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Ex-candidate now prisoner arraigned on weapons charges (Dem of course)
WKYC Channel 3 in Clevelan ^ | Tuesday, June 14, 2005 8:57:02 AM | Unknown

Posted on 06/17/2005 8:21:16 AM PDT by GoBucks2002

POSTED: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 8:57:02 AM UPDATED: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 8:58:35 AM

WARREN -- A former congressional candidate in the Warren-Youngstown area, 47-year-old Maridee Costanzo, has pleaded innocent to an eight-count state indictment on weapons charges.

Her plea came in Warren Municipal Court Monday.

She appeared in waist and leg shackles and wearing a striped orange coverall outfit of federal jail inmates. Separately from the weapons charges, Costanzo faces federal charges in a murder-for-hire scheme that targeted her lawyer husband.

Last week, Costanzo waived her right to have evidence of an alleged murder-for-hire plot go before a federal grand jury in Cleveland. That may indicate a plea deal is imminent.

Costanzo lost in a 2002 Democratic primary in northeast Ohio’s 17th Congressional District.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: attorney; criminal; democrat; lawyer; ohio; youngstown
Hmmm.... a DemocRAT lawyer tries to kill her husband. GO figure.
1 posted on 06/17/2005 8:21:17 AM PDT by GoBucks2002
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To: GoBucks2002

A democrat and a lawyer: I believe this is the definition of Antisocial Personality Disorder (career criminal).


2 posted on 06/17/2005 8:23:43 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Honoring Saint Jude's assistance every day.)
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To: GoBucks2002

I wonder if she threw an ashtray at him....interesting.


3 posted on 06/17/2005 8:23:43 AM PDT by Eaglerage
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To: FormerACLUmember

The Warren/Youngstown area is a cesspool of corruption and has been under DemocRAT control for decades. Go figure. This is Trafficant country.


4 posted on 06/17/2005 8:25:41 AM PDT by GoBucks2002 (MSM now stands for "Muslim Sympathizing Media." http://yankeered.blog.com)
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To: Eaglerage
I wonder if she threw an ashtray at him....interesting

Well, let's see, Cleveland, ruled by Dems, is a mess. Youngstown, ruled by Dems, is a mess. Toledo, ruled by Dems, is a mess. Columbus, just taken over by a Dem mayor, is turning into a mess. Cincinnati has been a basket case for twenty years, mostly with a weak mayor and Dem-controlled city council.

If you total it up, about half the state population lives in cities with Dem control. This is the part of the state that is losing population and jobs.

Now we have Dem political operatives taking out contracts on their spouses.

So, dear MSM, please... tell me again about some missing coins.

5 posted on 06/17/2005 8:32:31 AM PDT by GoBucks2002 (MSM now stands for "Muslim Sympathizing Media." http://yankeered.blog.com)
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To: GoBucks2002

Isn't this the same person who just pled guilty to trying to have her husband murdered?


6 posted on 06/17/2005 8:41:24 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: GoBucks2002

"has pleaded innocent"


I hate this statement. It's incorrect - in fact it's a LIE. It should say "entered a plea of not guilty".

The media doesn't want the word "guilty" to even enter into the picture. But .. the truth is - a person "enters a plea" to determine if the judge will sentence them or if they will go to trial. If they enter a plea of "guilty" - then the judge will pronounce the sentence. However, if they enter a plea of "not guilty" - they get a jury trial.

For the media to say he pleaded INNOCENT - IS FALSE and misleading - but what else is new with these media idiots.


7 posted on 06/17/2005 8:44:04 AM PDT by The Final Harvest (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: GoBucks2002

where's ther booking pic?..you know the rules..


8 posted on 06/17/2005 9:14:21 AM PDT by ken5050
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