Skip to comments.Obama's Computer Chief Once Shoplifted 4 Shirts
Posted on 08/10/2009 10:35:06 AM PDT by grundle
Now it can be told: The mysterious petty theft that President Barack Obama's new computer chief committed at age 21 was shoplifting four dress shirts worth $134 from J.C. Penney.
A 1996 Montgomery County, Md., police report obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday under a public records law shows Vivek Kundra was observed by a security guard putting the men's shirts into a shopping bag and leaving the store without paying. Sgt. Tom Stanton wrote that Kundra was arrested after a brief foot chase and the property was recovered.
Kundra pleaded guilty, paid a $100 fine and $55 in court courts and was ordered to do 80 hours of community service. The White House has called a "youthful indiscretion" long ago resolved.
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Well I am SHOCKED, SHOCKED I tell ya....someone on obama’s staff did something illegal? I am SHOCKED......./sarcasm OFF
Another Chicago Crook.
Theft is a youthful indescretion? Is the Ozero administration’s generational theft a youthful indescretion, as well? I guess so.
Gawsh, does TOTUS employ ANYONE without a criminal record???
It’s like a gang. In order to work for Resident Soetoro, you have to commit a crime for your initiation.
However, if he had just come out, said "Yep, I screwed up. Won't do that again.", he'd have been much better off.
I'm more concerned with the fact that he thought that he was smarter than the sumtotal of the American People.
No, no, it wasn’t shoplifting....it was an “undocumented sale.”
He should be okay if he left them off his tax return.
Afrikakorps? Was he looking for the secret of the lost Kenyan Birth Certificate?
Rhetorical question, of course...
I was posting on freerepublic when I was 21, I was already at the age where I knew better.
He couldn’t have waited for the J.C. Pennys 50% off Mens Clothing Sale?
At that age I was working and paid for my stuff...in addition to a new Camaro, and apartment. I knew what was right and wrong.
Stealing a couple of shirts is a misdemeanor in comparison to Geithner and others in Bam’s adminstration who were out and out tax evaders. Have no fear Bam will probably give the shop lifter the Presidential Medal of Freedom next year.
If I had done that, I would not pass the security screening to teach in a public school.
It caught up with Gibbs?
“Now it can be told”....????
Is the media admitting to hiding any and everything potentially damaging to Obama?
Yes..I believe they are...LOL. Wonder when they are going to tell the truth about Obama and Tony Rezko or Blago? How bout the truth about Obama’s hidden records?
"As Vivek Kundra, President Obama's choice for U.S. chief information officer, was speaking about government transparency at the Washington, D.C., convention center on Thursday morning, his former offices a few blocks away were being raided by the FBI."
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More Chicago thuggery. Why, oh, why am I not surprised???? LOL.
I joined two weeks after my 19th birthday, doesn't mean there aren't a few things I'd like to forget. Like the bet that I couldn't drive home from Jack in the Box, backward, at the speed limit, and not get a ticket. A distance of about 3 miles.
With all the big O problems we have, this seems a waste of outrage.
A few days ago, when it was first mentioned, I wrote to email@example.com and gave them a piece of my mind about what they were doing and exactly how it fit the brown shirt mold.
Today I decided to go back to the firstname.lastname@example.org website to ask them if they were still attached to their putrid snitch gathering and before I got to the site I got a warning saying I was being logged onto the site as 'flag', that it might be a trick and did I still want to go ahead and click on the link again? My neighbor, a young 14 year old computer jock if there ever was one said DO NOT DO IT...it might have a means of messing up my system.
So I didn't do it.
Has anyone else encountered this? Just wondering.
Would someone help me get some perspective here?
Would he be admissible into one of our military academies with this sort of youthful indiscretion?
But in a crime like shoplifting you'd have to wonder how many times he had got away with it before he actually got caught.
I believe, Mr. Carter’s press secretary, Jody Powell, got thrown out of the Air Force Academy for cheating.
No one in the press made a big deal about it.
Gee, what a surprise.
True, and a fair point.
Personally, I'd just rather be judged on the man I am today, rather than the dumb*ss college student I was at 21. Granted, I never shoplifted, but I did things that were equally stupid.
My problem with this story stems from the apparent coverup, rather than this guy's actions. Why is it that Dems always seem to think that they're smarter than everyone else?
Liars, cheats and thieves. Why am I not suprised!
Oh my, yet another democrat that is either a thief, conman, imposter, LIAR. Geee, what a surprise.
Youthful indiscretion my a$$! He is black, so he gets out of jail free!
LOL!!! I’ll have to use that phrase sometime.
“Like the bet that I couldn’t drive home from Jack in the Box, backward, at the speed limit, and not get a ticket. A distance of about 3 miles.”
Aw come on, tell us the rest of the story!
I don’t know about that, but we have two internationally adopted Children we would’nt have if we either one of us had this on our records.
Oh, ok, will check that out! I have my original note that I sent saved.
Anyone else note the irony - the Virginia flag is behind him with its motto ‘Sic Semper Tyrannis’ - thus always to tyrants.
This is about what you’d expect from the gang that was going to bring ethics and accountability back to government. Personally, I’m hoping that another Gary Aldrich emerges. He was the White House FBI liaision who blew the whistle on various shennanigans in the Clinton Administration.
As Mr. Aldrich described in his book, members of the Clinton team presented serious (ahem) challenges in obtaining security clearances. On their SF 86 (the basic form filled out by anyone applying for a new clearance or renewal of their existing one), some Clinton staffers admitted to drug use and/or sexual debauchery that would disqualify mere mortals (read: military personnel or civil service staffers). As you might have guessed, most of them still got their clearances.
Of course, it’s worth remembering that the current POTUS wouldn’t qualify for a security clearance as a member of the armed forces, a federal agent, or a civilian intelligence analyst. Not with his history of drug use and questionable associations.
I believe it is a requirement to be a criminal to be in his administration.
No surprise here. More disgust. Yes, add my name to the “snitch website”! Obama is a liar. Obama is an ILLEGAL. Obama wants to murder the elderly and is emboldened through his cavalier attitude to murdering infants and the unborn. Yes, THIS is what his health care bill is about. REPORT ME!
ALL that is going on here, with the snitch website, is giving Obama a pass for a DICTATORSHIP! Yes, I mean a dictatorship. We are working up to the movie 1984 by George Orwell. Animal Farm by George Orwell is a good, get up to speed, book and movie to 1984. Any disagreement with the government is NOT tolerated. Intimidation, force and ignoring YOU and smearing YOU are all part of the plan.
WAKE UP AMERICA!
I hear ya.
This is a lot less serious, IMO, that George W. Bush’s DUI... on the other hand, it’s a lot more recent.
Were the shirts brown?
Youthful indiscretion my A___!! He was a full grown man! "Youthful indiscretion" is when you steal candy at age 10. If he's still a thief by age 21, he's lots worse now.
Off with his head! He commited a crime when he was 21, 13 years ago, and there is no chance that he learned his lesson, paid his punishment, and became a better person! How do we know? Because he’s a DEMOCRAT! And we know that all Dems are EVIL EVIL EVIL! They never change! That is why we must hate or pity but certainly DESPISE half our fellow citizens!
We are without sin, which is why we can cast stones! They do things we abhor, so we are justified in doing similar abhorrent things!
This guy did a stupid crime against property when he was 21. He paid his dues. But cut him NO slack because:
1.) He works for Obama
2.) He is a DEmocrat.
3.) They don’t cut our guys any slack, do they?
4.) Evil stupid people like Dems never ever change or grow or do any of the other things we, the good guys, do, like feel patriotism or love for their kids or have a work ethic or believe in God etc etc
Where does all this hatred of the other half of our population get us? We are supposed to hate the sin, not the sinner, but hatred of Obama is so great that we hate the sinners now as well.
What are you proposing to do with the other half of our citizenry who are registered Dems? Because they are out there and they have won at the ballot box. And that is the way our system is supposed to be better than all the others - debate, discourse, elections. Not violent revolutions and coups and killing.
What are we going to do about the people on the other side?
Because they talk about us in the exact same language we use about them. Where is the “Common Good”?