July 19, 2011

Ensign's campaign spent over $650K on attorney fees

Former Senator John Ensign, R., officially drained his campaign's bank account by refunding supporters and paying legal fees.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ensign returned nearly $97,000 to donors and paid over $50,000 in legal fees during his Senate Ethics Committee investigation.

Furthermore, the RJ reported Ensign's campaign spent $650,000 in lawyers fees in the two years he disputed his ethics violations.

Ultimately, the Senate Ethics Committee found Ensign guilty of several campaign finance and obstruction of justice violations, including the use of campaign funds to cover up his extramarital affair, and referred his case to the Department of Justice.