Seriously. How else can you explain this?
Former Rep. Bob Ney kept his wife on his congressional campaign payroll through the end of last year, even though he dropped out of the race in early August, a report filed yesterday shows.
Elizabeth Ney was one of several campaign staff members who received paychecks in August, according to a Federal Elections Commission report.
But she was the lone recipient of a campaign salary through the rest of the year, getting about $850 every two weeks. Since the end of August, Mrs. Ney has been paid more than $6,800, according to her husband?s report.
You’ve already pled guilty to corruption charges, and you continue to pay a salary to a family member on a campaign that’s already ended? Either he honestly doesn’t realize how terrible that sounds, or he just stopped caring.