Senate Majority Project

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Tobin Update

Dole Lawyer Advised Convicted Jammer on RLC Biz

Yesterday, at the Tobin trial, lawyers in opening arguments Dave Butswinkas, Tobin’s lawyer in the criminal trial, said that Allen Raymond, had run the scheme by a lawyer. Earlier, it had been reported that the nervous owners of the Idaho company that made the calls, Mylo Enterprises, had “met with GOP Marketplace attorneys, who told them not to worry.”

So, who was the lawyer?

One possibility … Skadden Arps Kenneth A, Gross, who was the campaign attorney for Bob Dole in 1996.

Gross and Skadden Arps were the lawyer for Raymond at the Republican Leadership Council in 2002, so its not a stretch to imagine that he also advised Raymond on matters with his other operation … GOP Marketplace.

Gross also has consulted the national Republican Party, acting as lawyer for the NYC 2004 Convention Host Committee.