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FIEGER INDICTED
(2008-05-27)
(wgvu) - CLOSING ARGUMENTS ARE SCHEDULED TODAY IN THE
TRIAL OF GEOFFREY FIEGER AND ONE OF HIS LAW PARTNERS.
THE SOUTHFIELD ATTORNEY WHO ONCE REPRESENTED ASSISTED SUICIDE
ADVOCATE JACK KEVORKIAN WAS THE ONLY DEFENSE WITNESS IN THE 18-DAY
TRIAL IN DETROIT FEDERAL COURT.
FIEGER AND VEN JOHNSON ARE ACCUSED OF ILLEGALLY CONTRIBUTING
$127,000 TO DEMOCRAT JOHN EDWARDS' 2004 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN.
PROSECUTORS SAY THE DEFENDANTS RECRUITED EMPLOYEES AND OTHERS TO
MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR WHICH THEY WERE LATER REIMBURSED.
FIEGER SAYS THE PAYMENTS TO EMPLOYEES WERE BONUSES AND THEIR
CONTRIBUTIONS WERE LEGAL AND VOLUNTARY.
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