Skip to comments.Malkin: The Comeuppance of Creepy Obama Crony Kevin Johnson
Posted on 10/15/2015 1:38:02 PM PDT by jazusamo
The fit finally hit the shan for Sacramento mayor and former NBA star Kevin Johnson. His latest troubles are a stark reminder of the despicable White House role in railroading a vigilant government watchdog who red-flagged Johnson's corruption years ago.
Sports fans buzzed last week after ESPN shelved a documentary celebrating Johnson's efforts to keep the Sacramento Kings basketball team in his city. The public relations disaster came at the hands of the weekly Sacramento News & Review, which has published damning reports all year long on Johnson's use of public resources for personal gain along with sports website Deadspin, which has hammered Johnson over longtime allegations of the athlete-turned-Democrat point man's sleazy financial dealings and personal perversities.
The Sacramento News & Review, which is now being sued by Johnson, detailed how the mayor was using "city staff to screw around in the internal politics of the National Basketball Players Association. And having public employees help wage his power struggle for control of the National Conference of Black Mayors." Among Deadspin's damaging scoops: an exclusive interview with accuser Mandi Koba and video of her 1996 police interview in which the then-17-year-old victim graphically described repeated sexual molestation by Johnson, then 29 and a star member of the Phoenix Suns.
As I pointed out back in 2011, this alleged predatory behavior with teenage girls seemed to be an ongoing pattern with Johnson. Then-federal Inspector General Gerald Walpin of the Corporation for National and Community Service uncovered more instances of "inappropriate contact" between Johnson and three high school students while investigating misuse of nearly $1 million in AmeriCorps program funds at St. Hope Academy of California.
Walpin concluded that Johnson (who was fined, but escaped jail time) and his staff:
Used AmeriCorps members to "recruit students for St. HOPE Academy."
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I remember in detail how they treated Gerald Walpin. I hope this is a satisfying moment for him.
I detest the fact that KJ is the mayor of my city. He is the king of douche land.
Wow. I remember Johnson from his days with the Suns. They promoted him as a super clean-cut role model. Sad.
More Democrat culture of corruption. It’s the same attitude of “get what you can’ that have Barry & Mooch taking expensive vacations and eating expensive beg while taxpayers pick up large parts of the tab. They likely think this is the way everyone views life.
Amen, I hope so too!
Gerald Walpin was one of the good guys in government but in 0bama’s criminal administration honesty and integrity is looked down on.
‘Michelle Rhee, Johnson’s then-fiance (now wife) and former D.C. schools chief, was also a St. HOPE board member at the time. Walpin’s office found that when she learned of the allegations, Rhee “played the role of a fixer, doing ‘damage control’” and vouching for Johnson’s character.’
Next steps in the career path: Democratic senator, cabinet position, and presidential candidate
Johnson is a lot like many of the other players in and from the NBA. Spoiled brats who can’t keep their junk in their pants. Spoiled rotten only because they can make a jump shot.
My mayor is not just corrupt, he’s a deviant criminal pedophile.
Maybe Kevin Johnson and Bill Cosby are relatives
But when I heard he was a Dem, I never forgave him.
Ironically SN&R is an uber leftie “alternative” paper that consists mainly of medical marijuana ads. Johnson is too conservative for their tastes.
Who does he think he is, a Washington politician?
Ha! I’ll bet he wants to be so bad he can taste it, he knows it would greatly expand his corrupt opportunities.
Man, I remember when KJ dunked over Hakeem Olajuwon. One of the greatest dunks of all time.
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