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Coleman hires lawyer, but not for recount

Even if Norm Coleman prevails in his recount with Al Franken, will he be dogged by an federal investigation into his ethics?

The Minnesota Star-Tribune reports that Coleman, his wife Laurie, her employer and multi-millionaire Coleman friend Nasser Kazeminy have hired high-powered lawyers to represent them in what is currently a preliminary FBI investigation. Kazeminy allegedly funneled payments to Coleman through his wife’s employer, believing that Coleman didn’t make enough money as a senator, according to two lawsuits which have been filed in the state.

As for late Tuesday afternoon, Coleman was up by 188 votes, as the state canvassing board reviewed challenged ballots.

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