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Monday, May 20, 2013

Shoffner's late arriving legal help

Posted By on Mon, May 20, 2013 at 2:15 PM

FIRST DAY ON THE JOB: Chuck Banks just arrived on Shoffner's legal team.
  • FIRST DAY ON THE JOB: Chuck Banks just arrived on Shoffner's legal team.

FIRST DAY ON THE JOB: Chuck Banks just arrived on Shoffners legal team.
  • FIRST DAY ON THE JOB: Chuck Banks just arrived on Shoffner's legal team.
I've now confirmed that State Treasurer Martha Shoffner had no legal representation until her Saturday arrest. That's not surprising, given her actions during month's of intense scrutiny from legislators, the FBI, the press and political foes.

Chuck Banks, who represented her in federal court today, answered my question on when he begin representing her:

When her family contacted me Saturday night and I visited with her yesterday morning. I didn't enter my appearance or file anything until this morning. I notified Jana Sunday afternoon, then I filed a motion this morning and entered my appearance at the hearing.

By then, the damage had been done, including taped outreach to a government informant for more financial help and alleged admission of wrongdoing to arresting agents.

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