"Where are my campaign contributions," asked Mendacious Mayor? "Here is $18,000 I've funneled through my family despite only making $30,000/yr," said her aide, Gary.
"I've been indicted for making illegal campaign contributions, what am I gonna do? I can't afford a lawyer on my city hall salary" asked Gary. "We can arrange for a high priced lawyer to defend you pro bono and get a slap on the wrist " Mayor replied. "Great!" exclaimed Gary.
So I only got probation, but I guess I should resign because I literally pled guilty to subverting the democratic process to help you win.
Haha. No, stay! I owe you big time! No one is going to remember you still work for me at City taxpayer expense!