Monday, June 15, 2009
Jackie Clegg Dodd Rakes In Big Bucks
From Ties To Healthcare Industry
Now we learn that Jackie Dodd was also paid handsomely from her ties to the health care industry. The Boston Globe:
The wife of Senator Chris Dodd, who is in charge of writing the Senate's bill, sits on the boards of four healthcare companies.
Jackie Clegg Dodd, wife of the Connecticut Democrat, sits on the boards of Javelin Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cardiome Pharma Corp., Brookdale Senior Living, and Pear Tree Pharmaceuticals, according to a financial disclosure report released yesterday.
Other publicly available documents show that Jackie Dodd last year was one of the most highly compensated non-employee members of the Javelin Pharmaceuticals Inc. board, on which she has served since 2004. She earned $32,000 in fees and $109,587 in stock option awards last year, according to the company's SEC filings.
She earned $79,063 in fees from Cardiome in its last fiscal year, while Brookdale Senior Living gave her $122,231 in stock awards in 2008, their SEC filings show. She earned no income from her post as a director for Pear Tree Pharmaceuticals but holds up to $15,000 in stock in Pear Tree, which describes itself as focusing on the needs of aging women.
"It's offensive to my wife that you be even talking about it," he told "FOX News Sunday."
Jackie Clegg Dodd. Professional Whore.
Uh, not that kind of whore.
It seems the poor, working-class Dodd's just can't get a fair break. They recently under-reported the value of their "cottage" on financial disclosure forms. The Courant:
Dodd's Irish Cottage: Was $190,000. Now $658,000
A new appraisal of the Irish cottage owned by Sen. Christopher Dodd concludes that it is worth about three times as much as Dodd has been reporting on his financial disclosure forms.
The new value of the cottage, located on Inishnee in Galway County, is $658,000, according to Dodd's 2008 financial disclosure form released today.
Dodd has been criticized for low-balling the worth of the cottage in his disclosure forms. Questions also have been raised about his original purchase of the cottage with a Kansas City businessman William Kessinger, who he met through long-time campaign contributor Edward Downe.
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