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  • Almost every official of small Texas city is arrested in federal corruption probe 'for accepting bri

    02/09/2016 1:26:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 8, 2015 | AP
    Almost every top official in a remote South Texas city was arrested on Thursday under a detailed federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes from contractors and sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator nicknamed Mr T. Crystal City's mayor, city manager, mayor pro tempore, one of three current councilmen and a former councilman were all arrested under an indictment obtained by the U.S. attorney's office in San Antonio, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney said. A second councilman is already charged in a separate case with smuggling Mexican immigrants. That leaves just one councilman not facing...
  • Penn Judge Suspended Over X-Rated Emails

    10/22/2014 11:17:02 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | October 21, 2014 | LANA MORELLI
    (CN) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended Justice Seamus McCaffrey on Monday amid allegations that he sent or received hundreds of pornographic emails over a four-year period. In its order, the court cited a "compelling and immediate need to protect and preserve" the integrity of state's courts. Although McCaffrey has been suspended, with pay, on only an "interim basis," the justices also ordered the state's Judicial Conduct Board to determine within 30 days if there is probably cause to file formal judicial misconduct charges against the 64-year-old judge. According to published reports, the emails, which evidently were exchanged with members...
  • Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

    07/09/2014 8:27:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 76 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7-9-14 | Campbell Robertson
    NEW ORLEANS — C. Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans who was convicted in February on corruption charges, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday in federal court in New Orleans. Mr. Nagin was found guilty in February on 20 counts, most relating to kickbacks from contractors looking for city work. The sentence was imposed by Judge Ginger Berrigan of United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Mr. Nagin, a Democrat, was arrested in January 2013, nearly three years after he left office. He was charged with taking kickbacks in the form of...
  • Estrada Pleads Guilty in Gov. Martinez's Hacked Email Case

    06/16/2014 5:56:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 6/16 | Kristen Garcia
    Jamie Estrada, 41, of Los Lunas, N.M., pleaded guilty Monday to the unlawful interception of electronic communications and false statement charges arising out of the unlawful interception of wire communications intended for others, including New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and members of her staff. Estrada briefly served as campaign manager in 2009, as Martinez was beginning her bid for governor. The Republican won election in 2010 and took office in January 2011. “Each and every one of us has a right and an expectation of privacy in our electronic communications, including our emails, and those who violate the law by...
  • Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin asks judge to go easy on sentencing

    06/13/2014 6:32:46 PM PDT · by topher · 33 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | By Robert McClendon
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is asking for leniency ahead of his July 2 sentencing. New court filings say Nagin is looking at a minimum of 20 years in prison, based on federal sentencing guidelines. That's a "virtual life sentence" for the 58-year-old former two-term mayor, defense attorney Robert Jenkins wrote in a Friday filing to U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan asking her to hand down a lighter term.
  • Man pleads guilty in Texas to voting twice, also in Minnesota, Facebook posting led to charge

    06/04/2014 10:05:54 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    MPLS Star & SIckle ^ | 6-4-14 | AP
    GALVESTON, Texas — A man who voted absentee in Texas and Minnesota during the 2012 general election then touted his bogus balloting on Facebook has pleaded guilty. A judge in Galveston on Tuesday fined Richard Alan Collier $4,000 after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor violation of Texas election law. Collier, who pleaded guilty to attempt to commit illegal voting, claimed residence in both states when seeking absentee ballots for the November 2012 election. Authorities say Collier then voted in Anoka (uh-NOH'-kuh) County, Minnesota, and in Galveston County. Prosecutors in Galveston say a tip that Collier posted a Facebook message...
  • FBI: Suspect wanted after agents search for explosives in S.F.[no ricin]

    06/01/2014 4:10:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Sunday, June 1, 2014 | Evan Sernoffsky
    FBI spokesman Peter Lee said agents did not know if suspect Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II, 42, is carrying explosives, but he is considered armed and dangerous. Chamberlain is likely driving a white Nissan Altima with either California or Texas license plates 7FQY085 and BX9M042 respectively, Lee said. Chamberlain is 6-foot-3 and weighs 223 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, Lee said. Authorities said anyone who encounters him should call 911 rather than approach him. Lee said agents believe Chamberlain was acting alone. Authorities declined to describe the type...
  • Jared Polis — a pro-pot, video-game playing congressman — tries to win over his party

    05/28/2014 11:33:02 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2014 | Ben Terris
    Rep. Jared Polis will gladly visit a marijuana dispensary in his home state of Colorado. He’ll stand in a fluorescent-lit room with hundreds of skunky plants, discuss the different types of high someone gets from Willie’s Wonder versus Super Lemon Haze (one’s a “creative upper,” the other “uplifting and euphoric”) and ruminate on the local ban on edibles. Just don’t try to take his picture in the grow room. “It’s like, that could go viral,” Polis says, leaving Choice Organics in Fort Collins. “I don’t shy away from the issue; we talk about it, whatever. But the problem is, we...
  • Northwest Indiana mayor, wife and stepdaughter indicted (party never mentioned)

    04/20/2014 3:44:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/17/14 | Andy Grimm
    In the small town of Lake Station, Ind., the news that the mayor, his wife and stepdaughter have been indicted on federal corruption charges this week came as little surprise. Residents in Lake Station, one of many working-class towns that fringe the northwest Indiana industrial centers of Gary and Hammond, have seen FBI agents leaving the town hall several times in recent years. On Thursday, Keith Soderquist and his wife and personal secretary, Deborah, were in federal court in Hammond to face charges of wire fraud and filing false tax returns, after allegedly using money from Soderquist’s campaign fund and...
  • Associated Press suffers massive memory lapse in recent article

    04/06/2014 10:43:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/6/14 | Doug Book
    According to its website, the Associated Press is one of the “…most trusted sources of independent news gathering.” AP journalists operate “…in more than 280 locations worldwide, including every statehouse in the U.S.” AP employees have won 51 Pulitzer prizes. The AP proudly announces that its journalists “…have gone to great lengths, overcome obstacles and, too often, sacrificed to ensure that the news has been reported quickly, accurately and honestly.” Most importantly, the AP claims that the organization “…fights for freedom of the press and the public’s right to know.” (my italics) On March 26th, the Washington Post published an...
  • Michelle: 'There Were Actually Laws in America that Allowed Discrimination Against Black People

    03/25/2014 4:44:19 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 95 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    First Lady Michelle Obama talked about America as she visited a school today in China. She talked about the American dream: And my story isn’t unusual in America. Some of our most famous athletes, like LeBron James, and artists, like the singer Janelle Monae, came from struggling families like mine, as do many business leaders -- like Howard Schultz. He’s the head of a company called Starbucks, which many of you may have heard of. When Mr. Schultz was a boy his father lost his job, leaving their family destitute. But Mr. Schultz worked hard. He got a scholarship to...
  • Wife says Alan Grayson shoved her during domestic incident

    03/04/2014 2:51:38 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 113 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3/4/14 | Jeff Weiner
    A judge has granted a temporary protective injunction against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, after his wife filed paperwork accusing the Orlando congressman of shoving and injuring her during an incident this weekend. Lolita Grayson's petition for the injunction, dated Monday, says her husband pushed her against a door, causing her to fall to the ground, during a confrontation Saturday at their home on Oak Park Road, near Windermere. /snip After she refused, retrieved his mail and asked him to leave, Alan Grayson "then deliberately and with force pushed [Lolita Grayson] very hard against the front door, causing [her] to fall...
  • Kerry Kennedy 'set to admit leaving the scene of an accident,,,

    02/23/2014 2:18:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2-24-14 | Ryan Gorman
    Kerry Kennedy may agree to a plea deal over driving while drugged charges stemming from a 2012 accident so she can continue her extensive human rights work. Kennedy, 54, is afraid a conviction would bring with it restrictions that would curtail her international travels – she has visited several dozen countries on humanitarian missions. The plea deal was previously discussed between her legal team and prosecutors before being shelved, but her attorneys have brought it back to the table with her trial slated to start Monday, according to the New York Daily News. Lawyers originally tabled the deal while preparing...
  • Texas Tribune Downplays Video Proving Left-wing Voter Fraud in Lone Star State

    02/21/2014 9:07:42 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 21, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    As predicted by Bryan Preston of the PJ Tatler, the supposedly non-partisan Texas Tribune downplayed the story about the Project Veritas video showing Battleground Texas illegally using voter registration information. How did The Texas Tribune do that? By bizarrely makiing the focus of their deflect story the Texas Secretary of State, rather than the video itself. Here is Preston's detailed analysis of The Texas Tribune's deflection:
  • Feds: Illegal money funneled to SD pols

    01/22/2014 7:46:41 AM PST · by BAW · 18 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | Jan 22, 2014 | Craig Gustafson and Susan Shroder
    The owner of a Washington, D.C.-based campaign firm and a former San Diego police detective are accused of conspiring with a foreign national to illegally inject more than $500,000 into San Diego political races, including the 2012 mayoral contest, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Ravneet Singh, 41, founder of ElectionMall Inc., was arrested Friday by FBI agents and is charged alongside his company and Ernesto Encinas, 57, the former detective, with conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States. According to Tuesday’s complaint, Singh and Encinas helped a Mexican businessman donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to San Diego...
  • Half a Dozen Scandals for New York Democrats

    01/04/2014 10:17:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    You know about Anthony Weiner. Who could forget Eliot Spitzer. But, did you know there was a slew of other scandals starring Democratic politicians this past year in the Empire State? Let's start in Manhattan, where New York Assemblyman Micah Z. Kellner is the latest Democrat to suffer the consequences of his inappropriate behavior. He was sanctioned this week after allegations he sexually harassed members of his staff. Kellner joins a Democratic assemblyman from the Buffalo area, Dennis H. Gabryszak, who last month was accused of making sexually explicit comments to several female aides. So far, six female staffers have...
  • Brownsville woman allegedly voted 5 times in 2012 election

    08/20/2013 2:41:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 20, 2013 | Dale Lezon
    ...........Officials said the indictment alleges Solis lived in Brownsville during the runoff election and cast five votes by absentee ballot in the names of five different people. Authorities did not release what candidate received the votes............
  • Former Kaufman County (Texas) JP’s Wife Charged With Murder (of District Attorney)

    04/17/2013 7:10:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 17, 2013
    The wife of a former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace was taken into custody early Wednesday morning and charged with capital murder in relation to the deaths of Mike and Cynthia McLelland and Mark Hasse. Kim Lene Williams was arrested just before 3:00 a.m. and is now being held on a $10 million bond. Her husband, Eric Williams, was arrested on Saturday morning for allegedly making terroristic threats against city officials. He is being held behind bars on a $3 million bond. Sources told CBS 11 News that Williams is also expected to be charged with capital murder in...
  • Man Runs Car Into Restaurant After Woman Criticizes His Political Views

    01/14/2013 1:17:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 91 replies
    WFMY ^ | Jan 13, 2013
    A Wilmington man told police he intentionally ran a car into a restaurant Friday after a woman criticized his political views, according to Star News Online. Police say at least one person was injured in the wreck that happened just before 11 p.m. Friday. The man ran his dark green Honda Civic through the front of Katy's Great Eats in Wilmington before driving away from the scene. Police later found the car and arrested Jacob Spivey, 26. Spivey told police he was trying to hurt a woman who criticized his political views. The woman, in her 40s, was injured in...
  • Mass. Lawmaker in Voting Scandal Quits Office

    01/01/2013 5:21:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    ABC6 ^ | Jan 01, 2013
    Updated: A Massachusetts lawmaker who agreed to plead guilty to casting invalid absentee ballots in 2009 and 2010 has submitted his resignation letter. State Rep. Stephen Smith submitted a letter dated Monday to the state's top election official, Secretary William Galvin. Galvin said Tuesday Smith's signed letter states, "I respectfully decline to accept this office."