Could the RNC’s New Chairman’s Days be Numbered?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

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 for services that were never performed, his finance chairman from that campaign has told federal prosecutors.

Federal agents in recent days contacted Steele’s sister, a spokesman for Steele said yesterday.

The claim about the payment, one of several allegations by Alan B. Fabian, is outlined in a confidential court document. Fabian offered the information last March as he was seeking leniency for himself during plea negotiations on unrelated fraud charges. It is unclear how extensively his claims have been pursued. Prosecutors gave him no credit for cooperation when he was sentenced in October.

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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11 Responses to Could the RNC’s New Chairman’s Days be Numbered?

  1. Mauigirl says:

    This is good timing. Maybe this scandal will remind people that it’s usually the Republicans who have these little problems with financial screw-ups.

  2. Mauigirl says:

    Excuse me, not screw-ups. Fraud.

  3. DMason says:

    These Republicans are always crooks. If there’s one that is clean, then I haven’t met him. The worst they are, the further up the GOP food chain they seem to climb.

  4. somehow they will sweep this under the rug – play the race card or something

    steele always creeped me out — and this just shows once a gop crook, always a gop crook

  5. MacDaddy says:

    When Steele was appointed head of the RNC, I said that this was change I couldn’t believe in.

  6. R.J. says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Steele is out of a job by May Day. And I hope he doesn’t take up residence in Cali because we can’t afford to pay him $450 a week in unemployment benefits.

  7. Fran says:

    The plot thickens. All others caught in scandals have been thrown out, let him join the ranks as well.

    But all this does seem to just reinforce that underlying theme— politicians are all crooks & liars. By virtue of needing so much $$$ to run & stay in the game, they become corrupt in the process. Sigh.

  8. JollyRoger says:

    Business as usual in Gopperland. If Chimpy was still around he’d be polishing up another Medal of Freedom about now.

  9. The sister that was involved was Dr. Monica Tyson,Iron Mike Tyson’s ex-wife.He is also bosom buddies with Don King Mike’s nemesis.Steele is tore up, from the floor up.Mike WAS worth $300 million,Don is worth almost a billion dollars.

  10. libhomo says:

    Another corrupt Republican?!?!?! I’m heartbroken.

  11. DB says:

    This is awesome. Eventually they will get tired of this and they will clean house. Yeah, lol, long shot I know!

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