Skip to comments.RAT Frank Ballance to hold another fundraiser before prison term starts (Funerally alert)
Posted on 12/26/2005 7:56:54 PM PST by Libloather
Ballance to hold another fundraiser before prison term starts
Dec 26, 2005 : 3:37 pm ET
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former Rep. Frank Ballance is holding one last fundraiser before he begins serving a four-year prison term at the end of this week.
Ballance, a Democrat from Warrenton who represented the First District of North Carolina, resigned in June 2004 for health reasons before completing his first term. He was sentenced to prison in October after pleading guilty to funneling tax dollars into his foundation and using $100,000 for himself and his family.
He will be honored Wednesday at the Roanoke River Community Center in Roanoke Rapids. An invitation to the event says donations are welcome and checks should be made payable to the former congressman, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported.
The event is sponsored by "All People Who Love Freedom and Justice," according to the invitation.
Ballance, an influential state legislator who served in Raleigh from 1983 until his election to Congress in 2002, is due to report to prison two days later.
Earlier this month, several hundred supporters of Ballance gathered at a Hertford County church for a farewell luncheon for the former lawmaker. Comedian and social activist Dick Gregory headlined the event.
"All People Who Love Freedom and Justice"
Correction: should read "All people who love freedom (from accountability,) and um, on the other hand just-us."
Someone should video tape the crowd at this event. I'll bet that would be "who's who" of political crooks. They could save it for future reference.