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AO 1996-24



Superseded in part by AO 1997-12. Use of campaign funds for certain legal expenses.


Final opinion June 27, 1996
Date Name Document type
06/27/1996 AO 1996-24 Final Opinion
06/27/1996 Vote Votes
06/20/1996 Draft AO (OGC), Agenda Document No. 96-72 Draft Documents
05/13/1996 Request by Congressman Wester S. Cooley AO Request, Supplemental Material, and Extensions of Time


Role Name Type
Requestor Cooley, Wester S. Individual
Counsel/Representative Hagen, Dye, Hirschy & DiLorenzo, P.C Law Firm
Counsel/Representative DiLorenzo, Jr., John Individual