Welcome, Con MP Mark Adler, to the wonderful world of Harper's Perps with Perks.
Mr. Adler is seen here on the other side of Steve from his old friend, convicted money launderer Nathan Jacobson, who fronted Adler $114,000 for a business venture but then wanted it repaid. Nuh uh uh, countered Adler when Jacobson sued him for it in 2011 - it had been a gift, "a friendly gesture" and he wasn't giving it back. Given the awful optics of Jacobson having just been arrested for being on the lam from US authorities while hanging out with his new Con buddies Jason Kenney and John Baird, Nigel Wright stepped in and pressured Adler into settling up.
But all's well that ends well, right? Nigel Wright went on to buy off Mike Duffy for $90K, Jacobson went back to the states to try to rescind his 2008 guilty plea for internet racketeering, and Mark Adler went off to Israel with Steve where he made a public fool of himself pleading for a re-election "million dollar shot" with Steve at the sacred Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Ok, there was also that bit of bother last week about Adler having to return money he'd solicited from lobbyists registered to lobby the Dept of Finance who he'd held meetings with in connection to his official work on the finance committee, but let's not ruin the symmetry.
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