One small national nightmare has finally come to an end. The Annette Bosworth for Senate money scam has dried up. According to the Bosworth’s Q1 2015 report to the Federal Election Commission, no one has sent her fake campaign money in 2015, and she has spent all of her remaining campaign cash on lawyers.
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Over 21 months, Bosworth fleeced faraway gullible retirees and uninformed conservatives out of $2.17 million. At least a quarter million of that sum (including $20K+ in contributions received in June 2014 and reported on the July 2014 quarterly report) flowed into Bosworth’s coffers after her crushing June 3, 2014, primary defeat and arrest for perjury on her nominating petitions.
The Bosworth campaign’s last three checks all went to lawyers:
- Beck Law, Prof. LLC, Sioux Falls, SD, January 29, 2015: $9,852.70.
- Beck Law, Prof. LLC, Sioux Falls, SD, February 18, 2015: $2,318.64.
- Fairfield and Woods, PC, Denver, CO, January 21, 2015: $1,130.00.
Previously, Bosworth burned up over $85,000 on lawyer fees and settlement costs. Bosworth still lists a $33,000 debt to Sioux Falls lawyer Joel Arends as disputed. With her campaign cash on hand now zeroed out, she’ll have to foot any settlement with Arends and the costs of her May 18–22 perjury trial in Pierre herself.