So bribes under $12,000 aren't bribes?
Dianne Wilkerson is using the $12,000 gift-exemption tax clause as her defense. I didn't even know that 'personal fund-raising' had been apparently OK'd by the state's ethics commission. Wilkerson has two commission letters to prove it. ... What a can of worms this opens up. Prosecutors will probably nail Wilkerson anyway because of alleged links to her Beacon Hill duties. But think about future bribery, ethics and other cases. ... One assumes Richard Vitale's lawyers
are well aware of the exemption.