Brent Wilkes

Wilkes' 13

Pity the process server: thirteen House members were subpoenaed today in connection with the trial of defense contractor Brent Wilkes (the same gentleman whose bribes helped put former Rep. Duke Cunningham behind bars). Several names on the list of thirteen, who are teaming up to fight the subpoena, will be familiar to regular readers of this page.

DeLay's Wilkes Problem

Defense contractor Brent Wilkes didn't just bribe former Rep. Duke Cunningham with gifts and prostitutes. He courted then-Majority Leader Tom DeLay like nobody's business.