‘There’s a Gray Area’: Campaign Finance Experts Weigh in on Inman Bribery Case

Michigan Advance

To campaign finance watchdogs, the word “corruption” may be getting more difficult to legally define — but the case against indicted state Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) appears to be a near-textbook example. Experts like Aaron McKean, legal counsel for state and local reform at the Washington, D.C.-based campaign finance group Campaign Legal Center, say that Supreme Court decisions in the last decade have limited the legal definition of corruption. McKean said Monday, however, that the evidence that’s already publicly available in the Inman case is “at least [at] the starting point of meeting the standard for quid pro quo corruption.”

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