Edwards accepted illegal donations for his presidential campaign. By now no one should be shocked at what this man is capable of.
DETROIT -- Attorney Geoffrey Fieger, best known for representing assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, was indicted on charges of conspiring to make more than $125,000 in illegal contributions to the 2004 presidential campaign of Democrat John Edwards.
The indictment was returned Tuesday and unsealed Friday. It names both Fieger and Vernon Johnson, a partner in Fieger's Southfield-based law firm.
Fieger told radio station WWJ-AM that he would fight the charges and wasn't surprised by them. He blamed the Bush administration.
"We'll just embarrass these people," Fieger said.
Messages seeking further comment from Fieger and Johnson weren't immediately returned.
The indictment claims that Fieger, 56, of Bloomfield Hills, and Johnson, 45, of Birmingham, recruited 60 people, known as straw donors, to make contributions in the then-maximum allowable amount of $2,000 per donor to the Edwards campaign. The contributions actually came from Fieger's firm, the indictment says.
Of course Fieger blamed Bush. For liberals, whenever they do something wrong, pinning the misdeed on Bush is like night following day.