Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Subin denies he took money from Abramoff

The head of the County Council Education Committee, Michael Subin, says he never took a penny from crooked lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Abramoff and associates gave County Executive Doug Duncan at least $35,000 just a month before Duncan approved transferring public school property to Abramoff's private school.

"I will look again, as a belt and suspenders kind of thing," Subin says in the Gazette, noting that he looks carefully at donations from weird places. "And I guaran-damn-tee that if it’s from out of the country, we’re asking, 'Who is this?'"