Don Young Gives Campaign Cash to Lawyers

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Rep. Don Young (R-AK) has been fighting corruption charges for awhile. He even tried a legal defense fund to help him through hard times, but now it looks like he’s started to pay his own million-dollar legal tab from his campaign funds, but also that of Steven Dougherty, his campaign manager who is under FBI scrutiny.

According to the AP:

Young has spent more than $1 million in campaign contributions on legal fees. He is represented by the Washington law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld. His campaign finance reports also show $35,020 in fees to John W. Wolfe, a prominent Seattle white-collar defense attorney who represents Dougherty as well as Stevens’ son, Ben.
The campaign has also paid about $196,000 since October to Tobin, O’Connor and Ewing, a Washington law firm, though it’s unclear whom the firm represents.