Friday, September 07, 2007

Rep. Tom Feeney Career Of Corruption Falling Like A Deck Of Cards

 
Rep. Tom Feeney, R-Oviedo,  defended his acceptance of $5,000 for his legal defense fund from an Oviedo businessman hoping for a NASA contract.
Feeney wrote a guest column for Florida Today, which criticized him in an Aug. 31 editorial. The Orlando Sentinel had written a news story about the donation on Aug. 17.
 
"I'd like to reiterate the point that I have never used my position or exerted excessive influence to benefit the awarding of a federal contract," Feeney said.
Feeney accepted the money from Tyng-Lin Yang of Pyramid Technology.
Yang also is president of Yang Enterprises, a software and engineering company whose Web site touts its hope for a "logistics operations contract'' at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
 
The fund was established to offset the legal fees Feeney has incurred since questions were raised about the lawmaker's trip to Scotland with now-disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
 
"The FLORIDA TODAY suggestion that support from my longtime friend and colleague is somehow helpful to any contract efforts with the federal government is absolutely ridiculous," said Feeney, the top Republican on the House Space Subcommittee. "In the unlikely event that the committee should attempt to participate in any aspect of the review process for the contract in question, I will voluntarily abstain from participating to prevent any perception of impropriety."

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