Wednesday, July 14, 2004

U.S. Taxpayers Must Pay Drunk Killer Congressman's Civil Judgement

U.S. Magistrate Arthur Boylan has ruled that Former Congressman Bill Janklow was "on duty" last year when he killed a motorcyclist while driving drunk (he also left the scene and later denied being involved in the accident). This ruling, if allowed to stand, means that U.S. Taxpayers are liable for any civil damages which might be awarded to the family of the dead man. Janklow, who resigned from Congress in January, was convicted of second-degree manslaughter, speeding, running a stop sign, and reckless driving. For this he spent 100 days in jail.


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