Urbin Report

Friday, September 30, 2005

A very corrupt politician...

It's no surprise that Massachusetts State Senator Dianne Wilkerson, democrat, is trouble again. She's being sued by the state Attorney General on campaign finance charges. As Jay Tea points out:

Senator Dianne Wilkerson has a spotty record with regard to money. She once served six months under house arrest for failing to file her state and federal income taxes. She's been sued over unpaid loans and bills. She's been fined for prior violations.

This time, though, the state looked at her campaign's books and are kinda curious about $80,000 her campaign's spent over the last two years. It looks like she's been spending contributions on such things as pizza, groceries, "consultant fees" to her sons, and about $18,000 in unspecified "reimbursements" paid directly to her personal bank accounts.


The Boston Herald summarizes her career nicely:
She has been subjected to a series of highly publicized financial problems: failure to pay federal and state taxes and her student loans; stiffing vendors, including her own attorneys, out of tens of thousands in fees; and violating a federal judge's order of house arrest in 1998. She has been re-elected to the state Senate six times.

Welcome to Massachusetts.