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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Duke Case: Ground-Zero

K.C. Johnson has dropped a mega-ton bomb on Mike Nifong's dirty Durham bunker of lies, corruption, and hypocrisy. Maybe the fallout and secondary explosions will drive the rat from his hiding place.

Nifong was drowning in a sea of professional, political, and financial loss when he grabbed on to this Duke case as a life preserver. Nifong conveniently used the Duke case to try and bail himself out of a personal loss of $28,989 in money he had loaned his own campaign for district attorney.

All told, 79.5 percent of the campaign’s fundraising in the final 10 weeks before the May 2 primary came out of Nifong’s pocket.
KC Johnson concludes:
A cynic could argue that, in mid-April, Mike Nifong had 28,989 reasons to seek indictments against Reade Seligmann and Collin Finnerty before the primary. The full story, of course, isn’t that simple. But the campaign finance report illuminates the severe financial and political pressures bearing down upon the district attorney at the very time he made a series of ethically and procedurally dubious decisions in the lacrosse investigation. Only the most na├»ve observer would fail to see some connection between these pressures and the choices that Nifong made.
The fallout from this revelation will be dropping all over this hoax for a long time. Hopefully it helps to end the war early.

source:
Follow the Money [Durham-In-Wonderland, Oct. 11, 2006]

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