The latest caper from Mike Carona’s corruption trial is good. He’s being offered free legal services by a couple of high-powered defense attorneys who have helped such upstanding citizens as Ollie North, Scooter Libby, and Chinese spies.
Good call on the choice of lawyers, but not such a good call on the free services. According to the complaint from our local spending watchdog, that’s only permissible when you’re being charged with election violations, not regular corruption. Limit on donations should be $395.
Mafia white collar attorneys claim they’re doing this because it “interests them.”
Of course the voice of this latest plot is our local political fixer and hit man Mike Schroeder, who says it’s just twaddle to say that volunteer time is a financial donation.