John Ensign’s Parents Paid $96,000 To His Mistress
Ensign’s attorney, Paul Coggins, says each gift was limited to $12,000 and “complied with tax rules governing gifts.” This new revelation appears to be designed to head off questions about whether or not Ensign violated federal laws by failing to report what Doug Hampton called a severance package, worth $25,000, to his wife, Cynthia.
The revelations of the payoff came as the scandal – quiet for several weeks – blossomed anew as Doug Hampton, the husband of Ensign’s mistress Cynthia, told a Nevada television show this week that Ensign left his family in shambles by relentlessly pursuing his wife, even after writing a February 2008 letter purporting to break off the affair. The nine-month affair ended in August 2008 – some three months after the time both Hamptons left Ensign’s staff.
So, the affair went on even after Ensign’s letter to Mrs. Hampton saying they were doing what God didn’t intend for them to do and that He wanted their rightful spouses restored.Click here for reuse options!
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