Monday, January 14, 2008

Greg Curtis, Bribery, and Me

Special Thanks to SLCSpin for reminding me of a post I made in 2006 about Greg Curtis and bribery.

[Greg] Curtis has close ties to former Rep. Bryson Garbett, another Republican candidate in Senate District 9. Their relationship caused a stir in 2004 when former Rep Loraine Pace, R-Logan, claimed Curtis, who at the time was House Majority Leader, killed a proposed $8 Million state office building in Logan because it would have hurt Garbett, who owned the building in Logan the state was leasing for office space.

Not really that big of deal, right? Part of the fun of having a friend in elected office is to have them do favors for you, right?

However, it's a different story if you paid off your friend.

Bryson Garbett gave a donation to the Greg Curtis re-election campaign immediately following the legislative session.

And, it wasn't a small amount. It was to the tune of $5,000 on March 26, 2004.

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