Wednesday, September 07, 2005

"Not guilty"

Taff enters not-guilty plea at arraignment:
Former congressional candidate Adam Taff was arraigned today on federal charges of wire fraud and misuse of campaign funds.

Taff pleaded not guilty to the charges during a brief appearance before U.S. Magistrate James P. O’Hara in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan.

Overland Park businessman John D. Myers, indicted along with Taff by a federal grand jury last month, entered a not-guilty plea on a single charge of wire fraud.
We'll see what happens. There's no way Taff runs again, at least not if he intends to win anything.

There's more to this story, but I haven't the faintest idea what. I'll be curious what witnesses they bring in. How did the feds think to start looking at this? One assumes they got a tip, but from whom?

The possibilities are:
  • a Taff staffer
  • a fellow employee at the mortgage company
  • another participant in the house sale
Who else? For someone connected to Moore have dropped the dime, they'd have to have gotten tipped off first. If it were Mr. Myers, he'd have cut a deal and not been arraigned today.

Maybe it's too much Law & Order, but I think there's another piece of the puzzle.

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