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  • Brent Furer

    Brent Furer, a longtime aide to Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, pleaded guilty in 2008 to charges stemming from a knife-wielding altercation with an ex- girlfriend. Brent Furer, who has been assigned by the senator to oversee women's issues, has had repeated brushes with the law dating back to the 1990s, an ABC News investigation has found. He is seen here in Washington, D.C.
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  • Brent Furer

    Furer is seen here in a May 2003 mug shot from East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Police chased Furer's swerving vehicle, and saw what they believed to be Furer and a female passenger fighting as the car crossed back and forth over the center lane divider, according to the arrest report. Furer kept driving after the woman exited the vehicle and was eventually pulled over. The arrest report says his blood alcohol measured .132, and noted that Furer was "very verbally abusive towards the police."
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  • Brent Furer

    According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Nicolia Demopoulos told Washington, D.C. police that on January 12, 2008, Brent Furer attacked her inside his apartment after becoming angry when she wanted to leave. She claimed he broke her blackberry, stabbed her in the left hand and "grabbed an unknown object and placed it underneath the left part of her neck."
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    Demopoulos told police that Furer had covered her mouth with his hand, pushed her onto the bed and held her down. Demopoulos claimed that Furer asked her, "Do you want to die?," and that she had to tell Furer she would not call the police before she could leave his apartment. According to the affidavit, "complainant suffered a laceration to her chin and cuts to the left hand" and received eight stitches to her chin at a local hospital.
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  • Brent Furer

    Brent Furer pleaded guilty to obstructing a report to the police, destruction of property and threatening Nicolia Demopoulos in connection with the January 12, 2008 incident. Charges of attempted assault and possession of a knife were dismissed.
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  • Brent Furer

    Neither Brent Furer nor Sen. David Vitter responded to requests for comment from ABC News. As of June 23, 2010, Furer was still working for Vitter.
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