Rep.'s Debt To Cozen Is Campaign Contribution, Judge Says

Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 5:10 PM EDT) -- The $500,000 in legal expenses Rep. Bob Brady, D-Pa., owes Cozen O'Connor for work on his unsuccessful 2007 Philadelphia mayoral bid is a campaign expense under city election law that exceeds campaign contribution limits, a Pennsylvania judge ruled in a decision made available Monday.

The debt has been hanging in limbo since September 2007, when the Philadelphia Board of Ethics issued an advisory opinion saying that under city election law, Brady's campaign continued to be bound by contribution limits even after losing the primary election....
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