Especially when it comes to corruption:
Michael S. Steele, the newly elected chairman of the Republican National Committee, arranged for his 2006 Senate campaign to pay a defunct company run by his sister for services that were never performed, his finance chairman from that campaign has told federal prosecutors.
Of course Steele is denying it:
Steele spokesman Curt Anderson said he did not know what information the federal agents were seeking, but he dismissed Fabian’s allegations as patently false. “It’s from, what, a convicted felon? And it has no substantiation in fact,” he said.
But it looks like the information was obtained through an error by the WaPo, giving more to it’s validity:
The U.S. attorney’s office inadvertently sent the confidential document, a defense sentencing memorandum filed under seal, to The Washington Post after the newspaper requested the prosecution’s sentencing memorandum.
U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein declined to comment. Fabian could not be reached, and his attorney, James Wyda, declined to comment.
According to the filing, Wyda gave prosecutors “documents supporting [the] allegations." Wyda wrote in the memorandum that the government declined to credit Fabian for cooperating “presumably because its investigation is ongoing.”
So it looks like the government has evidence against Steele in this. Suddenly people not paying all their taxes seems so minor.