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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 07:55 AM

Former NYS AG Schneiderman used campaign cash to defend against abuse allegations

NEW YORK (AP) Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in political campaign funds to pay the law firm that represented him during an investigation of allegations that he physically abused several women, according to campaign finance reports reviewed by The Associated Press.

The practice is legal, but reform activists say Schneiderman and other politicians are exploiting lax campaign finance rules.

"By and large, if you are an elected official, you can use your campaign contributions as a Get Out of Jail Free card," said Blair Horner, the executive director of the New York Public Interest Research Group.

Schneiderman's re-election committee, Schneiderman 2018, began paying the Clayman & Rosenberg LLP law firm the week after his abrupt May 7 resignation from office, the records show. The last payment was made Dec. 7, a month after a special prosecutor closed the investigation without filing charges.

Read more: https://www.syracuse.com/politics/2019/01/former-nys-ag-schneiderman-used-campaign-cash-to-defend-against-abuse-allegations.html

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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 08:27 AM

1. "The practice is legal,". n/t

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