Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Addiction of the Day
A former aide to Rep. Lloyd Doggett was sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty Tuesday to stealing $168,000 from the congressman's campaign.
Kristi Willis, 38, Doggett's former district director, worked in the Congressman's Austin office from 1998 to 2004.
Willis has a spending addiction due to a psychological problem and that she is seeking professional help, her attorney claims.
—AP and Capitol Hill Blue in "Congressional aide cops plea for campaign theft"
The poor and middle class of this country (let alone Texas!) are locked up for years for theft of a fraction of what Kristi Willis stole. But then they don't suffer from the curse of a spending addiction.