A frustrated Washington, D.C., lawyer may not be driving a pink Cadillac, but she is pocketing an extra $400 to $500 a month selling Mary Kay cosmetics.The unidentified lawyer owes $150,000 in law student loans, but isn’t getting a pay raise to help out from her law firm, which has frozen salaries, the Washington Post reports. “I get to work and work and work for no raise and no bonus,” she told the newspaper.The lawyer said she has been working for Mary Kay for only three months, and keeps 50 percent of everything she sells in the form of commissions. She hopes to eventually quit her firm and may open a private law practice. Or maybe not.“That is our ticket to changing our entire lives,” she told the Post. “I now question whether I will even go back to the practice of law after I quit.” … [Read more...] about Despite Salary Freeze, D.C. Lawyer Pockets More Money—Selling Mary Kay
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has moved to end a practice that allowed some county sheriffs to pocket leftover money from jail food programs, but advocacy groups said the controversial practice won't stop unless lawmakers change state law. Ivey directed the state comptroller on Tuesday to stop paying a food service allowance — worth about $4,000 annually per sheriff — to sheriffs' personal bank accounts. Ivey is also asking lawmakers to clarify state law so that a larger pot of money for purchasing food, which totals almost $8 million annually, cannot be kept for sheriffs' personal use, spokesman Daniel Sparkman said. "Public funds should be used for public purposes — it's that simple," Ivey said in a statement. Ivey's directive does not stop sheriffs from keeping excess funds, since only lawmakers can change ambiguities in state law that allowed sheriffs to pocket the extra dollars, but she urged lawmakers to address the issue. Advocacy groups applauded Ivey for taking … [Read more...] about Alabama Governor: Sheriffs Shouldn’t Pocket Jail Food Money
A WEALTHY businessman's wife who hit an old man with her Range Rover and left him hospitalised for months was ordered to pay damages worth just four weeks' "pocket money" she gets from her husband. Liana Tyson, 34, receives £12,000 a year in housekeeping allowance from her partner to pay for treats - but was told to give £1,000 compensation to 77-year old Brian Viner after she ploughed into him while she was leaving a Sainsbury's supermarket. Brian suffered a broken hip and fractures to his ribs plus cuts to the back of his head and has been left immobile since the accident last July 15. He underwent a tracheotomy resulting in him having to be fed through a tube and he is still being treated in Manchester Royal Infirmary today. Liana, who has a £300,000 flat in a luxury apartment complex in Altrincham, Greater Manchester initially claimed Brian crossed the road without looking and she didn’t see him crossing. But she changed her statement after watching CCTV of the … [Read more...] about Rich businessman’s wife who mowed down OAP in Sainsbury’s must pay him four weeks ‘pocket money’ she gets from husband
POLITICS 05/03/2018 07:08 am ET Updated 21 minutes ago He said lawyer Michael Cohen was paid a monthly retainer "from which he entered into, through reimbursement, a private contract" with the porn star. By Willa Frej 250 32 President Donald Trump on Thursday tried to explain Rudy Giuliani’s startling claim that Trump reimbursed personal lawyer Michael Cohen for a $130,000 settlement to silence adult film star Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had an affair with the president. Trump said in a tweet that Cohen was paid a monthly retainer “not from the campaign and having nothing to do with the campaign, from which he entered into, through reimbursement, a private contract ... known as a non-disclosure agreement.” He added that the agreement was to “stop the false and extortionist accusations made by her about an affair.” The president’s tweets appeared to ratify a central claim of … [Read more...] about Trump Backs Rudy Giuliani’s Claim That No Campaign Money Went To Stormy Daniels
Mick Mulvaney pulled a Sam Hamra.Last week, while speaking to a group of bankers, Mulvaney, the former congressman and current head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, told the bankers that if they wanted Congress to do their bidding, they were going to have to open their wallets.“If you were a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you,” Mulvaney said, of his time as a Republican congressman. “If you were a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you.” It’s hardly a revelation that folks on Wall Street make big campaign donations with an expectation that they’ll get a return on their investment. But it’s not that often that an insider explains so clearly and without shame that elected officials — some of them anyway — are in on the game.In 2006, Hamra, a Springfield developer and restaurant franchisee, reminded Missouri politicians how he expected the game to be played. That year, after the Missouri … [Read more...] about Messenger: The lesson in Al Watkins’ secret $100,000? Dark money begets dark money.