Skip to comments.Jury Convicts Five in Federal Vote Fraud (Democrat Party Chairman Convicted for buying Votes)
Posted on 06/29/2005 1:55:25 PM PDT by Thanatos
Jury Convicts Five in Federal Vote Fraud
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A federal jury Wednesday convicted the chairman of the city's Democratic Party and four others of scheming to buy votes with cash, cigarettes and liquor last November.
Prosecutors relied largely on secretly recorded audiotapes in which they say the accused could be heard talking about paying $5 per vote to get key Democrats elected.
Charles Powell Jr., 61, the city's Democratic Party chairman, was found guilty along with the city's former director of regulatory affairs and three others
Dems sell themselves cheap.
Where's Jesse screaming "RACISM!"
Ping to John Kerry
Wonder what the penalty will be.
And that's all that matters.
the city's Democratic Party chairman, was found guilty...
ROFL!! Sorry, just had to see it TWICE. :-)
Why is this not headlines in the NY Times, CNN, LA Times and the rest of the MSM?
If it were a republican Dean, Billary, Paluski, and the rest of the pop-off club would be doing crack flips while screaming, stripping and beating themselves.
The RAT party is imploding. This is good for America because we don't need a RAT party.
I am sure the MSM will be all over this ......bwhahahahaha.....I couldn't even type that with a straight face.
Talk about pouring money down a 'Rat hole...
Five caught, thousands more still on the loose.
Gee, I wonder what should happen to Hillary for her $1.9 million campaign finance fraud in 2000.
They're still waiting for the lid to blow off the Great 2004 Presidential Republican Ohio Voter Fraud ScamTM. Should be any day from what I hear........any day now......heck to pay, I say, heck to pay.....
photos , photos , who has PHOTOS??
wow....this oughta make pelosi blink.
It's really starting to look like the wheels are falling of the dim bandwagon. This involves Illinois' 17th Congressional District during the past two HR voting cycles.
Friends of Lane Evans agree to pay FEC $185,000 to settle suit : The Friends of Lane Evans will pay the Federal Election Commission $185,000 in a consent judgment filed this week in federal court. The agreement will let the defendants settle the case without admitting or denying the allegations made in the suit. The FEC filed the lawsuit in January 2004 in U.S. District Court, Rock Island, against the Friends of Lane Evans and its treasurer, Samuel M. Gilman; the 17th District Victory Fund and its treasurer; and the Rock Island Central Democratic Committee and its treasurer, John A. Gianulis. The suit was filed after the Rock Island County Republican Party filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission in 2000 regarding the 17th District Victory Fund. The complaint included 17 causes of action relating to the 1998 and 2000 election campaigns when Rep. Evans, D-Rock Island, defeated challenger Republican Mark Baker.
Here in Tennessee, the chairmen of the DNC in the two biggest cities (Nashville and Memphis) were indicted for child porn and bribery, respectively. Does anyone expect anything more from the party of criminals?
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