Former U.S. Rep. David Rivera has hired an attorney to defend him in a civil lawsuit brought by the Federal Election Commission.
Court records show Rivera retained Miami attorney Roy Kahn on Thursday. The FEC wants Rivera to pay $486,000 in penalties for failing to report at least $69,000 in secret cash he funneled to a ringer candidate in 2012.
Kahn said the defense will soon respond to the feds' July filing.
"Not a complicated case," he said. "Pretty simple."
Kahn is best known for his criminal defense work, but he insisted he's also been involved in civil litigation for the past 15 years.