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Lawyer’s Suit Saying Ex-Senate Candidate Christine O’Donnell Owes Him $20K Heads to Court

Posted May 21, 2012 2:54 PM CDT
By Stephanie Francis Ward

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A lawsuit that a lawyer aide filed against former Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell alleging that he wasn't paid opened today in Delaware’s New Castle County Court of Common Pleas.

Jonathan Moseley, a Virginia lawyer, claims O’Donnell owes him more than $20,000, the Associated Press reports. He testified today that he served as her campaign manager and treasurer in 2008, and developed responses for 2010 allegations that she misused campaign finances.

Rich Abbott, who represents O’Donnell in this matter, described Moseley as an “obsessed fan fixated on having some connection with O’Donnell,” the Delaware News Journal reports.

According to Abbott, Moseley was hired in response to a complaint that the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics lodged against O’Donnell with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Federal Election Commission. It alleges that she used campaign contributions to cover personal expenses. The Delaware U.S. attorney’s office ended its investigation of O’Donnell in July, but the FEC probe continues.

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