Spiro Agnew Crowdfunds Legal Defense

Rachel Maddow shows that it’s happened before.

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Even crowdfunding for politicians under Justice Department investigation.

In the Fall of 1973, W. Clement Stone set up the Spiro Agnew Legal Defense Fund. He organized a nationwide phone bank and was dialing for dollars. The haul the first week was $300.

They then turned to friendly celebrities, including Frank Sinatra.

Franky’s buddies said “Look, we don’t give a damn about Agnew, but if you want some money, Frank we’ll give it to you.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/msnbc/maddow-bag-man-podcast/transcript-episode-4-turn-it-n935286

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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