Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Kelty Indictments

AWB has posted the 9 indictments. Of particular interest are the two perjury counts. The first revolves around the following exchange:

Q: Don Willis, do you know him?

A: Yes, sir.

Q: Has he ever provided any support to your campaign other than what has been - what has been delineated in your reports?

A: Not that I know of.

It will be particularly interesting to see Don Willis' testimony as he must've directly contradicted Kelty's answers.

The second perjury count revolves around this exchange:
Q: So your story is that Fred Rost, your campaign chairman, lender to you of 150 grand [$150,000], commissions a poll for your benefit to determine the public's sentiments on an issue that's an issue in the campaign and he doesn't tell you about it?

A: Yes, sir.

Q: That's your testimony?

A: Yes, sir

Again, this must've been contradicted by Fred Rost's testimony. However, it's hard to draw any real conclusions without knowing what Rost and Willis' testimony were.

A new campaign finance violation was also included in the indictments (Count 6). This one is related to the way in which Kelty reported the Zogby poll:
fraudulently reporting upon form CFA-4 the source of an in-kind contribution, specifically reporting the in-kind contribution of a Zogby poll as contributed by Frederick Rost, knowing the contributors were, in fact Frederick Rost and Donald Willis.

This, too, could turn out to be very difficult for Kelty to explain away...

1 comment:

LP Mike Sylvester said...

Over on my blog I made a similar post; however, we have different views on this topic.

I agree that counts 1, 2, and 6 are different then the other charges.

Mike Sylvester