Saturday, November 19, 2005

With friends like these…

Taff associate pleads guilty in fraud case |
A Leawood man pleaded guilty Friday to helping a former congressional candidate fraudulently obtain a mortgage.

John D. Myers, 49, had originally said he was innocent of a single count of wire fraud in the case of co-defendant Adam Taff, but he changed his plea and entered an agreement with the government.

“Mr. Myers was assisting a friend,” said defense attorney J.R. Hobbs. “It was bad judgment.”
Adam Taff is a two time Republican candidate for congress. Mr. Myers may now be assisting the federal prosecutors with testimony against Mr. Taff, who plead not guilty. I thought there was a line in the indictment indicating that Myers had talked, but I can't find it now.