Feds Question Steele's Campaign Spending

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Feb 07, 2009 11:01 AM
From today's WaPost:

Michael S. Steele, the newly elected chairman of the Republican National Committee, arranged for his 2006 Senate campaign to pay a defunct company run by his sister (Monica Turner) for services that were never performed, his finance chairman from that campaign has told federal prosecutors.

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The recent allegations outlined four specific transactions. In addition to the payment to Steele's sister, Fabian said that the candidate used money from his state campaign improperly; that Steele paid $75,000 from the state campaign to a law firm for work that was never performed; and that he or an aide transferred more than $500,000 in campaign cash from one bank to another without authorization.

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Turner, a doctor and the former wife of Mike Tyson, declined yesterday to describe any services she provided to the campaign. "Ah, it's the 'sabotage Michael Steele' story," she told a reporter before closing the door of her home in Potomac.

It will be very interesting to see where this goes ...