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Resource ID: #24189
Subject: Corruption
Source: National Journal
Date: 06/28/2008



"The story uncovered the close ties between Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., and a political operative named Jeff Larson. It detailed how Larson arranged for Coleman to live in his $1 million townhouse for only $600-a-month. It also showed that Coleman failed to pay some of his rent, and how Larson's company, FLS Connect, had been given $1.6 million in business by Coleman's PAC and Senate campaign committee. The story also disclosed that Larson's wife, Dorene, was on Coleman's Senate payroll under her maiden name, Kainz. After National Journal questioned Coleman about the arrangement with Larson's wife, the senator's staff announced she would be leaving her job the following month."

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