Skip to comments.Caught in the Searchlight: Hsu, Reid, and the Searchlight Leadership Fund
Posted on 09/13/2007 12:59:08 PM PDT by Fedora
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Ummmm. Vegas. The perfect place to launder money. As they say, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Next line of defense from the Hsu polishers.
Hsu was great at playing Keno. Or maybe it was the horses !
A HSU box
Looks like Dingy Harry has a Chink in his armour.
Outstanding! But we know this will never taint the undertaker or any other elected democrat. They are without morals so lying, cheating, any illegal fundraising, it’s all irrelevant unless it is a Republican in the spotlight. The democrat party is thoroughly corrupt. They now have control of the House and Senate. Do we actually think they will even dump William Jefferson who was caught hiding marked tens of thousands in his home freezer? Come on! But I do applaud your tenacity in digging this all out. Keep up the good work, perhaps someday Americans will start to care that the democrat party is empowered by the blood of the aborted little ones and sustained by graft and absolute corruption.
Rove, Hsu Magnificent Bastard!
It is time we accept and punish this kind of criminal activity. We have politicians being bought outright by outsiders not of this country making decisions for our country but definitly not in the interest of our country. It is time we send a clear message when voting from this day forward, It is time to take back America and punish the traitors!
"Sock!!! Harry, it's your fault our approval raings are so low."
"Ouch. Back off, Nancy. You ain't so hot, yourself."
Nice job. Thanks.
I’ll take a wack at this as time permits. Great job though.
Anyone at the national level following this should go to the Clark County Assessor’s office:
Type in Reid and Harry and you will find the 200 acres of land he and his family has bought in Searchlight. Problem is, that land is dry as a bone, only way it’s worth anything is if Reid and his son Rory pull a miracle out of the political corruption bag and steal some water. Friend of Harry is developer Jim Rhodes, who has a development across the way in Arizona, which somehow wrangled water.
Here’s the big deals, Jay Brown is a partner with Reid in some of the land. Jay Brown is a “former” partner of Oscar Goodman, now Las Vegas mayor and “former” lawyer to the mob. Jay Brown was also part of another crooked deal with Reid that hit the news just before the 2006 election but was crushed. Jay Brown hooks to Rhodes. Rhodes gave bad bundled contributions to Reid and one Dario Herrera (Reid’s protege for Congress in 2002 now doing slammer time fortaking bribes from titty bar owner Michael Galardi). Erin Kenny (slated for the Lt. Governor slot), another Reid protege, is still on Rhodes payroll but is headed to the slammer for taking developer bribes, titty bar bribes, etc. etc.
I could go on and on and on. Harry is one dirty politician who plays on his goody Mormon issue and everyone covers up for both Reid and Oscar Goodman.
“By April 2007, FEC documents indicate that Giarraputo had been replaced as Searchlight Leadership Fund treasurer by Memphis-based attorney Claude E. Zobell, Jr. A Utah native, Zobell is the brother of Charles Zobell, managing editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He served on the US District Court of Nevada in the early 1980s, when Reid was chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission. He became Reids first chief of staff in 1983 when Reid became a Congressman, and he has prepared Reids financial disclosures since then, including the disclosures misreporting Reids dealings with Jay Brown.”
The guy you need to look up is Don Williams, political consultant/culinary/quasi mafia link who helped on Reid’s failed early campaign in the 70’s. Don’s actually a good guy, but he knows where the bodies are buried.
Bump for later read — good research, thank you
Thanks for the tips. There’s stuff on his Searchlight properties in his Senate financial disclosures, too. Some of the other folks you mention connect with the Strippergate investigation. I snipped a lot out to keep this short, but like you say, it goes on and on. . .
Thanks for the ping!
GSting is the name of strippergate (as you call it). Be wary, everyone is linked together. Oscar Goodman - Jay Brown - Harry Reid - Dario Herrera - Erin Kenny - Lance Malone - Jim Rhodes - the police - A lot of people already going to jail. Wonder why the national media are too stupid to do their homework.
A big question is who squashed the investigations just prior to the 2006 election? There were at least an AP group and an LA Times group after Harry and it all dried up. I wonder if anyone in the FBI ever reads this stuff?
The dogged researcher Fedora, shows that Hillary is not the only one with a Hsu problem. Harry Reid is also intimately tied to the mysterious donor with no visible means of support.
Federal Election Commission documents record that on May 17, 2007, Hsu donated $1,000 to the Searchlight Leadership Fund, a political action committee associated with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid... These donations to Searchlight expose a funding conduit reaching to the heart of Harry Reid's political machine. The financial trail stretches back to Reid's hometown, his longtime business associate Jay Brown, and his Nevada gambling industry patrons; and it connects the Hsu affair to scandal-ridden lobbyists William Oldaker and Jack Abramoff, Reid's financial consigliere Claude Zobell, and a political action committee targeting freshmen Congressmen.Thanks Fred!
Yeah, Strippergate goes by the name GSting/G-sting, too, there’s a Las Vegas and a San Diego end to it. I forget which name it’s keyworded under here.
I think AP and LAT are still on the story, but they need support from law enforcement and the courts, which they’re obviously not going to get locally from Oscar Goodman’s people. . .Don’t know what DOJ has been doing with it, I’m pretty sure the Bureau has been following it but once an investigation gets handed off to DOJ you get into the type of complications you see in the William Jefferson case, where you’ve got hard evidence but there’s all kinds of 4th Amendment red tape the lawyers can keep tied up for years. Bringing down someone in Reid’s position is no small task. Still, it can happen. Jim Wright had to resign.
I heard that got picked up, hadn’t seen the actual link yet. Thanks for the heads-up!
Quick! I think Rush picked your story up! 12:24:pm 9-14-07
Reid wrote letters helpful to the Indian tribes for Abramoff. What did Hillary do for Hsu in return for $850,000?
Thanks! I missed it, but I’ll see if I can find it online.
Thanks for the link. Another way to approach the excellent question you raise: what donor could afford $850,000?
This is also a Must Read on Lucianne’s site!!
Great job, as usual.
Thanks, mabelkitty!—good to see you! :-)