Exactly 1 week ago someone left a comment on the blog saying that Senate candidate Mike Coogan was involved in case in Superior Court…
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The Sign":
not sure if you guys heard about coogan in fall river superior court. Apparently he is charged with defrauding a female customer of a bank whos board he is a member of.
Because I couldn't verify the accuracy of the comment I deleted it. This didn't stop other comments from showing emphatically stating that Coogan was involved in a court case. It was pretty obvious that there was a certain taint to these comments and that they were not intended to help Mr. Coogan's campaign. Two days later the story breaks in the Herald News: State Senate hopeful Coogan cleared in civil lawsuit
You can read the specifics in the Herald News article but the bottom line is a customer hired Coogan's construction company to do a job. He started the job, she changed her mind and he kept the deposit. The court sided with him that he was in the right to do so. Gee that doesn't seem as ominous as my comentors would have had me believe. Defrauding sounds so sinister but shed a little light on it and it looks so different when it's not in the dark. It's amazing what a little mudslinging can achieve, and it's just wrong.
Personally it's tough enough to figure out who to vote for on Election Day without someone trying to mislead you into thinking the worst.