Former congressional candidate Adam Taff was arraigned today on federal charges of wire fraud and misuse of campaign funds.We'll see what happens. There's no way Taff runs again, at least not if he intends to win anything.
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.
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
Maybe it's too much Law & Order, but I think there's another piece of the puzzle.