Skip to comments.Arkansas - Former trooper Larry Patterson admits he lied to federal agent
Posted on 08/07/2004 12:10:47 PM PDT by HAL9000
A former Arkansas state trooper who said years ago that he arranged sexual liaisons for former President Clinton while Clinton was governor has pleaded guilty to a felony in an unrelated federal civil-rights case.
Larry Patterson, 43, of Quitman, appeared earlier this week before U.S. District Judge George Howard Jr. and pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement to a federal agent, a crime punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
He is to be sentenced Oct. 26 in Howards Little Rock courtroom.
According to a court document, Patterson lied to an FBI agent who was interviewing him on March 9 about a Feb. 20, 2002, incident. The court document says that Patterson told the agent he "only shoved Shawn Luepkes, and he did not otherwise hit Shawn Luepkes."
By pleading guilty, Patterson waived his right to have the accusation presented to a federal grand jury.
A plea agreement filed in the U.S. District Court clerks office says Patterson "knowingly, voluntarily, and intentionally made a false statement to an FBI agent during an interview regarding a federal criminal civil rights investigation." Neither the document nor the standard 17-page plea agreement elaborate further on the facts behind the charge.
Kobie Flowers, a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D. C., said Friday that he could not comment. Patterson is being represented by Little Rock attorney Jack Lassiter, who also couldnt be reached for comment Friday afternoon.
After leaving the state police, Patterson was the chief of police in Quitman for several years, but he resigned "three or four months ago," the towns mayor, Lance Reynolds, said Friday. Reynolds said the resignation wasnt forced and had nothing to do with the federal case.
He said Patterson has been off from work since he was injured in an accident about two years ago. The mayor said Patterson recently settled a lingering workers compensation case stemming from the accident and then resigned.
In 1993, Clintons first year as president, Patterson was one of two state troopers quoted in an article in The American Spectator as saying they arranged sexual trysts for Clinton while he was governor. Five years later, a conservative fund raiser from Chicago said he paid the troopers, Patterson and Roger Perry, $6,700 each after the articles were published.
David Brock, author of the article, later apologized to Clinton, saying the payments to the troopers violated his understanding that they werent to be paid for talking to him.
Seems as tho they would like us to believe that the lies were relative to his procuring sexual partners for slick willie.
"I question the timing of this."
Let's see, the trooper lied about hitting someone, therefore the trooper also lied about supplying chicks to Clinton, right? Isn't that what the author is inferring?
Yes he is.
Using similar logic, since Clinton lied about sex with Lewinsky, Clinton also lied about China, Serbia, the chances to capture OBL, health care, welfare reform, Medicare, and numerous other issues. I'm sure the same writer will make that his next story.
On a side note, it's too bad Brock went over to the dark side. Now may he rest in peace in obscurity.
Although some of the people involved in the early Clinton scandals were helpful in getting him impeached, some of them are unreliable (Larry Patterson, Larry Nichols, etc.) - or just plain liars (Terry Reed, etc.)
I guess this goes to show that you better not mess with slick willie or hitlery. Eventually they will get you.
Hey, that's funny...the guy Patterson protected got in trouble too. He lost his law license and got fined.
That seems to be the jist of things, yep. Oh wait, that rule is selctively applied, my bad.
Then when the truth comes out, everyone who jumped onto the lie gets smeared as a mudslinger and as a liar or as someone who was gullible-enough to believe a lie.
Not only does this tactic generate sympathy for the Clinton's, but it also makes it more difficult for people to believe any *real* charges against them.
So the Clinton's repeat this trick again and again.
During impeachment, there were *numerous* shill posters here on FR trying to start *obviously* false rumors such as that the Clinton's practiced voodoo, sacrificed children, etc.
So always keep in mind that there are valid reasons to spread false rumors about yourself...if you are guilty of other things.
No doubt many, many more people will fall for this tactic in the future, too.
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Is lying under oath a crime?
The legacy will not be altered. The troopers did solicit women for him as governor. He did rape Juanita Broaddrick. He did use cocaine. He sold us out to the Chinese. He stained the dress and the White House.
..and how bizzare is it that the names of the attorneys are Flowers and Lassiter ?
more than seems, it is a misdirection, and a lie in it's own right.
What does this agent's relation to Clinton have to do with the current issue at hand? Nothing.
What chance is there that the media will discredit any and every iota of news, every person, every institution and idea that is either a conservative/republican or has acted against their leftist elite in the past? 1000%.
These leftists are scum, my brother... and it is a war for our nation and our souls.
Illogical to the point where it would seem it is pure evil.
Is that the same Lassiter, or a family member?
No, the other one is Lasater. Different spelling.
All those relationships out there are so "incestuous" who could have know!
If you are willing to HIT a girl, it seems like GETTING a girl for Slick willie's pleasure is a CAKE WALK.
I got the same impression from the wording, and clearly that is not what this is about.
The guy lies in an interview, not under oath, and is charged with a felony. Clinton lies under oath, repeatedly, and...oh, never mind.
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