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Las Vegas Review Journal ^

Posted on 09/29/2005 12:34:58 PM PDT by hipaatwo

Senator arranged for grant now involved in indictment of pastors

By TONY BATT >STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU

WASHINGTON -- The money that led to the indictment this week of two Las Vegas pastors and the wife of one of them came from federal grants arranged by Sen. Harry Reid in September 2001, a Reid spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Moving to distance Reid from a possible scandal, aide Tessa Hafen said the senator sought the money on behalf of a nonprofit social services agency and not for the churches or persons who have been accused of mishandling the money.

"The money was administered by the Department of Justice, and it went to the agency in Nevada (Alliance Collegiums Association of Nevada)," Hafen said.

The Rev. Willie Davis, the longtime pastor of Second Baptist Church, and his wife, Emma, were indicted Tuesday on fraud charges with an associate minister, the Rev. McTheron Jones.

They are accused of spending $330,000 from federal grants on themselves although the money was intended for halfway houses for prison inmates in Southern Nevada.

The indictment identifies Willie Davis as president of the Alliance Collegiums Association of Nevada board of directors.

In late 2002, Emma Davis became executive director, and Jones was assistant director.

According to the indictment, a grant of $423,000 was approved for the alliance in September 2002.

The indictment charges the defendants of using the grant money to benefit themselves.

A Reid relationship with the Second Baptist Church surfaced in 1997, when the senator donated $250 to the church where Davis was and still is pastor.

The money came from John Huang, who was convicted of making illegal contributions to the 1996 re-election campaign of President Clinton.

At about the same time, Reid donated another $250 from Huang to the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Las Vegas.

Reid said he made the contributions to the churches instead of returning the money to Huang because he did not think Huang deserved it.

Hafen said Reid has not made contributions to Davis or his church since 1997.

Reid has attended services at the Second Baptist Church "about three or four times" since 1997, Hafen said.

"He says hello to the pastor (Davis) when he goes to the church, but apart from that, the only other time he has seen him was in May when he met with about 30 or 40 ministers to organize a faith-based summit," Hafen said.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clinton; clintonscandals; dummie; harryreid; hyocrite; johnhuang; loser
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1 posted on 09/29/2005 12:35:01 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: hipaatwo


OOOOOOOOOOPS.


2 posted on 09/29/2005 12:35:48 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: Mo1

Knock Knock MSM where are you to report this. Nowhere huh.


3 posted on 09/29/2005 12:36:05 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: onyx

LOL..Time to send this to NRO


4 posted on 09/29/2005 12:36:30 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: hipaatwo

Don't mess with the Hammer.


5 posted on 09/29/2005 12:37:27 PM PDT by Pondman88
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To: hipaatwo

republican money fraud=bad

democrat money fraud=good


6 posted on 09/29/2005 12:38:34 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Put a mirror to the face of the republican party and all you'll see is a Donkey.)
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To: hipaatwo

HAAHAAAHAAAAHAAAHAAAHAAAHAAAHAAHAA!


7 posted on 09/29/2005 12:39:34 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: hipaatwo
Now where is that Ronnie Earle when a real crime is being committed? Yoo-hoo, oh Ronnie, Here's someone you can indict! LOL
8 posted on 09/29/2005 12:39:50 PM PDT by CAluvdubya ("You are stuck on stupid!". Gen. Honore 9-20-05)
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To: hipaatwo; holdonnow

Indeed. I urge you to do just that.

In the meantime, let's ping Mark Levin!


9 posted on 09/29/2005 12:39:58 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: onyx; Tony Snow

I pinged Tony and I sent to NRO, now Powerline and Captains Quarters. BWAAAHAAAA!!


10 posted on 09/29/2005 12:41:51 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: hipaatwo


HIGH FIVE!

Good job.


11 posted on 09/29/2005 12:42:29 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: hipaatwo

Now we know why DeLay and Frist are getting sh*t this week. The Dems knew this was coming out


12 posted on 09/29/2005 12:44:32 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor
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To: ken5050; Howlin; OXENinFLA; tiredoflaundry; defconw

Looky here


13 posted on 09/29/2005 12:48:42 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: hipaatwo; AFPhys; prairiebreeze; onyx; ohioWfan; Texasforever; BigSkyFreeper; Tamzee; ...
The money came from John Huang, who was convicted of making illegal contributions to the 1996 re-election campaign of President Clinton.

Oh this is just to good to be true .. LOL!!

14 posted on 09/29/2005 12:49:14 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: onyx

I sent it to Michelle Malkin too. Let's see if this thing gets legs now.


15 posted on 09/29/2005 12:49:16 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: hipaatwo; BigSkyFreeper


I'll have BSF send it on to Rush...lol.


16 posted on 09/29/2005 12:50:27 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: Mo1

Oh this is just to good to be true .. LOL!!



It's even better than that! I love it!


17 posted on 09/29/2005 12:50:30 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: hipaatwo

Get somebody to indict Reid. He will have to step down like Delay.


18 posted on 09/29/2005 12:51:26 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: hipaatwo

Have Davis and Jones contributed to Reid's campaign. If so was Chinese money laundered through black churches in Nevada?


19 posted on 09/29/2005 12:51:41 PM PDT by dblshot
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To: hipaatwo

Have Davis and Jones contributed to Reid's campaign. If so was Chinese money laundered through black churches in Nevada?


20 posted on 09/29/2005 12:51:43 PM PDT by dblshot
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To: hipaatwo
Ya know .. when the Dems step in it ... they step in it BIG ... *snicker*
21 posted on 09/29/2005 12:51:45 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: hipaatwo

Maybe DeLay was indicted because they knew this was coming.


22 posted on 09/29/2005 12:53:11 PM PDT by Revererdrv
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To: hipaatwo

It's not the nature of the evidence but the seriousness of the charges. Resign now Harry!!!


23 posted on 09/29/2005 12:53:36 PM PDT by dfwgator (Flower Mound, TX)
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To: hipaatwo
Moving to distance Reid from a possible scandal, aide Tessa Hafen said the senator sought the money on behalf of a nonprofit social services agency and not for the churches or persons who have been accused of mishandling the money.

"The money was administered by the Department of Justice, and it went to the agency in Nevada (Alliance Collegiums Association of Nevada)," Hafen said.

So Reid got the money for the ACAN, but not these people. The ACAN President is Rev. Willie Davis and Rev. McTheron Jones is their grant writer.

Nope, no direct connection there.

24 posted on 09/29/2005 12:53:36 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...
GASP!!

And I'm sure this will get just as much coverage as the DeLay story.

25 posted on 09/29/2005 12:56:31 PM PDT by OXENinFLA (Ample parking day or night, people spouting,"Howdy neighbor!")
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To: hipaatwo

I sent it to Drudge, Michelle Malkin, LGF, and Ankle Biting Pundits.

Can't hurt. lol


26 posted on 09/29/2005 12:57:18 PM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: onyx

I sent to Brit Hume and Brian (Moose)Wilson.


27 posted on 09/29/2005 12:57:20 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: Republican Red

Great! Pajamadeen rule!


28 posted on 09/29/2005 12:59:12 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: OXENinFLA
And I'm sure this will get just as much coverage as the DeLay story.

I'm thinking we won't be seeing Chrissy Matthew give Harry Reid a lecture on ethics and morals

29 posted on 09/29/2005 12:59:18 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: onyx

Sent! LOL!


30 posted on 09/29/2005 12:59:32 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Don't Get Stuck On Stupid!" - Lieutenant General Russell "Ragin' Cajun" Honore)
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To: hipaatwo


LOL! GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!

How about Neil Cavuto and Bill O'Reilly? LOL.


31 posted on 09/29/2005 12:59:44 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: onyx

What's funny is this article is from Reid's homestate newspaper. LOL!


32 posted on 09/29/2005 1:00:51 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Don't Get Stuck On Stupid!" - Lieutenant General Russell "Ragin' Cajun" Honore)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

GOOD! Thanks. I am one of the few who know Rush takes your stuff seriously and uses it. NOW, a lot of people know...lol.


33 posted on 09/29/2005 1:00:54 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: hipaatwo

34 posted on 09/29/2005 1:03:06 PM PDT by StoneGiant (Power without morality is disaster. Morality without power is useless.)
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To: onyx

How about Neil Cavuto and Bill O'Reilly? LOL




Your turn! LMAO!


35 posted on 09/29/2005 1:03:15 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: hipaatwo

So will the GOP go after Reid like the dims went after DeLay?


36 posted on 09/29/2005 1:03:41 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: hipaatwo

The DemocRATs have a "culture of corruption" /RAT talking point of today


37 posted on 09/29/2005 1:05:08 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: onyx

I sent it to BO'R! LOL!


38 posted on 09/29/2005 1:05:30 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Don't Get Stuck On Stupid!" - Lieutenant General Russell "Ragin' Cajun" Honore)
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To: hipaatwo
Knock Knock MSM where are you to report this. Nowhere huh.

I'll send a copy to Joe Scarborough and see if he has the courage to report it. While surfing last night, I watched a few minutes of Scarborough Country, and Howard Fineman and Pat Buchanan were being allowed to castigate the Bush Administration with no one to speak for the President. We'll see if Joe is interested in any semblance of fairness!

39 posted on 09/29/2005 1:05:42 PM PDT by PeskyOne
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To: hipaatwo


Michael Medved?
LOL!!!!


40 posted on 09/29/2005 1:07:00 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: BushisTheMan

The DemocRATs have a "Dark Cloud hanging over their Party" / another RAT talking point of today


41 posted on 09/29/2005 1:07:11 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: davidtalker; hipaatwo

Went for the gold -- as in David Gold!

Dallas radio show and a great FReeper!

Woo-Hoo!


42 posted on 09/29/2005 1:08:12 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: onyx

I also included a personal note to BO'R saying "this kinda corruption stuff is right up your alley, you always go after the corrupt people in power!"


43 posted on 09/29/2005 1:08:27 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Don't Get Stuck On Stupid!" - Lieutenant General Russell "Ragin' Cajun" Honore)
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To: Mo1
The money came from John Huang, who was convicted of making illegal contributions to the 1996 re-election campaign of President Clinton. At about the same time, Reid donated another $250 from Huang to the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Las Vegas. Reid said he made the contributions to the churches instead of returning the money to Huang because he did not think Huang deserved it. Hafen said Reid has not made contributions to Davis or his church since 1997.

So where did the money go?

44 posted on 09/29/2005 1:08:51 PM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper


Excellent! Good bait for BO'R.


45 posted on 09/29/2005 1:09:27 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: hipaatwo
I pinged Tony and I sent to NRO, now Powerline and Captains Quarters. BWAAAHAAAA!!

Don't forget to send this to Chris at Hardball. I am sure he will want to lead off his show with this breaking news.

46 posted on 09/29/2005 1:10:30 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: onyx
Well, well--so Dingy Harry may have stepped in it, huh?

Dare we hope?

Be still my beating heart...

47 posted on 09/29/2005 1:10:34 PM PDT by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: hipaatwo
I wouldn't bother with O'Reilly. It would be a waste of time. If you want Fox to take notice I would Freep Mail Tony Snow

As long as I was at it I also sent it to Instapundit and RealClearPolitcs.
48 posted on 09/29/2005 1:11:08 PM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: PeskyOne

John Huang? I was wondering when his name would appear again along with Maria Hsia? Huang had a secret clearence while working for the Commerce Department. He traveled with Ron Brown on the China trade trip. Soon the Asian connection will be appearing to assist Hillary with shopping bags of money and expertise. Mochtar Riady, where are you?


49 posted on 09/29/2005 1:11:20 PM PDT by oldironsides
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To: Czar


We're ALL hoping there's a there, here....lol.


50 posted on 09/29/2005 1:14:11 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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