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Pickering top recipient of WorldCom political funds
Gannett News Service ^ | June 28, 2002 | Ana Radelat

Posted on 06/28/2002 9:39:57 PM PDT by HAL9000

Edited on 05/07/2004 7:27:41 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON Rep. Chip Pickering of Mississippi was Congress' largest recipient of political money from WorldCom's political action committees, its employees and the company's top executives.

Since he first ran for Congress in 1996, the 3rd District Republican has received $83,750 in campaign contributions tied to the troubled company $41,000 from WorldCom PACs and $42,750 from its employees and executives, according to a report released Thursday by the Center for Responsive Politics.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: worldcom
WorldCom's contributions were nearly evenly split between Democrats and Republicans.

That's one of the usual patterns for a crooked company - playing both sides of the fence, covering all of the bases.

Another sign of a crooked company is when all of the contributions go to Democrats.

1 posted on 06/28/2002 9:39:57 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
"If they cooked the books, we should throw the book at whoever's responsible," he added.

And just who's gonna throw the book at you thieves?

2 posted on 06/28/2002 9:51:42 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: TomServo
Let's face it... D.C. is as crooked as a barrel of hoop snakes. Throw all the bums out and start over!
3 posted on 06/28/2002 10:35:55 PM PDT by Humidston
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To: Humidston
Let's face it... D.C. is as crooked as a barrel of hoop snakes. Throw all the bums out and start over!

Sure, why dont you run?

4 posted on 06/28/2002 10:43:46 PM PDT by woofie
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To: TomServo

5 posted on 06/28/2002 10:51:36 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000
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WorldCom also donated $1 million to the Trent Lott Leadership Institute at the University of Mississippi in 1999.

What for? Is it to teach up coming politicans this is how you don't lead? Did they donate to the Kennedy Institute of Ethics as well? I know it's a serious matter but who could take a place called the Trent Lott Leadership Institute serious? The namesake alone says Houston we have a problem.

6 posted on 06/28/2002 10:54:03 PM PDT by cva66snipe
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To: HAL9000
BIONDOLILLO, KATHY
11/8/00 $750.00
PARKLAND, FL 33076
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
WORLDCOM INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

BLUM, DEBORA
9/29/99 $250.00
BOCA RATON, FL 33433
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
WORLDCOM INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

BLUM, DEBORA
12/6/00 $250.00
BOCA RATON, FL 33486
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
WORLDCOM INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

BOSLEY, THOMAS
1/19/00 $1,500.00
IRVING, TX 75038
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
WORLDCOM INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

BOSLEY, THOMAS
1/13/99 $1,500.00
IRVING, TX 75038
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
MCI WORLDCOM, INC. POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

BUCHANAN, EVAN
11/15/99 $2,500.00
PHOENIX, AZ 85020
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
WORLDCOM INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

CANNADA, CHARLES
8/18/00 $4,000.00
JACKSON, MS 39211
WORLDCOM -[Contribution]
MISSISSIPPI REPUBLICAN PARTY

CARO, JODI
9/29/99 $500.00
NAPERVILLE, IL 60564
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
WORLDCOM INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

CHANG, HUNGCHUN
3/30/99 $300.00
CORAL SPRINGS, FL 33065
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
PETER DEUTSCH FOR CONGRESS

EBBERS, BERNARD
8/29/00 $1,000.00
CLINTON, MS 39056
WORLDCOM -[Contribution]
PICKERING FOR CONGRESS

EBBERS, BERNARD J
10/24/00 $7,500.00
CLINTON, MS 39056
WORLDCOM -[Contribution]
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE - RNC

EBBERS, BERNARD J
3/25/99 $1,000.00
JACKSON, MS 39225
WORLDCOM -[Contribution]
MARKEY FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE

EBBERS, BERNARD J MRS
10/24/00 $7,500.00
CLINTON, MS 39056
WORLDCOM -[Contribution]
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE - RNC

FRUCHTERMAN, RICHARD L III
8/29/00 $1,000.00
ANNANDALE, VA 22003
WORLDCOM -[Contribution]
PICKERING FOR CONGRESS

Gilbert, Paul D.
7/2/00 $250.00
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
WorldCom/Software Engineer -[Contribution]
HARRY BROWNE FOR PRESIDENT INC

HAMILTON, C SCOTT
9/12/00 $1,000.00
RIDGELAND, MS 39157
WORLDCOM -[Contribution]
PICKERING FOR CONGRESS

HEITMANN, RICHARD
10/20/99 $800.00
MADISON, MS 39110
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
WORLDCOM INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

HEITMANN, RICHARD J
7/19/00 $1,000.00
MADISON, MS 39110
WORLDCOM -[Contribution]
PICKERING FOR CONGRESS

HESSAMI, SULEIMAN
6/29/00 $250.00
ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
WORLDCOM COMMUNICATIONS -[Contribution]
FRIENDS OF CONNIE MORELLA FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE

JOHNSON, LARRY
1/19/00 $1,000.00
VIENNA, VA 22182
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
WORLDCOM INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

KAMPWIRTH, THOMAS
9/29/99 $300.00
NAPERVILLE, IL 60565
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
WORLDCOM INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

KISTENMACHER, KAREN
9/29/99 $400.00
BROKEN ARROW, OK 74012
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
WORLDCOM INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

KNELL, PHILIP D
8/19/00 $250.00
WORLDCOM -[Contribution]
LAZIO 2000 INC

MAYER, SUSAN
7/29/00 $250.00
POTOMAC, MD 20854
WORLDCOM VENTURE FUND -[Contribution]
TERRY LIERMAN FOR CONGRESS

MCADAMS, LISA
9/29/99 $1,000.00
MADISON, MS 39110
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
WORLDCOM INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

McNeill, Bryan W. Mr.
10/17/00 $1,000.00
Dallas, TX 75252
WorldCom/Engineer -[Contribution]
BUSH-CHENEY 2000 COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE INC

O'NEIL, THOMAS F III
6/28/00 $500.00
WASHINGTON, DC 21212
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
LAZIO 2000 INC

PELLETT, CLARK
8/8/00 $500.00
CHICAGO, IL 60611
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
GREENWOOD FOR CONGRESS

PELLETT, CLARK
10/24/00 $2,500.00
CHICAGO, IL 60611
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY

PETH, STEPHEN
9/29/99 $500.00
BETHESDA, MD 20817
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
WORLDCOM INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

PRINZI, CARDI M
3/20/00 $1,000.00
LAFAYETTE, CA 94549
WORLDCOM -[Contribution]
ELLEN TAUSCHER FOR CONGRESS

RUSSELL, VIRGINIA C
9/8/00 $2,000.00
RESTON, VA 20191
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE

Sciacca, Anthony J. Mr. Jr.
10/3/00 $2,000.00
Gurnee, IL 60031
Worldcom/Executive -[Contribution]
BUSH-CHENEY 2000 COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE INC

SHULL, DANIEL
9/29/99 $250.00
OMAHA, NE 68118
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
WORLDCOM INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

SIDGMORE, JOHN
7/18/00 $19,000.00
POTOMAC, MD 20854
WORLDCOM -[Contribution]
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE

SPEAR, SUSAN
9/5/00 $500.00
MAHOPAC, NY 10541
WORLDCOM -[Contribution]
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE

SULLIVAN, SCOTT
8/9/00 $1,000.00
BOCA RATON, FL 33433
WORLDCOM -[Contribution]
PICKERING FOR CONGRESS

THOMAS, TERESA
9/29/99 $300.00
BEAUMONT, TX 77707
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
WORLDCOM INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

WARREN, BROOKS
9/29/99 $250.00
BROOKHAVEN, MS 39601
WORLDCOM INC -[Contribution]
WORLDCOM INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

WEISS, ALAN M
6/13/00 $1,000.00
BERKELEY, CA 94707
WORLDCOM -[Contribution]
NEW YORK SENATE 2000

YUE, ALAN
11/15/99 $250.00
LEESBURG, VA 20175
WORLDCOMP/GRAPHIC DESIGNER -[Contribution]
LAROUCHE'S COMMITTEE FOR A NEW BRETTON WOODS

ZAPATKA, STEPHEN
6/13/00 $369.00
PHOENIX, AZ 85032
WORLDCOM -[Contribution]
LIBERTARIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE INC

7 posted on 06/29/2002 8:54:04 PM PDT by Fracas
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To: cva66snipe
WorldCom also donated $1 million to the Trent Lott Leadership Institute at the University of Mississippi in 1999.

I think there's a typo in that sentence.

They gave $1 million to the Trent Lott Cheerleading Institute at the U of M in 1999.

Trent's penchant for dressing up like a cheerleader is well known.

8 posted on 06/29/2002 8:57:07 PM PDT by usconservative
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