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Congressman Chaka Fattah Indicted

Looks like another member of Congress is getting ready to join the Orange Jumpsuited Politician Group!

Rep. Chaka Fattah Indicted On Corruption Charges

WASHINGTON — Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Penn.) was indicted on federal corruption charges on Wednesday in connection with fraud around his unsuccessful 2007 campaign for mayor of Philadelphia.

In a 29-count indictment, federal prosecutors charged that Fattah and his associates were part of a racketeering conspiracy that involved “several schemes” intended to further their “political and financial interests.”

Prosecutors said Fattah, who was elected to Congress in 1994, and four associates were involved in a scheme to borrow $1 million from a wealthy donor, disguising it as a loan to a consulting company. After losing the election, Fattah reportedly returned $400,000 in unused campaign funds to the donor, then engaged in a series of maneuvers — including the misuse of federal grant funds — to repay the outstanding $600,000.

In addition, the indictment alleges a number of improper dealings between Fattah and Herbert Vederman, a lobbyist and a former deputy mayor of Philadelphia who served as the finance director for Fattah’s mayoral campaign. Vederman continued to serve in that capacity until at least 2011 as he negotiated the campaign’s outstanding debts, according to the indictment.

Fattah allegedly accepted payments and other things of value from Vederman while doing him a number of personal and political favors. The congressman offered a job to Vederman’s girlfriend, the prosecutors say, and at another point signed and hand-delivered a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to give Vederman an ambassadorship.

Fattah and his wife, Renee Chenault Fattah, also allegedly used bribery proceeds to “close on a vacation home” in the Poconos by falsely disguising an $18,000 payment on the home as a sale of their Porsche to Vederman.

The indictment also alleges that Fattah used campaign funds to pay for his and his wife’s personal expenses, as well as his son’s student loans…More...

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2015 in Orange Jumsuit Politicians

 

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Obama Administration Chickens Out, And Bows Down to Thugs Again

More chickenshit from the Administration with no cajones…

No Criminal Charges in Firing of US Attorneys

The Bush administration’s Justice Department didn’t commit any crimes when it fired nine federal attorneys in 2006, a two-year investigation has concluded. The internal report removes the possibility that former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who resigned in part because of the controversy, will face prosecution. The report did fault him for making misleading statements.

Investigators looked into whether the Bush administration improperly dismissed nine US attorneys, and in particular New Mexico’s David Iglesias, who said the firings were politically motivated. “Evidence did not demonstrate that any prosecutable criminal offense was committed with regard to the removal of David Iglesias,” the Justice Department said in a letter to lawmakers. “The investigative team also determined that the evidence did not warrant expanding the scope of the investigation beyond the removal of Iglesias.”

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2010 in Stupid Democrat Tricks

 

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Clyburn Calls for Criminal Investigation Into SC Phantom Candidate

Two things are fishy about Alving Greene’s candidacy. How did an unemployed guy who was so broke he had to live with his parents come up with the $10,000 registration fee? And, where did those 100,000 votes magically appear from?

I think the problem here is a lot deeper than just the money, and places in question the validity of South Carolina elections, perhaps going back decades.

Time to take a real hard look at what is going on in South Carolina.

Alvin Greene - Fish or Fowl?

Clyburn says S.C. Dem Senate candidate a ‘plant;’ calls for probe

The man nominated as Democrats’ candidate for Senate in South Carolina might have been a “plant,” a high-ranking Democrat suggested Thursday.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) called for in South Carolina to investigate the circumstances that led to Alvin Greene winning the Democratic Senate primary in his state earlier this week.

“There were some real shenanigans going on in the South Carolina primary,” Clyburn said during an appearance on the liberal Bill Press radio show. “I don’t know if he was a Republican plant; he was someone’s plant.”

The third-ranking House Democrat said he found it strange that Greene, a relative unknown prior to Tuesday, was able to produce the money to register and run for Senate despite being unemployed.

Greene allegedly tried to pay the registation fee in cash, and Clyburn said he wondered whether an outside party might have funded both the fee and Greene’s campaign, in violation of federal campaign finance laws.

Despite having no real campaign or prior political support in the state, Greene won the primary to face Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) this fall with nearly 59 percent of the vote — almost 100,000 votes.

The South Carolina Democratic Party called on Greene on Wednesday to drop out of the race after The Associated Press reported that the candidate is facing felony charges for having allegedly displayed pornographic images to a college student.

Adding to the pressure on Greene was Clyburn’s call for a probe to look at the possibility that an outside party might have funded Greene’s campaign beyond legally permissible limits, and without having disclosed the source of those payments. He also called on the U.S. attorney in the state to investigate Greene’s alleged felony.

“I would hope the U.S. attorney down there would look at this,” Clyburn said about Greene’s qualifications for the ballot, also pointing to Greene’s having allegedly tried to pay the fee to run for Senate in cash, despite being unemployed.

“I think there’s some federal laws being violated in this race, but I think some shenanigans are going on in South Carolina,” Clyburn explained. “Somebody gave him that $10,000 and he who took it should be investigated, and he who gave it should be investigated.”

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2010 in American Greed, Great American Rip-Off

 

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