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McCollum lobbied for witness who hired Rentboy escort

In defending the state's gay adoption ban, Attorney General Bill McCollum personally lobbied then-DCF Secretary Bob Butterworth to hire expert witness George Reckers, who is now emboriled in an online gay prostitute scandal.

In a July 2007 letter to Butterworth, McCollum writes that his staff members "strongly recommend" Reckers as a witness. "They believe that this expert and his testimony are necessary to ensure a successful result in this case."

McCollum said yesterday, ""I wouldn’t do it again if I knew what I know today, but I didn't know that then and neither did anybody else."

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