Martin has also campaigned for TN Republican Congressman Zach Wamp and had donated more than $75,000 to GOP candidates and committees by 2002. Martin has been a friend of Thompson's for more than 10 years, I find it difficult to believe he had no inkling of Martin's past criminal convictions.
Hillary gave back more than $800,000 raised by Norman Hsu, one of her top bundlers, after newspapers disclosed that he had been convicted of fraud.
Let's see what Thompson does. Doesn't matter, he has no chance anyway.
Martin entered a plea of guilty to the sale of 11 pounds of marijuana in 1979; the court withheld judgment pending completion of his probation. He was charged in 1983 with violating his probation and with multiple counts of felony bookmaking, cocaine trafficking and conspiracy. He pleaded no contest to the cocaine-trafficking and conspiracy charges, which stemmed from a plan to sell $30,000 worth of the drug, and was continued on probation.