Skip to comments.Guilty Verdict in Bribe Trial (Zimmermann still asserts innocence)
Posted on 08/11/2006 1:37:07 PM PDT by lesser_satan
In gushes of anger, humor, acceptance and even gratitude, former Minneapolis City Council Member Dean Zimmermann readied himself for federal prison Thursday after a jury convicted him on three counts of political corruption.
"Everything I was convicted of was manufactured by the FBI,'' Zimmermann contended as he left federal court in Minneapolis, where the verdict was read after an eight-day trial that concluded Wednesday.
Seven women and five men found Zimmermann guilty of three charges related to allegations he accepted three payments totaling $7,200 from a developer who sought Zimmermann's help at City Hall....(continues)
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...And ZImmerman's party affiliation is????????
Minneapolis city council commie ping!
He is a Green member!
Geez! If I felt I was framed, I don't think I'd have "gushes of anger, humor, acceptance and even gratitude".
Maybe Kermit the frog could explain his feelings in Sesame Street terms. He's a greenie too.
BTW. Check out the MN Freeper board. Picnic coming up on 9/9.
I was bored just now, so here's a photoshop of Jason with Lootie and Green Helmet Guy. Feel free to use it on the next Jason live thread.
Oh my! Snort!
No, not next week, September 9th, and I expect to see that on poster board. LOL
Thay could sing a duet of It's Not Easy Being Green! (just thought of that)
Oh yeah, what the hell was I thinking? I'll have to see about that date too. There's a huge trade show (IMTS) in Chicago from 9-6 through 9-13, and I'm not sure which dates I'll have to be there. That's the bad part of working for a sales organization, having to go out of town on short notice all the time.
Hands over ears! I had to live through those Sesame Street video years.
Perhaps a loop of that song should be Zimmerman's punishment. LOL
What I love about these Minneapolis bribery arrests is that all these clowns risk their lives, careers, family, jail time, everything they've ever had and worked for--for peanuts! Five grand, seven grand...In Biernat's case, it was plumbing!
Sure is a first-class town.
I was just poking around the internet, and googled my FR screenname Yes, I have freetime, my boys all went to the cabin.
I came up with this: http://embrace.fuzzine.be/
Any idea what that site is about?
Okaaay. Every link to this site has just been pulled. It was very anti-semitic and ominous. Unghh!
1) Former state DFL Sen. Winston "Win" Borden was sentenced today to serve 27 months in prison for failing to pay federal income taxes for the past six years. (10/27/04 Pioneer Press) CONVICTED!
2) State DFL Rep. Phyllis Kahn pleaded guilty to theft on Thursday for stealing campaign literature. Hennepin County District Judge Stephen Aldrich ordered Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, to pay $200 in prosecution costs but agreed to defer any additional sentence for a year and dismiss the misdemeanor charge then if she has no similar violations. (9/24/04 Star Tribune) PLED GUILTY, FINED!
3) A federal grand jury indicted former state DFL Rep. Loren Jennings on Tuesday on charges of mail fraud and money laundering and accused him of using the power of his legislative office to steer $650,000 in state grant money to a telephone-pole recycling business in which he had a financial interest. (10/20/04 Star Tribune) CONVICTED!
4)A Minnesota sports entrepreneur who was awaiting sentencing for a fraud conviction is in jail after allegedly lying to try to borrow more money. Pat Forciea [Former DFL operative], 46, had pleaded guilty in July to fraud charges involving more than $5.6 million in bank loans he used to buy minor league hockey teams. [snip] In July Forciea admitted engineering a spree of wire fraud, forgeries and unauthorized cash transfers in an attempt to build a minor league hockey and baseball empire. His plan collapsed after one of his employees uncovered falsified business documents that inflated the worth of one of his hockey teams. (11/6/04 Pioneer Press) CONVICTED!
5) Brian Herron, Minneapolis City Council member served prison time for corruption. CONVICTED!
6) Joe Biernat, Minneapolis City Council member is served prison time for corruption. CONVICTED!
7) The Federal Elections Commission has fined the Minnesota House Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus $45,000 for campaign finance violations. The FEC ruled the House DFL caucus illegally transferred $69,200 between its state and federal campaign accounts between January and October 2002. FINED!
8. Twenty-first Century Democrats, a national political action committee that was active in Minnesota this year, has received a record fine for failing to disclose its donors to state regulators. Two fines, totaling $317,950, were announced Tuesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. (12/22/04 Pioneer Press) FINED!
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