Rep. Foley's Replacement Tim Mahoney (D-FL) Already Caught Up in His Own Sex Scandal
On September 18th, 2008– The Palm Beach Post reported that disgraced former District 16-FL Congressman Mark Foley would not face charges for his involvement in a Congressional page scandal.
The Post reported that the house Mahoney lists as his primary residence and the address he uses on his voter registration card are not the same. The address on his voter I.D. is listed as a barn inside the district, the address he claims as his primary residence is outside the district. This is unusual in that it doesn’t look good to his constituents that he doesn’t live in the district he represents. However, it is apparently legal.
The Palm Beach Post reported:
Mahoney is the second local (democratic) congressman to come under fire over his residency in recent months. In July, Democratic U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler was criticized for owning a house in Maryland while declaring Florida residency at his in-laws’ house west of Delray Beach. While maintaining he did nothing wrong, Wexler rented an apartment west of Boca Raton to quell the uproar.
Now there’s news of a sex scandal…
Apparently, Rep. Mahoney is caught up in his own sex scandal:
The discrepancies in where Mahoney claims his primary residence and the address listed on his voter I.D. card (a barn) are supposedly due to the fact that Mahoney and his wife no longer share the same address.
Apparently, Tim Mahoney, through one of his consultants, has paid a former staffer, Trish Allen, $250,000 in hush money to keep a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by Mrs. Allen against Congressman Mahoney from the public view.
This is the reason for the conflicting addresses.
Mrs. Allen has already sat down with her family and explained to them that there was a good possibility that this may be made public and to be prepared.
UPDATE– There is a BIG-BIG-BIG Update on this story developing!
UPDATE: (October 13) The story broke into the MSM today.