended her good name against these mean-spirited accusations, she might have troubled her barristers by asking them if her legal defense fund was, well, kosher. It appears she didn't ask or that she asked but had hired the steady and capable firm of Dewey, Cheatham & Howe or, perhaps, the rather famous firm of Howard, Fine & Howard. In any case, it looks as though Saint Sarah will need to pay the fees for next defense from her own pocket.

1 comment:

Demdog said...

Howard Fine Howard huh, sounds like the same guys who ran the White House Counsel Office during the Bush Junta.

Go figure how the great Sarah would choose the same law firm to advise her.

No wonder she is deep doo doo.