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  [Fmr. Sen. Norm] Coleman wants to use campaign funds for criminal case
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Last EditedServo  May 13, 2009 02:10pm
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News DateTuesday, May 12, 2009 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionAttorneys for Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) have asked the Federal Election Commission for permission to use campaign funds to pay his legal bills stemming from allegations that a Coleman confidante funneled improper payments to the lawmaker via his wife.

Coleman and his wife have denied any wrongdoing, but the former CEO of Deep Marine Technology, a Houston, Texas, company, filed a lawsuit claiming that Nassar Kazeminy, a DMT investor, “coerced DMT to make improper payments of $75,000 to Laurie Coleman through her employer, for the ultimate benefit of her husband.”
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