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Corzine Steals Billions Sans Charges, Errant Whale Watcher Faces Prison
Real Clear Politics ^ | April 16, 2012 | Bill Frezza

Posted on 04/16/2012 6:34:10 AM PDT by radioone

Justice may be blind, but who works overtime to make it deaf, dumb, and stupid?

Which would you imagine might attract more aggressive enforcement from the Justice Department: the theft of $1.2 billion from supposedly segregated customer brokerage funds, or lying about an alleged incident of whistling to attract the attention of a whale so that whale watchers could get a better peep? If you said the latter, then you appreciate the extent to which federal law enforcement priorities have run off the rails.

We know for a fact that enormous sums of money legally off limits have disappeared into the maw of disgraced Senator John Corzine's gambling counterparties, all of whom seem to have taken the oath of omerta. We know that Corzine personally asked employees at MF Global, the financial firm he headed until recently, to transfer the funds. We know that his underlings balked at signing false statements attesting the transfers to be legal. So how is it that the man ultimately responsible for this brazen theft and spectacular bankruptcy gets away with performing a perfunctory Sergeant Schultz "I know nothing" routine in front of his old Senate buddies, after which he is left free to walk out the door without handcuffs?

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearmarkets.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: corzine; holder; obama; whales

1 posted on 04/16/2012 6:34:21 AM PDT by radioone
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To: radioone
God forgive me, I hate the people who run this country today.
2 posted on 04/16/2012 6:40:16 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: radioone

It’s a national disgrace.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 6:41:32 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: radioone

“So how is it that the man ultimately responsible for this brazen theft and spectacular bankruptcy gets away with performing a perfunctory Sergeant Schultz “I know nothing” routine in front of his old Senate buddies, after which he is left free to walk out the door without handcuffs?”

“...his old Senate buddies...” Does no one read “Plunkit of Tammany Hall” anymore?


4 posted on 04/16/2012 6:47:06 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: radioone

The founders would be so ashamed of us after giving us such a brilliant document intended to make government a useful tool of the governed we have allowed it to be used to bludgeon us.

They gave us a 2nd tool to use is the ballot box became insufficient to keep the government in check and once again we have allowed the Marxists in the DEM/GOP parties to erode our backup plan.

What a bunch of limp wristed pansies we have become.

While the Founders risked life, limb and fortune we are unwilling to risk losing Monday Night Football.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 6:48:34 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: radioone; hoosiermama; STARWISE; Liz

Don’t hold your breath ...

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-04-13/wall_street/31335634_1_mf-global-criminal-case-criminal-charges

GASPARINO: Criminal Charges In Case of MF Global’s Missing Money Is Still A Possibility
Lisa Du|April 13, 2012

Charlie Gasparino at Fox Business News just tweeted that the criminal case in regards to MF Global’s missing money is still very much a possibility because prosecutors are weighing granting immunity to Edith O’Brien, a former assistant treasurer at the bankrupt brokerage firm.

At the most recent Congressional hearing on MF Global’s bankruptcy last month, O’Brien pled the fifth and declined to testify—so naturally everyone wants to know what she knows that could incriminate herself—and possibilty former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine also.

Gasparino said on Fox Business News that the issue of O’Brien’s immunity is coming down to the wire. He’s not clear on the exact timing, but prosectuors have been discussing it actively.

(snip)


6 posted on 04/16/2012 6:53:38 AM PDT by maggief
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To: fella

When you’re a member of the “Good Ole Boys” club, you have nothing to worry about.

Protecting their own is their mantra.


7 posted on 04/16/2012 7:02:26 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: radioone

Part of the answer is jury nullification. Hide that you are an aware citizen, so you get on a jury. Then utterly refuse to convict the whale watcher, and other similar “criminals”.

We can’t force the Corzines to be prosecuted so easily,,, but we can fix some of the governments abuses of normal people.


8 posted on 04/16/2012 7:06:33 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for officeoffI)
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To: radioone
Maybe this is one point where the OWS crowd has it right. While a man like John Corzine who has broken the trust and faith of so many can get off with a professionally crafted speech any law abiding citizen who inadvertently gets one line calculation on a multi-page IRS filing may be in for the night mare of his life.

Every element of Corzine's business is controlled and regulated he is supposed to know and follow the rules. So much for the rule of law and public trust.

9 posted on 04/16/2012 7:12:16 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: radioone

Past and present Democrat officeholders lifetime, get-out-of-jail cards.


10 posted on 04/16/2012 7:17:27 AM PDT by monocle
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To: unixfox

Words fail me.


11 posted on 04/16/2012 7:19:26 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: radioone
Meanwhile, marine biologist and whale watching ship captain Nancy Black faces 20 years in prison, not for "harassing" whales (which believe it or not is a crime), but because she has been charged with lying to Justice Department prosecutors investing allegations that some of her crew members whistled at a whale to keep it hanging around their boats.

In the old days, before the MSM totally sold their soul to the Feds, they would have run stories like this night and day until the corrupt public officials were humiliated in to doing the right thing and dismissing such ludicrous charges. Now, of course, since the MSM is in the pay or the government, it focuses its energies and wrath on the powerless individuals in society such as Zimmerman.

12 posted on 04/16/2012 7:26:25 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: radioone
Just a hint of what is to come if this bag of pig excretement wins a 2nd term. Just think: This is going on during an election year! Imagine if he wins.
13 posted on 04/16/2012 7:31:08 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: radioone
Remember how the Democrats hung Ken Lay around Bush's neck like a 2 week old rotting fish?

Corzine is Obamah's Ken Lay, but our side is too scared of being call racist for criticizing the first Black President.

14 posted on 04/16/2012 7:57:43 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: radioone

If I had to guess, it’s not that the powers that be have any particular love for Corzine - I mean they may have but what’s so endearing about him? (Well aside from cash lol).

Far more likely, IMHO, is that he knows where plenty of bodies are buried so he’s got a gold-plated insurance policy in that regard.


15 posted on 04/16/2012 8:02:14 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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16 posted on 04/16/2012 8:29:33 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: radioone; thouworm; ken5050; CutePuppy; Condor51; Grampa Dave; indylindy; stephenjohnbanker
Bill Clinton Reaped Big Bucks from Corzine Firm Before Collapse; MF Global Employee Links Clinton to Bankrupt Firm
December 05, 2011---Fox News Report

A former MF Global employee accused former president Bill Clinton of collecting $50,000 per month through his Teneo advisory firm in the months before the brokerage careened towards its Halloween filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, reports Human Events.

Teneo was hired by MF Global’s former CEO Jon S. Corzine to improve his image and to enhance his connections with Clinton’s political family, said the employee, who asked that his name be withheld because he feared retribution, according to Hum/Events.

The Teneo contract with MF Global lasted at least five months, the souce said. “The board cancelled it after Corzine resigned.”

The source, who is no longer associated with MF Global, said Teneo is a dual-track company with one side devoted to merchant and investment banking and the other side set up to provide image and strategy consulting services.

Clinton is the chairman of MF Global’s advisory board, reports Hum/Events.

http://nation.foxnews.com/mf-global/2011/12/05/report-bill-clinton-reaped-big-bucks-corzine-firm-collapse#ixzz1fhH3pHHH

17 posted on 04/17/2012 7:14:05 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

Clinton...LOL


18 posted on 04/17/2012 8:19:43 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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MF clients who Corzine screwed out of billions should go after Clinton-—that’s their money he was pocketing.


19 posted on 04/17/2012 10:35:17 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

Good point, Liz.


20 posted on 04/17/2012 11:28:28 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; thouworm; ken5050; Condor51; CutePuppy
Some are asking how Corzine got away with telling his ex-Senate colleagues, "I know nothing about the missing MF billions."

As a US Sen, Corzine got a bill passed which gave tax benefits to a Japanese bank which had been taken over by Jonny's pal---who oversees Jonny's"blind trust" ---- trustee C. Flowers was Jonny's G/S crony and is a principal in MF Global. "Financial genius" Corzine said "he did not know" his Senate bill benefited him.

(GLOAT) COULD BRING DOWN CORZINE AND HIS SENATE Co-CONSPIRATORS Few US Senators had first-hand knowledge WRT the Japanese bank's travails. Jonny HAD to have colluded to make insider deals---giving inside financial tips to Me-First members of the Senate's exclusive "Get Rich Club" to get the bill passed.

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L/E needs to look into Corzine's NJ bilk. (1) rigging NJ municipal bond sales (the financial lifeline of G/S parasites). Gov Corzine gave the woman heading up the NJ muni-bonds program a lucrative six-figure perch on the NJ/NY Pork Authority and even pumped her pension. If that's not a payoff "for services rendered", nothing is. (2) Gov Corzine may have rigged lucrative financial bombs for himself in the massively undefunded $85 billion NJ pension system, to go off after he got kicked out of office.

21 posted on 04/17/2012 4:13:26 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

B U M P


22 posted on 04/17/2012 4:55:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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