Convicted Felon Gives Thousands to Kline Via Illegal Scheme? – Updated
Posted by firephillkline on November 29, 2005
According to sources, recently convicted Kansas City mortgage banker John Myers, who was indicted and convicted along with co-conspirator Adam Taff, has conributed several thousand dollars to the election cofferes of Phill Kline.
Our source has indicated the contributions came in via a shell game; one where Myers gave Kline thousands of dollars of his own money by funneling the contributions through one of his many front companies, a clear violation of campaign finance regulations.
Our source claims this information has been entered as evidence in United States Federal Court as part of the legal proceedings involving both Myers and Taff. As part of a plea arrangement, Myers has apparently detailed his shell game to federal prosecutors that invloved several area political candidates in exchange for the prosecutor remaining silent at sentencing.
This is apprarently not simply a case of a rich donor using several entities to legally give money to a candidate. This is much more involved. Our source says current and former Kline staff members may have been involved in the scheme.
This could be a HUGE blow for Kline, not to mention it could put him in hot water with the ethics commission. He might be fired quicker than we origianlly expected.
We are trying to get paper confirmation of the evidence. Since pleas have been entered, we belive the evidence may be available for public inspection.
Stay tuned for more details.
Please remember that anyone under suspicion for campaign finance and other legal violations are considered innocent until proven guilty. But it sure is fun to speculate what will happen to Kline when his scheme is revealed.