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Disgraced former Rep. Blake Farenthold gets lobbying job, won’t repay $84K settlement

Disgraced former Rep. Blake Farenthold gets lobbying job, won’t repay $84K settlement


Former Rep. Blake Farenthold, the disgraced Texas Republican who resigned last month in the aftermath of a sexual harassment settlement, has secured his next paid gig – as a government lobbyist. But even though he’s going to be raking in a reported six-figure salary, Farenthold told ABC News that he has no intention of repaying an $84,000 sexual harassment settlement funded by taxpayers.

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