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Councilor Turner convicted on all counts in corruption case
Boston.com ^ | Oct 29, 2010 | Jonathan Saltzman

Posted on 10/29/2010 1:03:22 PM PDT by Sparky1776

Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner was convicted today in a federal court in Boston on charges that he pocketed a $1,000 bribe in his district office in 2007 and later lied about it to federal agents who were interviewing him.

A US District Court jury delivered its verdict this afternoon, just a few hours into its first full day of deliberations, finding Turner guilty of attempted extortion and providing false statements to FBI agents.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: agents; boston; bribe; chucksuperflyturner; chuckturner; convicted; corruption; councilor; counts; fbi; federal; lied
Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner (Democrat) was convicted..............
1 posted on 10/29/2010 1:03:25 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: A_Cougar; acapesket; Andy'smom; balls; bitt; C210N; CatQuilt; Celtic Cross; cmj328; DNME; ...

Massachusetts Democrat Hunting Season Ping!

(((!)))


2 posted on 10/29/2010 1:05:55 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776

It sucks when this happens... But it does unfortunately happen, even here.

Hopefully, he has a son or daughter that will be on the next ballot.


3 posted on 10/29/2010 1:08:25 PM PDT by mmercier ( same as it ever was)
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To: Sparky1776

It sucks when this happens... But it does unfortunately happen, even here.

Hopefully, he has a son or daughter that will be on the next ballot.


4 posted on 10/29/2010 1:08:33 PM PDT by mmercier ( same as it ever was)
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To: mmercier
Turner Busted ! So true!
5 posted on 10/29/2010 1:10:30 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776

Good.


6 posted on 10/29/2010 1:14:57 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Sparky1776
His impassioned pleas of innocence, with television cameras rolling, had me believing that "da man" set him up just to take a bro' down.

How could I have been so gullible to fall for that?

7 posted on 10/29/2010 1:15:34 PM PDT by Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness
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To: Sparky1776

A thousand bucks?

Not only is he corrupt, he is cheap.


8 posted on 10/29/2010 1:19:48 PM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: Sparky1776

How did this guy get elected? Did anyone ever meet him? He’s scary looking.


9 posted on 10/29/2010 1:20:50 PM PDT by mia
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To: Sparky1776

No mention of party in title, subtitle, first sentence, or first paragraph...therefore its a democrat.


10 posted on 10/29/2010 1:24:13 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Sparky1776

Cheech Marin?


11 posted on 10/29/2010 1:26:02 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: Sparky1776
Here's a transcript of the video at the site:

Just after 2:15 Friday afternoon, word from Boston federal court reports that Boston city councellor Chuck Turner has been convicted on four federal corruption counts: attempted extortion, three counts of making false statements to the FBI. The 70-year-old Turner, accused in connection with a cash payoff August 3rd, 2007 in his district office, that money from an FBI informant ahh... who ehh... Ronald Wilburn, a businessman who was seeking help with a liquor license. The federal court jury reportedly convicting Turner on four corruption counts attempted extortion and three counts of making false statements. Our Brad Puffer will have more starting at four o'clock this afternoon, live from the federal courthouse in Boston. Again Boston City Councellor Chuck Turner reportedly convicted on federal corruption charges, four counts here, one of attempted extortion, three counts of making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This media outlet apparently didn't think Mr. Turner's political party affiliation was worth mentioning. The name of his political party is also not mentioned, even one time, in the accompanying print story, which is almost 1400 words long.

I'm sure they would have done the same if he'd been a Republican.

12 posted on 10/29/2010 1:27:01 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Sparky1776

Chuckie superfly turner, guilty, LMAO, I bet he didn’t see that coming, LMAO, any bets on how much (if any) time he’ll serve? I’m guessing NONE!


13 posted on 10/29/2010 1:28:32 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Sparky1776

Ah, Diversity! The only white faces in the picture are two TV broadcast guys. Turner illustrates the ongoing black racism against whites and Asians.

14 posted on 10/29/2010 1:32:48 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: agere_contra

We all thought Monica Conyers was such an idiot for only asking for $6K in bribes, but this guy has her beat!


15 posted on 10/29/2010 1:39:52 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: rockabyebaby

Notice the name of the courthouse from his arraignment, the irony of it all!


16 posted on 10/29/2010 1:45:55 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776
Notice the name of the courthouse from his arraignment, the irony of it all!

Sorry, what do you mean?

17 posted on 10/29/2010 1:54:28 PM PDT by mwilli20 (BO. Making communists proud all over the world.)
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To: Sparky1776

Against attorney advice he took the stand and sunk himself when he admitted that he only took 200.00 and he didn’t do anything for it.


18 posted on 10/29/2010 2:00:57 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Sparky1776

LMAO, hope it’s an omen and ALL dems are going down! AND that racist (chuckie’s word)attorney Mike Sullivan wasn’t wrong after all eh Chuckie?? Betcha Moakley and dead ted are rolling in their graves!


19 posted on 10/29/2010 2:08:35 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: pabianice
Is that Dave Chappelle in the background with the yellow shirt??


20 posted on 10/29/2010 2:10:16 PM PDT by cdnerds (Now part of the conservative underground,)
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To: agere_contra

He was likely getting a thousand bucks a day and more on a pretty regular schedule.

The most interesting aspect of the entire episode is the absolute stupidity of the man.

He was caught red handed and he had no place else to go.

Take it to Court and roll the dice for that one in a million chance that some Juror will stymie the process.

Not!


21 posted on 10/29/2010 2:15:14 PM PDT by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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To: icwhatudo

Party affiliation not mentioned anywhere in the entire article (imagine that). According to Wiki Councilor Turner is a member of the Green-Rainbow Party Massachusetts affiliate of the national Green Party. I guess he had a weakness for the green stuff all right.


22 posted on 10/29/2010 2:37:10 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: mwilli20

Moakley was another 30+ year career machine politician who only left office because he died.


23 posted on 10/29/2010 2:48:45 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: cdnerds

I think you’re right!


24 posted on 10/29/2010 2:49:24 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776

He deserves jail time for his 2004 news conference where he displayed photos purported to be of US solders raping Iraqi women. Of course the photos were a hoax, but the Boston Globe covered Turner’s conference.

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/05/14/a_series_of_errors_on_lewd_images/


25 posted on 10/29/2010 4:53:56 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: Sparky1776
What was he thinking? This is how it's done...
pic of Wilkerson
http://bostonist.com/attachments/rickbang/wilkerson.jpg

and still no conviction (thanks Martha Coakley)

26 posted on 10/29/2010 4:56:46 PM PDT by small farm girl
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To: Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness

*chuckle*


27 posted on 10/29/2010 6:07:34 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: agere_contra

His Lawyer stated in closing arguments that Turner only kept 200.00 dollars and the guy who bribed him kept the other 800.00. With a defense attorney like that who needs a prosecutor.


28 posted on 10/29/2010 7:50:02 PM PDT by Rekless01
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To: LibFreeOrDie

The Globe reputedly lost over 3,000 subscribers (including me) due to that stunt. The reporterette told her editor that she did not think the photos were authentic, but he went ahead and published clearly indecent photos in early editions. The Globe, imho, acted with actual malice.

I had been pretty much fed up with the Globe for years, but that incident made me shake off my lethargy.


29 posted on 10/30/2010 11:43:23 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (If not Boston, then Texas. Go Rangers!)
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