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Disgraced former congressman Blake Farenthold won’t repay $84K sexual harassment settlement
ABC News ^ | 05/15/2018 | John Parkinson

Posted on 05/15/2018 11:31:01 AM PDT by GIdget2004

Former Rep. Blake Farenthold, the disgraced Texas Republican who resigned last month in the aftermath of a sexual harassment settlement, has secured his next paid gig – as a government lobbyist. But even though he’s going to be raking in a reported six-figure salary, Farenthold told ABC News that he has no intention of repaying an $84,000 sexual harassment settlement funded by taxpayers.

Farenthold told a Corpus Christi, Texas talk radio station Monday that he’s accepted a position as a “legislative liaison” at the Calhoun Port Authority, previously known as the Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort. Farenthold’s hiring announcement was first reported by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

Reached via phone Tuesday morning by ABC News, Farenthold declined to comment on his new job.” “I’m a private citizen now, so I’m not commenting about my employment,” Farenthold said.

Farenthold then made clear that he has no intention of repaying an $84,000 taxpayer settlement stemming from a 2014 complaint by a former congressional aide alleging sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation.

“I will say this on the record: I have been advised by my attorneys not to repay that,” Farenthold told ABC. “That’s why it hasn’t been repaid.”

Farenthold refused to disclose his attorneys’ justification for that legal advice.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas

1 posted on 05/15/2018 11:31:01 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

Why should he repay when others are not forced to. I hope this blows wide open to expose ALL the political hacks to be named and repay with interest all the money fronted.

2 posted on 05/15/2018 11:34:18 AM PDT by SgtHooper (If you remember the 60's, YOU WEREN'T THERE!)
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To: SgtHooper

“Since I didn’t call it and don’t think it’s necessary, I shouldn’t be asked to pay for it,”


3 posted on 05/15/2018 11:57:23 AM PDT by CharleysPride (Peace, Freedom and Prosperity. Thank you, President Trump.)
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To: CharleysPride

He’s what we call an ugly pig, inside and out.

4 posted on 05/15/2018 3:07:13 PM PDT by MCRD
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To: GIdget2004

Typical swamp-dwelling loser.

5 posted on 05/15/2018 4:17:49 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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