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Fieger Trial
(2008-04-24)
(wgvu) - DETROIT (AP) - A federal prosecutor says outspoken lawyer
Geoffrey Fieger and a law partner knowingly dodged campaign finance
laws to boost contributions to Democrat John Edwards' 2004
presidential campaign.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Lynn Helland delivered his opening
argument Thursday in the trial of Fieger and Ven Johnson.
Both men have denied the charges. Their lawyers are scheduled to
deliver their opening statements later in the day in Detroit
federal court.
Helland told the jury the case was about illegal fundraising. He
says both defendants "took steps to try to make these illegal
contributions look legal."
The 56-year-old Fieger and 46-year-old Johnson are accused of
making $127,000 in illegal contributions to Edwards' 2004 campaign.

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