Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Attorney: Buchanan orchestrated money laundering 'scheme'

His client, Sam Kazran, is the only one being held legally responsible for improperly reimbursing employees of a Jacksonville car dealership for contributions they made to U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan's congressional campaigns.

But in talking about the consent judgment Kazran entered into with the Federal Elections Commission, attorney Robert Stok on Tuesday renewed the accusation -- investigated and dismissed by the FEC -- that Kazran was only doing Buchanan's bidding. Buchanan, said Stok, orchestrated the "scheme" in which Kazran reimbursed a total of $67,900 to employees in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

“It’s impossible from a legal or factual point of view for Mr. Kazran to be guilty and Mr. Buchanan not to be guilty,” Stok said.

Read more about the judgement, and Buchanan's attorney's reaction to the news, here.

And the read the judgement here.

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