That Was Quick: Jindal Giving $10K From Accused Fraudster To Victims’ Fund

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Gov. Bobby Jindal will give $10,000 in contributions that he received from accused fraud attorney Scott Rothstein (and from his law firm) to a victims’ compensation fund once one is created, says Kyle Plotkin, the governor’s press secretary.

The move comes just four hours after TPMmuckraker first reported the news of the donations from Rothstein. The money was given at a pre-game reception held in Jindal’s honor before the UF-LSU game in Florida in October 2008. Rothstein was one of nine co-chairs for the event.There was reportedly a second Jindal fundraiser hosted by Rothstein, this one held in Miami last November during the conference of the Republican Governors Association. We’re asking Jindal’s office about that fundraiser and will let you know if we hear more.

Still no word from the RGA itself about the $200,000 donation the group got from Rothstein last year.