Earlier this week, The Wasington Post reported
that part of the investigation into Dusty Foggo's relationship with Brent Wilkes was that Wilkes had picked up the tab for a number of the vacations the two took together.
Foggo's lawyer countered that these weren't gifts: they shared the costs. "One time [Foggo] would pay the airfare. Another time Brent would pay it."
Wilkes' lawyer agreed - they traded off:
Wilkes's lawyer, Nancy Luque, backed that account yesterday, saying that on one trip to Europe the families stayed at Foggo's house in Frankfurt, while on another to Hawaii they stayed at a rental home paid for by Wilkes. In the latter case, she said, Foggo chipped in by paying for dinners.
Hmm. But what would you say if you heard that rental home cost $20,000 per night?
From the Wall Street Journal
People with knowledge of the case have said the prosecutors also are looking at evidence that Mr. Wilkes had given Mr. Foggo expensive gifts in recent years, including lavish, expense-paid trips with his family to Hawaii and Europe.
One person with knowledge of the case said a European trip included the rental of a castle in Scotland, and a Hawaii trip included a stay at a resort that cost more than $20,000 per night for the two families.
Oh, but Foggo "chipped in by paying for dinners." I'm sure it all washed out in the end, right?