They have now hired attorneys Rebekah J. Poston and John Reilly, both partners at Squire Patton Boggs LLP.
Why is this a Capt. Louis Renault moment?
Last year Venezuela’s government-owned PDVSA’s subsidiary CITGO paid Squire Patton Boggs over $1.7 million for lobbying to Congress on its behalf.
“I am shocked, shocked!” that the Floreses would hire them.
I’d actually be shocked if the money did not come from PDVSA in some form or another.
[If the law firm’s name sounds familiar, Patton Boggs was involved in the Chevron/Ecuador case prior to its merger with Squires Sanders.]