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Arkansas - Former trooper Larry Patterson admits he lied to federal agent
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | August 7, 2004 | LINDA SATTER

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 Howard’s 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 clerk’s 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 couldn’t 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 town’s mayor, Lance Reynolds, said Friday. Reynolds said the resignation wasn’t 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, Clinton’s 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 weren’t to be paid for talking to him.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: clinton; larrypatterson; patterson; troopergate

1 posted on 08/07/2004 12:10:48 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Seems as tho they would like us to believe that the lies were relative to his procuring sexual partners for slick willie.


2 posted on 08/07/2004 12:15:25 PM PDT by OldFriend (IF IT'S KERRY.....HELL IS ON THE WAY)
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To: OldFriend

"I question the timing of this."


3 posted on 08/07/2004 12:27:22 PM PDT by Vortex
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To: All

Figures...


4 posted on 08/07/2004 12:28:13 PM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: HAL9000

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?


5 posted on 08/07/2004 12:28:29 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: Eastbound
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.

6 posted on 08/07/2004 12:37:25 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: Numbers Guy

On a side note, it's too bad Brock went over to the dark side. Now may he rest in peace in obscurity.


7 posted on 08/07/2004 12:41:08 PM PDT by holyscroller
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To: Eastbound

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.)


8 posted on 08/07/2004 1:05:47 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

I guess this goes to show that you better not mess with slick willie or hitlery. Eventually they will get you.


9 posted on 08/07/2004 1:07:07 PM PDT by GeorgiaFreeper (Hitlery does not have fat ankles. That's where the hooves show through above the foot prosthetics.)
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To: HAL9000

Hey, that's funny...the guy Patterson protected got in trouble too. He lost his law license and got fined.


11 posted on 08/07/2004 1:12:12 PM PDT by what's up
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To: OldFriend

12 posted on 08/07/2004 1:14:57 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Bush is Hell on liberals and terrorists.)
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To: Numbers Guy
... 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.

That seems to be the jist of things, yep. Oh wait, that rule is selctively applied, my bad.

13 posted on 08/07/2004 1:23:21 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: HAL9000; Howlin; kristinn; Doctor Raoul; Nick Danger; Sabertooth
"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.)"

The Clintons are *notorious* for making up false charges against themselves. For instance, about Bubba's "rage" during his videotaped deposition.

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.

5 Legislative Days Left Until The AWB Expires

14 posted on 08/07/2004 1:31:01 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: HAL9000

Is lying under oath a crime?


15 posted on 08/07/2004 1:34:55 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: HAL9000

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.


16 posted on 08/07/2004 1:45:04 PM PDT by doug from upland (John Kerry is a sports fan like Lorena Bobbitt is a surgeon)
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To: OldFriend

..and how bizzare is it that the names of the attorneys are Flowers and Lassiter ?


17 posted on 08/07/2004 1:55:44 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: OldFriend

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.

CGVet58


18 posted on 08/07/2004 4:42:18 PM PDT by CGVet58 (God has granted us Liberty, and we owe Him Courage in return)
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To: CGVet58
The media will do all in it's power to protect those who join them in hating America. And harm those who would defend our national security.

Illogical to the point where it would seem it is pure evil.

19 posted on 08/07/2004 5:29:44 PM PDT by OldFriend (IF IT'S KERRY.....HELL IS ON THE WAY)
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To: AppyPappy
Good point..bump!

sw

20 posted on 08/07/2004 5:51:18 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: HAL9000
is being represented by Little Rock attorney Jack Lassiter

Is that the same Lassiter, or a family member?

21 posted on 08/07/2004 8:40:33 PM PDT by Howlin (Saving Private Hamster)
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To: Howlin

No, the other one is Lasater. Different spelling.


22 posted on 08/07/2004 9:18:02 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Thanks.

All those relationships out there are so "incestuous" who could have know!


23 posted on 08/07/2004 9:19:10 PM PDT by Howlin (Saving Private Hamster)
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To: HAL9000

If you are willing to HIT a girl, it seems like GETTING a girl for Slick willie's pleasure is a CAKE WALK.


24 posted on 08/07/2004 9:22:19 PM PDT by Claire Voyant ((visualize whirled peas))
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To: OldFriend
Seems as tho they would like us to believe that the lies were relative to his procuring sexual partners for slick willie.

I got the same impression from the wording, and clearly that is not what this is about.

25 posted on 08/07/2004 9:23:05 PM PDT by ladyinred (What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about?)
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To: HAL9000

The guy lies in an interview, not under oath, and is charged with a felony. Clinton lies under oath, repeatedly, and...oh, never mind.

MM


26 posted on 08/07/2004 9:26:29 PM PDT by MississippiMan (Americans should not be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.)
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