Geoffrey Fieger Indicted on Illegal Contributions to Edwards

Well-known attorney Geoffrey Fieger, who represented Jack Kevorkian, has been indicted on charges of conspiring to make more than $125,000 in illegal contributions to the 2004 presidential campaign of Democrat John Edwards. With his partner Vernon Johnson, he is accused of using straw donors to exceed campaign contribution limits under a 10-count indictment.

Fieger, in a statement issued Friday afternoon, denied the charges, blaming President Bush’s administration, including a Justice Department led by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales that Fieger says is politically motivated.

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