Albert Granier III, who donated $500 to The Friends of Charlie Tygard, pled guilty today to federal charges and he admitted gaining unauthorized access to a computer used in the conduct of his earlier business dealings with the state.
According to Charlie Tygard's financial disclosure records, Mr. Granier donated $250 to the Tygard Campaign in the cycle between August 2005 and January 2006; he also donated $250 to the campaign in the cycle between July 2006 and January 2007. The Tygard Campaign accepted both Granier donations after word of the investigation and indictment were made public.
It is bad enough that The Friends of Charlie Tygard accepted that money under those conditions, but now that Mr. Granier unequivocally pled guilty to unlawful conduct, is at-Large Candidate Tygard going to return the $500 donation? He should.