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Mysterious Company Donates $1 Million to Mitt Romney, Then Disappears!

Filed under: Controversy,Liars,Money,National,Politics — Tags: , , — Positronic Dave @ 3:02 am August 8, 2011

Yep, it’s true, according to the folks at Yahoo News, that’s exactly what happened.

Three firms gave $1 million apiece to Restore Our Future, a conservative “super PAC” planning to spend millions to help Romney’s White House bid.

One of those companies was W. Spann LLC, a mysterious New York-based company that apparently closed up shop last month shortly after its contribution to the pro-Romney PAC. As NBC News’s Michael Isikoff reports, the company was formed in March by Boston estate tax lawyer Cameron Casey and listed a midtown Manhattan address where the landlord says there’s no record of the firm being a tenant.

The company gave $1 million to Restore Our Future on April 28, and according to records obtained by Isikoff, dissolved on July 12th, just two weeks before the pro-Romney PAC disclosed its donors to the Federal Election Commission.

According to The Ticket:

A conservative “super PAC” created to boost Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential bid raised more than $12.2 million in the first six months of the year, mostly though big contributions from wealthy GOP donors.

Restore Our Future, a political committee founded by Romney allies earlier this year, reported receiving four contributions of $1 million apiece, according to a finance report filed with the Federal Election Commission on Sunday.

Kenny Anderson

Filed under: Sports — Tags: , , — Positronic Dave @ 9:25 pm May 13, 2010

The story of Kenny Anderson is one of woe and whoa – you messed up how much money?!?

The story of Kenny Anderson wasting the $63 million he earned during 14 NBA seasons and going broke is not unique among pro athletes. But at least it will have a happy uptick Saturday. That’s when Anderson will graduate from St. Thomas University in Miami, 19 years after he left Georgia Tech to enter the NBA early, as the No. 2 overall pick of the 1991 draft.

Anderson’s top salary was $9.1 million with Seattle in 2002-03, but he also had seven children with five women. When his money was gone he wasn’t certain he had what it took to get a college degree.

“I didn’t know if I could handle it,” Anderson told New York Times columnist George Vecsey. “I didn’t use my brain for 20 years.” Anderson’s degree is in organizational leadership, and Vecsey writes that for the moment he’s giving private basketball lessons to young players. One hopes the lessons include more than how to shoot, and maybe something about money management, right Kenny Anderson?