Linda Pence is complaining about the AG's office paying outside counsel for work on the case.Her client's settlement, alone, paid for the legal fees of the outside counsel twice over.
Linda Pence said that she needed to examine the case before pledging to continue it.
She is already intimately familiar with the case itself.From when she entered her appearance for Reith-Riley Construction, her clients, in November of
2004 until they settled out of court in early 2006 (around February), Linda Pence was an active litigator in the sidewalks-for-votes case for well over a year.
When it comes to the biggest case of Lake County corruption in history, Linda Pence's claims of a willingness to continue fighting corruption in the Region don't just ring false. When you look at the facts and the record, she might as well not make any such claims at all.
Such an aversion to the truth would certainly not speak well of any candidate for attorney general of the state of Indiana.
Ouch! Do you think Indiana Democrats might start looking for another candidate for Attorney General? It appears to me that Linda Pence would have a professional duty to recuse herself from participating in this case if she is elected Attorney General because of her past representation of one of the defendants. She might be stuck with outside counsel whether she likes it or not--if she chooses to continue the fight.