Saturday, February 7, 2009

Steal With Steele

The WaPo has a story in this morning's edition about newly elected Rethuglican National Committee chairman Michael "Tin Man" Steele engaging in some fraudulent billing during his 2006 Maryland Senate campaign. According to his former finance chairman for that campaign, Tin Man billed thousands of dollars to his sister's defunct company, which never performed any services for the campaign. It's also alleged that Tin Man paid $75,000 to a law firm which did no work, and that he transferred $500,000 in campaign cash from one bank account to another without proper authorization. The U.S. Attorney's office is looking into the allegations, and has interviewed Tin Man's sister, the former wife of boxer Mike "I Love Ears" Tyson.

Who knows, Tin Man might be joining the 100 RNC staffers who were just asked to submit their resignations.

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