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    Monday, August 27, 2007

    Fieger faces indictment, 100 FBI agents involved

    They won't shut Fieger UP, waste of resources.

    Fieger faces indictment over campaign funds

    Web-posted Aug 25, 2007

    Of The Oakland Press

    Attorney Geoffrey Fieger used "straw donors" to illegally funnel $127,000 to the presidential campaign of John Edwards in 2003 and 2004, a 10-count indictment alleges.

    Fieger and his law partner, Vernon Johnson, 45, were named in the grand jury indictment that was unsealed Friday in Detroit.

    Fieger, 56, best known for defending assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, said the charges were politically motivated and "solely intended to intimidate Democratic supporters around the country."

    Fieger said U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is "embarked on an unprecedented campaign to turn the United States Justice Department into a political arm of the Republican Party."

    "Over 100 FBI agents raided my offices and the homes of my employees and their families," Fieger said in a statement released Friday afternoon.

    "This is more agents than were assigned to catch Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan at Tora Bora since that time. And for nearly two years, Gonzales' political agents have threatened and harassed my friends, family and employees," Fieger said.

    The 30-page indictment accuses Fieger and Johnson of conspiracy, illegal contributions, false statements, obstruction of justice and causing an offense.

    The indictment said Fieger was a fund-raiser for Edwards in 2003 and 2004.

    The justice department alleges Fieger and Johnson skirted the $2,000 individual contribution limit by soliciting others to make contributions to Edwards and either providing the funds or reimbursing the donors for their contributions.

    The donors included attorneys and spouses of Fieger's law firm, non-attorney employees and spouses at the law firm, Fieger's friends and third-party vendors to the law firm, according to the indictment.

    The indictment also alleges Fieger obstructed justice by concealing information or providing false information to the grand jury. The government alleges Fieger told federal agents a deceased member of the law firm was responsible for the campaign contributions.

    The grand jury began its investigation May 18, 2005, and issued 40 subpoenas later that year. Federal agents executed a search warrant at Fieger's law firm on Nov. 30.

    Fieger has been an outspoken supporter of Democrats and ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1998. He also has been a vocal critic of Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox.

    "The false charges made against me and my partner today will ultimately fail," Fieger's statement concluded. "It will be incumbent upon the American people to remove from office all those who participated in this political charade."

    Using 100 FBI agents suggests this is a Political case.
    My money is on Jeffery.
    Go Jeff


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