Message to Pols: Give Taxpayers Back that Dirty Money
My sometime wingman suggested that tainted political campaign contributions be returned to taxpayers.
And when I say "tainted," I'm talking about donations made by individuals who fleece the public - people like disgraced banker and developer Raul Masvidal, who in 2004 used the proceeds from a $5 million county loan to buy himself two sculptures for about $300,000.
He used another $355,000 to pay of his home mortgage. As a result of his criminal deeds, Masvidal was indicted last year.
Nielsen suggests that the politicos who received $70,000 in campaign contributions from Masvidal return those donations to the county as a gesture of good ethics. I wholeheartedly agree.
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