Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Hergert Impeachment Trial: Day Three



Following are links to Wednesday, May 10, 2006, coverage of the impeachment trial of University of Nebraska Regent David Hergert before the Nebraska Supreme Court:

Day Three Coverage:
Omaha World Herald: Witness Says Hergert Changed Story.

A Nebraska State Patrol investigator testified that he interviewed Hergert in connection with an Attorney General investigation of Hergert's campaign finance violations and that "several discrepancies" existed between what Hergert said then and what Hergert said in a more recent deposition. The alleged inconsistencies concern who was responsible within Hergert's campaign for reporting his campaign expenditures and whether Hergert received a warning letter from the Accountability and Disclosure Committee.

Omaha World Herald: NU Regent Didn't Report Payments By His Campaign.

Heregert paid a fundraiser and political consultant to work on his campaign, but never reported the expenditure on disclosure statements.

Lincoln Journal Star: Witness: Hergert was Inconsistent.

A Nebraska State Patrol investigator testified that he interviewed Hergert in connection with an Attorney General investigation of Hergert's campaign finance violations and that "several discrepancies" existed between what Hergert said then and what Hergert said in a more recent deposition. The alleged inconsistencies concern who was responsible within Hergert's campaign for reporting his campaign expenditures and whether Hergert received a warning letter from the Accountability and Disclosure Committee.

Lincoln Journal Star: Regent's Role in Campaign Recounted.

Testimony Wednesday, May 10, 2006, indicated that Hergert testified in a deposition that he was the one that guided the campaign and made the decisions; this revelation could bolster the prosecution's case that Hergert intentionally manipulated the system to keep his opponent from receiving public money in the race.

WOWT TV: Investigation Detailed.

A Nebraska State Patrol investigator testified that he interviewed Hergert in connection with an Attorney General investigation of Hergert's campaign finance violations and that "several discrepancies" existed between what Hergert said then and what Hergert said in a more recent deposition. The alleged inconsistencies concern who was responsible within Hergert's campaign for reporting his campaign expenditures and whether Hergert received a warning letter from the Accountability and Disclosure Committee.


Kierkegaard Lives Daily Impeachment Trial Coverage:
Day One Coverage.
Day Two Coverage.
Day Three Coverage.
Day Four Coverage.
Day Five Coverage.

Other Links:
Kierkegaard Lives, May 4, 2006 (discussing arguments on Hergert's Motion to Dismiss).
Kierkegaard Lives, April 28, 2006 (discussing pending impeachment trial).

Nebraska Supreme Court Case Site (with .pdf copies of filings in the case)

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