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Politicians win by playing ‘stall’

August 9, 2010 --

Most of us would get in a whole heap of trouble for spending tens of thousands of dollars that don’t belong to us. But for politicians, the world is often kinder, gentler and more forgiving. Case in point: Former state Rep. Pam Stanley, who paid for an apartment, cable TV service and a car rental and withdrew $38,000 in cash from her campaign account from 1999 to 2002. Stanley agreed to $65,100 in fines and restitution, but she hasn’t paid a nickel. A judge last week ordered Stanley to pay up.

July 10

July 10, 2010 --

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