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ABC News producer uses corporate credit card to escape Denver jail

Jeremy Simon

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 “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?

See related: Bail yourself out of jail — with a credit card, Corporate card shenanigans — got some to share?

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  • Kay

    Totally agree that it’s a valid business expense! Just hope the ABC/Disney bean counters don’t give this guy a hassle over it.

  • George Zorbos

    It is fitting that these gestapo tactics were done at the behest of big donors to democrats. Dems like the clean image but they don’t live it – Just the opposite and if the truth stands in the way, just get rid of it (like Vince Foster).