And we're not surprised!
Donors gave $390,000 to a legal defense fund for Sarah Palin before she stepped down as Alaska's Governor, but now they'll be getting their money back.
According to State Personnel Board investigator Timothy Petumenos, the fund was illegal. It was misleadingly described as "official" on the website, which gave people the impression that it was endorsed by Sarah for political purposes.
But technically she didn't do anything too bad! She relied on attorneys to make sure the fund was compliant with the Alaska Executive Branch Act.
Palin's attorney, Thomas Van Flein, said that more than $33,000 has been donated and $87,680 will go toward the debt the trust has incurred including administrative expenses.
What a waste of hard earned donations!
"She supports this process 100 percent, and I think she agreed to this resolution because it was the right thing to do," said Van Flein. "She never instructed anybody to do anything that would not comply with federal law or state law."
On Thursday, another defense fund was set up for Palin as a private citizen to pay off the debt from her legal expenses.
WTF?! Pay for your own shiz!
Due to the ethics probes surrounding her illegal use of state money, Palin has racked up about $500,000 in legal fees.
Eagle River resident Kim Chatman was the person who originally accused the former Governor of misusing her official position and accepting improper gifts.
"I'm ecstatic the truth came out, but I don't understand how they said this was a good faith effort on her part and they're going to blame it on her attorneys," said Chatman. "She's never accountable for anything."
Ha! Not only was she investigated for firing her public safety commissioner, but took nine state-paid trips with her children totaling $8,000.
Some people never learn.
[Image via WENN.]
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