ABC News producer uses corporate credit card to escape Denver jail
An ABC News producer arrested earlier this week outside the Democratic National Convention found the fastest route to freedom was through his corprorate credit card.
While thousands of delegates were in town to select Barack Obama as the Democratic party’s official candidate for president, the ABC News investigative unit’s Asa Eslocker was arrested by Denver police for “trying to film high-rolling VIP Democrats at a private shindig,” according to Jossip.com. “Even though Eslocker apparently used a corporate credit card to release himself on bail, everyone at ABC is just shaking their head and chuckling.”
That certainly seems to be the reaction of ABC news anchor Charlie Gibson. “We got a kick out of the fact he swiped his corporate credit card to put up the five hundred” dollar bail, Gibson says in his blog.
Funny or not, Eslocker’s use of his corporate card makes sense to me: If he was arrested while fulfilling his duties for ABC News, wouldn’t his bail be considered a legitimate corporate expense?
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