PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The lawyer for longtime Democratic Congressman Bob Brady is speaking out after federal prosecutors tied his client’s campaign to a payoff scheme involving the 2012 race.
Brady’s Attorney Jim Eisenhower says the campaign did give $90,000 to primary challenger Jimmie Moore but, he says, it was long after Moore dropped out, and the transactions were legal.READ MORE: Thousands Protest Outside Philadelphia City Hall After Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade
$65,000 went to pay for polling information about the First Congressional District.
“The Brady campaign wrote two checks to purchase that poll,” Eisenhower said.READ MORE: Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, Allowing States To Ban Abortion
Eisenhower says the remaining $25,000 went to scoop Moore’s former aide: Carolyn Cavaness, the defendant who pleaded guilty this week to falsifying statements involved with those payments.
“Congressman Brady’s advisers felt it would be advantageous to hire Moore’s former campaign manager, Ms. Cavaness,” Eisenhower explained.
No one else has been charged. Eisenhower says the transactions were reported to the Feds.MORE NEWS: Roe v. Wade Overturned: Officials In Philadelphia Region React To Supreme Court Ruling Allowing States To Ban Abortion
“Anybody who knows Bob Brady knows that he does things the right way,” said Eisenhower.