The indictments just keep coming.
Tom Noe was accused in a federal indictment of giving money to 24 friends and associates, who then made the campaign contributions in their own names. In that way, he skirted the $2,000 limit on individual contributions, prosecutors said.
"It's one of the most blatant and excessive finance schemes we have encountered," said Noel Hillman, section chief of the U.S. Department of Justice's public integrity section.
yes, this is the same Noe that is
under investigation over an ill-fated $50 million investment in rare coins he managed for the state workers' compensation fund. Noe has acknowledged that up to $13 million is missing, and Ohio's attorney general has accused him of stealing as much as $6 million.
naturally, the Republican National Committee
is cooperating with federal authorities but will not return $100,000 that Noe raised for Bush for now. "At this time it appears those funds were given appropriately", Aaron McLear, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee.
/me rolls eyes