MINNESOTA: Per the Star Tribune, "The former finance chief of a Texas company controlled by Nasser Kazeminy, a close friend of former Sen. Norm Coleman, said in a deposition last week that Kazeminy ordered $100,000 in fees be paid to a Minneapolis insurance agency where Coleman's wife was employed. B.J. Thomas, who was chief financial officer of Deep Marine Technology Inc., said that $75,000 of that sum was paid to Hays Companies even though he saw no evidence of Deep Marine receiving any consulting services from Hays."
The article also notes this: "In the deposition, Thomas recounted a March 2007 telephone conversation in which Kazeminy purportedly lamented the amount of money Coleman was paid as a senator. According to the transcript, Thomas was asked, 'In that conversation that you had with Mr. Kazeminy, did he tell you, quote, United States senators don't make sh&%, close quote? Or words to that effect?' Thomas answered: 'Yes, sir.''"