GEORGE RYAN ON TRIAL
Election funds went to relatives
Fawell says Ryan kin never did consulting
Fawell said he complained to Ryan that one director "was doing nothing" toward fundraising. But on another occasion, Fawell said he also expressed concern about another director who was "over the top" in her efforts to push staffers to sell the tickets.
Ryan "didn't disagree," Fawell said. "He just said work it out."
Fawell testified how after he moved to work full-time on Ryan's campaign for governor in 1998, he dressed down Glen Bower, his successor in the secretary of state's office, after Bower had complained about staffers doing political work on state time.
At a senior staff meeting he had called, Fawell said he berated Bower for 15 to 20 minutes.
"Bower said something about ghost payrolling," Fawell said.
Fawell said he retorted that Bower had regularly participated in political policy meetings while on state time "so you're not one to talk."
Haggling among the lawyers kept jurors out of the courtroom for extended periods and led U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer to report some complaining by the jury over the delays.
After a lengthy but unsuccessful protest from Ryan's lawyers, prosecutors were able to lay out nine trips that Fawell and Ryan took mostly to out-of-state sporting events, often with Warner.
But the judge held off on ruling on whether the government could detail how Ryan allegedly hid from Fawell how he had set aside about $500,000 in campaign funds as a nest egg in case he lost the governor's race in 1998.