Wednesday, August 27, 2014
CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE GARRET GRAVES SUBPOENAED TO TESTIFY, PROVIDE ACCESS TO PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS
EXCERPT FROM LAPOLTICS WEEKLY
When Garret Graves, showed up for a debate Monday night in Central, he received more than just a few barbs from the opposition. He was served with papers asking him to testify in an ongoing lawsuit and to provide access to his personal communications, according to sources.
Fellow candidate and attorney Cassie Felder has filed a lawsuit against one of Grave's consultants, The Political Firm, for dumping her as a client and signing on with Graves. One of the firm's partners, during testimony, said they were recruited by Graves, which is how the candidate got pulled into the litigation. The firm is being sued for breaches of confidentiality and non-competition.
In an earlier interview, sources involved with the litigation said the discovery process "may get uncomfortable for some folks." From a purely political standpoint, taking part in a deposition or offering testimony under oath is not the most ideal activity for a candidate for any office, much less a high-profile congressional race.