WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Texas judge is hearing arguments to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that a prominent businessman improperly directed money to former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman.
The lawsuit alleges that Minnesota businessman Nasser Kazeminy had $75,000 sent to Coleman from Deep Marine Technology Inc. in the form of insurance payments made to a company employing Coleman’s wife, Laurie.
Coleman is not named as a party in the case. He and Kazeminy, who was a campaign donor, have denied any wrongdoing.
The case had been postponed pending a special investigation commissioned by Deep Marine’s board.
Minnesota Public Radio reported yesterday that the special litigation committee cleared Coleman of any wrongdoing.