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Christine O'Donnell Wins Legal Battle With Former Campaign Aide

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A Delaware county judge ruled in favor of former GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell this week, finding that she didn't owe a former campaign aide supposed outstanding wages for work dating back to 2008.

Jonathan Moseley, a Virginia lawyer hired by O'Donnell to serve as treasurer of her failed 2008 campaign for Senate and again in 2011 as an attorney to deal with charges stemming from her unsuccessful 2010 Senate bid, sued the Tea Party-backed upstart earlier this year for around $18,000 in allegedly unpaid fees.

Moseley was paid $17,500 up front for his work in 2011, but said in his suit that O'Donnell still owed him $15,000 for his services. He also claimed that she had failed to pay him more than $3,200 for his work in 2008.

On Tuesday, a New Castle County judge found Moseley's claims didn't have merit.

The Associated Press reports:

But the judge said Moseley had agreed not to be paid for his 2008 work if that campaign didn't raise enough money and that O'Donnell satisfied the 2008 expense obligations with a partial payment of $700 to which Moseley agreed.

The judge also said Moseley failed to prove that O'Donnell breached a contract relating to the 2010 campaign.

Moseley responded in wake of the ruling, accusing O'Donnell of lying repeatedly on the witness stand and sitting on cash raised for her 2010 campaign instead of paying dues owed to her campaign workers.

In 2010, it was reported that O'Donnell had stockpiled hundreds of thousands of dollars of campaign cash to protect herself from campaign-related suits like the ones former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) had faced after resigning.

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