Laura Brod spent $19,051 in campaign donations on legal fees after posing for sexy photo on 8-19-08
The Laura Brod boudoir photo was taken on August 19, 2008, at 12:40 a.m., according to an analysis of the picture's metadata by City Pages.
The new analysis was made possible by a confidential source who provided a copy of the original photo to City Pages -- previously, the image was available only in a filtered version that had been watermarked and posted on Tumblr.
The August 19, 2008, date means the boudoir photo was taken during the time Brod was representing District 25A in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
If any campaign cash is inappropriately spent on personal expenses, the candidate could be on the hook to pay it back.
"The board could determine that an expenditure was inappropriately made, was in fact for personal purposes, and could order the individual to reimburse the committee for the expenditure," Goldsmith explains. "That has happened in a couple of cases."
"We do not discuss the facts behind our representation of any client, including our fees. You should speak directly with Ms. Brod."
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