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Dems Being Perp-Walked Coast to Coast

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Dems Being Perp-Walked Coast to Coast

Postby Ned Flanders » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:41 pm

Interesting day....

Less than six months on the job, the mayor of Charlotte was arrested and accused Wednesday of accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to do work with North Carolina's largest city.

Mayor Patrick Cannon, a 47-year-old Democrat who rose from the city's public housing projects to become a successful businessman and politician, faces federal theft and bribery charges. Cannon was accused of soliciting and accepting more than $48,000 in cash, airline tickets, a hotel room and the use of a luxury apartment as bribes.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/char ... s-23069100

A California state senator was arrested Wednesday during a series of raids by the FBI in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, authorities said.

FBI spokesman Peter Lee confirmed the arrest of State Sen. Leland Yee, but declined to discuss the charges, citing an ongoing investigation.

The agency was executing numerous arrests and search warrants in the Bay Area, FBI Special Agent Michael Gimbel said outside the offices of Ghee Kung Tong, a fraternal organization in San Francisco's Chinatown that was among the sites searched.

Lee said a second man, Raymond Chow, was also arrested. Chow, who was known as "Shrimp Boy," was reportedly the head of Ghee Kung Tong and had returned to Chinatown after serving time in prison on gun charges
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/fbi- ... d-23068331

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has reimbursed his campaign nearly $17,000 paid to his granddaughter for “holiday gifts” in late 2013, after the Federal Election Commission insisted that his campaign clarify why the money was spent.

The FEC sent the treasurer for Friends of Harry Reid a letter insisting that he “must include a brief statement or description … to clarify the following description: ‘holiday gifts.’”

Reid’s campaign operation listed that description on its year-end report for two separate disbursements to Ryan Elisabeth of Berkley, Calif., on Oct. 23 — one for $5,416.93, the other for $11,370.00.

“Ryan Elisabeth” is actually Ryan Elisabeth Reid, the majority leader’s granddaughter, a spokeswoman for Reid confirmed Tuesday.
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/ma ... daughter-/
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Postby Ned Flanders » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:06 pm

"Massive raid"

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr described the raids to KCBS as "massive."

"Hundreds of officers are involved in this," he said.

KGO-TV in San Francisco reported Yee was arrested.

Among the locations being searched by authorities Wednesday was the Ghee Kung Tong Supreme Lodge belonging to the Chinese Freemasons on Spofford Street in San Francisco's Chinatown, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. An FBI evidence response team also searched a building in the 1700 block of Hyde Street.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... z2x6KtwkNA
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Postby Sandi » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:54 pm

Dem AG shuts down investigation after sting operation nails 5 Pennsylvania state legislature Democrats accept money.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane on Sunday lashed out at critics of her decision to shut down an undercover investigation that had captured leading Philadelphia Democrats - including four members of the state House delegation - on tape accepting money.


Of course it was because cowardly Republican sources gave inaccurate and sensational version of the details. :lol:
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Re: Dems Being Perp-Walked Coast to Coast

Postby HawkHead » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:08 pm

If these people did what the are accused of they should be in jail. It doesn't matter what party they are from.
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Re: Dems Being Perp-Walked Coast to Coast

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:45 am

FBI Raids Assemblyman Bill Scarborough’s Office

Federal agents today raided the Albany and city offices of Queens Democratic Assemblyman Bill Scarborough, the FBI confirmed this afternoon.

“The FBI conducted searches today of the Albany and New York City Offices of New York State Assemblyman William Scarborough,” FBI Albany spokesman Paul Holstein said in a statement. “At this time, no further information is being released.”

Read more at http://observer.com/2014/03/fbi-raids-a ... z2xAdYr5WD
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Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:11 am

Dim gun-grabber clipped for running guns! :crazy:

SAN FRANCISCO -- Known for navigating the state Capitol's backrooms and this city's complicated political landscape, state Sen. Leland Yee now is accused of consorting with notorious felons, accepting money for his cash-strapped political campaigns in exchange for favors and promising undercover FBI agents he could deliver connections to international gun runners.

In a stunning development that almost certainly torpedoes Yee's quest for statewide office, the San Francisco Democrat wound up glum and disoriented in a federal courtroom Wednesday. The politician who introduced anti-gun-violence legislation is now charged with trafficking in firearms and public corruption in an FBI undercover operation that could land him in prison for years.
http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts ... corruption
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Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:39 am

Murder for hire....

Keith Jackson, former S.F. education official, accused in murder-for-hire scheme

03-26) 18:18 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Keith Jackson, accused by the FBI on Wednesday of being involved in a murder-for-hire scheme and a gun- and drug-trafficking conspiracy, was San Francisco's top elected educator during the late 1990s.
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Kei ... 352182.php
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Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:14 pm

Kiddie porn...

FBI Raids House Of Illinois Democrat, A "Tireless Advocate For Children," To Look For Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD—Federal agents sought evidence of child pornography last week when they seized computers from the Elgin district office of former state Rep. Keith Farnham, who resigned Wednesday, according to a search warrant released Friday.

In addition, a federal agent on Thursday took a laptop computer that Farnham used in the Illinois House chamber, and last week agents removed a computer from a legislative office building next to the Capitol, according to the documents and an interview with a state technology official
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014 ... nt-farnham
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Postby nutria » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:22 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:Kiddie porn...


Hits a little close to home, does it?
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Re: Dems Being Perp-Walked Coast to Coast

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:23 pm

"Mystery Raid"...

Federal agents today raided the Albany and city offices of Queens Democratic Assemblyman Bill Scarborough, the FBI confirmed this afternoon.

“The FBI conducted searches today of the Albany and New York City Offices of New York State Assemblyman William Scarborough,” FBI Albany spokesman Paul Holstein said in a statement. “At this time, no further information is being released.”


Read more at http://observer.com/2014/03/fbi-raids-a ... z2xBlhZf7s
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