Dual Loyalties

My opinion on the people who shape our world

Sunday, September 25, 2005

The Media Line - AIPAC REPORTEDLY PAYING LEGAL BILLS OF THE INDICTED OFFICIALS IT FIRED

The Media Line - News Detail: "AIPAC REPORTEDLY PAYING LEGAL BILLS OF THE INDICTED OFFICIALS IT FIRED… “America’s lobby for Israel,” AIPAC, is reportedly paying the legal bills for the two officials of the organization that have been indicted for illegally passing classified information to Israel. According to the JTA news agency, the contracts of all AIPAC employees contain indemnification clauses that cover legal expenses through the appellate stage. In the case of Keith Weissman and Steve Rosen, the cost has already topped $1 million in fees. When the scandal broke, AIPAC officials promised to stand by the pair. But the two were nevertheless fired shortly thereafter, some news sources reporting that the firings had been demanded by the Justice Department in order to keep attention focused on the former employees rather than the organization itself."