Lawyer Says Fieger Indictment Is Politically Motivated

An attorney for Michigan lawyer Geoffrey Fieger says his prosecution on campaign finance violations is politically motivated.

Fieger is accused of giving $127,000 in illegal contributions to the 2004 presidential campaign of fellow Democrat John Edwards.

Gary Spence says Fieger is being singled out because of the "many enemies" he's made.

The indictment states that Fieger and his law partner recruited 60 people to make contributions in the then-maximum amount of $2,000 to the campaign of Edwards, a former North Carolina senator. The indictment says the contributions really came from Fieger's firm.

He was released on bond after his lawyers entered not guilty pleas to the charges yesterday.

The Justice Department denies Fieger was targeted because of his political views.


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