Skip to comments.Clinton administration quashed fraud case against Cisneros (Barrett Report on Barry Finkelstein)
Posted on 01/17/2006 8:41:01 PM PST by HAL9000
WASHINGTON _ A special prosecutor's long-delayed report charges that a coverup at senior levels of the Clinton administration killed a tax fraud case against former Cabinet member Henry Cisneros, the New York Daily News has learned.
David Barrett's 11-year, $23 million probe, which will be released Thursday, states in stinging terms that the Clinton coverup succeeded.
Before Cisneros' 1999 guilty plea, Barrett's office began a second phase based in part on allegations in a 1997 memo to IRS headquarters by whistleblower John Filan, an IRS criminal investigations chief in Texas.
In a memo obtained by the Daily News, Filan accused top Clinton officials, including senior IRS lawyer Barry Finkelstein, of covering up Cisneros' tax fraud case by transferring it to two inexperienced lawyers in Washington.
Filan wrote that the two got orders "to kill the case from Barry Finkelstein at the outset."
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Is this the culture of corruption Nancy Pelosi was talking about?
Don't the democrats love whistelblowers/leaks about the government? I believe the whole report will come out and the democrats will want an investigation about who leaked it, once again showing their hypocrisy. I believe this leak will finally shut the democrats up. (Assuming it is leaked) Just my Opinion
Her brother, Tommy D'Alesandro, III, who also was Mayor of Baltimore, beat a rape charge before he was Mayor, and a corruption charge when he was Mayor, because in both instances the key witnesses made themselves unavailable until the charges were dropped for "lack of evidence." In the latter case, the witness turned up in a Mob-related Las Vegas Casino, the day after the charges were dropped in a Baltimore courtroom.
So, Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi DOES know a "culture of corruption" when she sees one. She just lies about which one is more corrupt.
Hillary was talking about the culture of corruption today also!
The whole thing should be leaked. This is not about national security. It's about corruption. Kinda timely considering the Dims 2006 election plans.
Klintoon legacy ping!
Perhaps! If Hillary gets elected POTUS we're certainly try our best. Lets hope that we won't have to go there!
Time and again, the Clintons get by with murder, fraud, witness tampering, intimidation, etc. And the left gushes over them like an orgy. They are their absolute top-rated role models!
well, if it doesn't leak, we can all just be sure that the only people leaking in D.C. are the Democrats, because nothing detrimental to them ever leaks.
.....warming up a good dose of schardenfreude......
How Nixonian of them
You have to ask?
DC needs a giant douche.
Actually, Mark Levin was very interested in the Clinton IRS shenanigans a few years ago -- I recall hearing him on a radio talk show (unfortunately, in a car and the reception wasn't that good); he seemed to know a lot about it.
So where's our mole to release the un-redacted version to the public?
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