the reader knows the accompanying article is going to be hilarious.
Mark St. Pierre's former corporate lawyers advised him he may have broken the law by treating his boss at City Hall to entertainment on a yacht, purchased largely to host biweekly poker parties, replete with strippers. But even after doling out that sober advice, the same attorneys continued to try to find ways to help St. Pierre and the city official go into business together.
Also, as Oyster points out, this story also tangentially involves the Ashley award. It's a veritable prize mine.