Friday, May 25, 2007

Atlanta Democrat under investigation; blames wife for mistakes

Is this the Democrat version of reform?

From Fox News -

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. David Scott has used his campaign account to pay more than $500,000 to four family members and his family's business, according to an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Click here to read the newspaper article.
Click here to read the Federal Election Commission and IRS reports for Rep. Scott's campaign.

The Atlanta Democrat, who graduated from the prestigious Wharton School of Business, also had had more than 40 tax liens — some dating to the 1980s and 1990s — placed against his home and business, the Atlanta-based Dayn-Mark Advertising. But none of that means Scott broke any campaign laws, and he says he's paying of the tax debts, some of which he says are the results of mistakes his wife, Alfredia.

.....the first story about them appeared Thursday on The Politico Web site. Scott called the story a partisan attempt by opponents to undermine him.

His business and family members have received between $52,000 and $344,000 every two-year election period. Such transfers are allowed by the Federal Election Commission as long as family members are employed and the business is providing a service it typically provides at a fair market price. More....


I have a hard time believing this was an honest mistake by his wife! Even if she did make a mistake, what kind of man throws his wife under a bus like this?

Spineless Weasel!

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