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Congressman Tierney's Wife to Plead Guilty to Tax Charges
Boston.com ^ | Oct 5, 2010 | Shelley Murphy and Matt Viser

Posted on 10/05/2010 6:45:44 PM PDT by Sparky1776

The wife of US Representative John F. Tierney is poised to plead guilty tomorrow to federal tax charges for managing a bank account that her brother allegedly used to deposit millions of dollars in illegal gambling profits he raked in from an offshore sports betting operation based in Antigua.

Federal prosecutors filed documents that were unsealed today in US District Court in Boston charging Patrice Tierney, 59, who is married to the Salem Democrat, with four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns by her brother, Robert Eremian, of St. John's Antigua

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: democrat; fraud; massachusetts; taxcheat; tierney
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I'm shocked!

Go Hudak Go!

1 posted on 10/05/2010 6:45:47 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: A_Cougar; acapesket; Andy'smom; balls; bitt; C210N; CatQuilt; Celtic Cross; cmj328; DNME; ...

Massachusetts Ping!

THIS HAS TO HELP!


2 posted on 10/05/2010 6:47:33 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776

The wife of US Representative John F. Tierney is poised to plead guilty tomorrow to federal tax charges for managing a bank account that her brother allegedly used to deposit millions of dollars in illegal gambling profits he raked in from an offshore sports betting operation based in Antigua.

Federal prosecutors filed documents that were unsealed today in US District Court in Boston charging Patrice Tierney, 59, who is married to the Salem Democrat, with four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns by her brother, Robert Eremian, of St. John’s Antigua.


3 posted on 10/05/2010 6:52:08 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sparky1776

The shocking thing to me is that they identified the political party as “Democrat” in the second paragraph.

THAT is shocking!


4 posted on 10/05/2010 6:53:03 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: FreedomPoster

It’s also pleasantly shocking that they didn’t postpone this for one more month, until after the election.


5 posted on 10/05/2010 6:54:55 PM PDT by ChuteTheMall (Tagline: If you're reading this, I'm influencing your mind.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy

In play, in play!


6 posted on 10/05/2010 6:56:22 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: FreedomPoster

“identified the political party as “Democrat””

“THAT is shocking!”

I know, I know. Got to enjoy it while it lasts!


7 posted on 10/05/2010 6:56:58 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776
Methinks the swamp is too thick to drain...

8 posted on 10/05/2010 6:57:51 PM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: Sparky1776

Tierney’s fugitive brother, Robert Eremian, and another sibling face charges including racketeering, money laundering and operating an illegal gambling business.

Congressman Tierney says his wife believed that Eremian’s income came from a career in selling or licensing software to legal internet gambling businesses.


9 posted on 10/05/2010 6:58:27 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: FreedomPoster

Shocking,

but the real question is this:
Was her brother really that good of a gambler, or was the account a payoff account for the congressman?


10 posted on 10/05/2010 6:59:01 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: ChuteTheMall

“they didn’t postpone this for one more month, until after the election.”

I’m thinking perhaps there’s more to come - Barney Frank is all about online, offshore gambling.


11 posted on 10/05/2010 6:59:25 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776

Do you think this will get much cover by NECN and MA news programs?


12 posted on 10/05/2010 7:01:11 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 ("The summer of recovery will be followed by the fall of the regime." Howie Carr 9/3/10 WXTK Radio)
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To: JulieRNR21

I’m not sure Julie - got a little clue to look around listening to WBZ tonight about something breaking - I’m thinking this is it.


13 posted on 10/05/2010 7:02:38 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776

http://tinyurl.com/2ak592y


14 posted on 10/05/2010 7:04:22 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Patrice Tierney, 59, who is married to the Salem Democrat
Obviously a Demwit, else the headline would have read "Republican Congressman..." Thanks Sparky1776.

15 posted on 10/05/2010 7:05:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Sparky1776

Tierney dude’s website says absolutely NOWHERE that he is a friggin’ DemocRAT!!!


16 posted on 10/05/2010 7:09:37 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: JulieRNR21

“Do you think this will get much cover by NECN and MA news programs?”

It’ll get more coverage on Poker Superstars on Spike.


17 posted on 10/05/2010 7:09:57 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: kcvl

Thanks for that link Kcvl.


18 posted on 10/05/2010 7:10:05 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776

But in the cozy back room of a modern house that once served as the Chinese Embassy, past the lazy dogs in the yard and the bicycles in the driveway, Bob Eremian was entertaining Americans in a different way.

It was two hours before the start of Sunday’s Super Bowl game in San Diego, and Eremian, in short pants and bare feet, was sitting in front of three computer screens, overseeing a sports betting operation that would take over 10,000 bets on the game before the day was over.

“They’re calling from all over the U.S. today,” he said, as the 25 telephone operators seated in front of him quickly logged bets into their computers. “That’s what people want to do,” Eremian said. “Bet on sports.”

Wagering on sports is illegal in the United States, except in Nevada and Oregon. But over the past two years, a small number of bookmakers have packed up their lists of customers and traveled south, along with some first-time bookies, to take refuge in tiny West Indies countries like this one.

Licensed by the local government and using advanced technology to communicate, set odds on games and record wagers, they have created hundreds of jobs for local residents and rapidly built an offshore sports book industry that gaming analysts say is taking in 1 percent to 5 percent of the $100 billion that is bet illegally on sports each year in the United States.

http://tinyurl.com/25gohyg


19 posted on 10/05/2010 7:10:56 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sparky1776

Sad to say, Tierney will be reelected; this is Massachusetts after all.


20 posted on 10/05/2010 7:12:21 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: kcvl

I’m wondering if John Kerry’s boat makes it down that way on occasion?


21 posted on 10/05/2010 7:13:24 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776

As if that would surprise anyone.


22 posted on 10/05/2010 7:15:51 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: no dems

I dunno about that, the 6th has been moved from a Safe Dem seat just “likely Dem” by realpolitics.com

Folks are paying attention these days. They’re angry.


23 posted on 10/05/2010 7:16:47 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776

I loved the part about voters seperating spouse activity from candidate.

Ofcourse that doesn’t apply to Whitman,( hubby gave SSA letter to maid to take care of).


24 posted on 10/05/2010 7:17:21 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Marty62

Good point Marty.


25 posted on 10/05/2010 7:18:29 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: JulieRNR21

Julie - Tierney & Hudak are scheduled for a debate Thursday night, 8PM on FOX25.


26 posted on 10/05/2010 7:19:54 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776; STARWISE; onyx; maggief; penelopesire; Liz

Who’s keeping the list.


27 posted on 10/05/2010 7:22:00 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Sparky1776
The TEA Party and GOP needs to make commercials of these ETHICAL members of Congress.

They can always use something like Nancy Pelosi bragging about ETHICAL the Democrats are, and then pictures and statements about Charley Rangel, this person, as well as the other Congress Critters who have ETHICAL problems (such as the Congress Critter from Dallas who gave away Scholarships to Family).

There is also the Congress Critter from California with Corruption about a bank and her husband...

The GOP has great stuff for Commericals this year -- they should take advantage of it...

28 posted on 10/05/2010 7:22:18 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: no dems; Sparky1776

I live in the district. Before the wife was caught cashing checks for her brother, Tierney was in for a fight. Scott Brown did very well here in Jan. Some towns I couldn’t believe he won. Hudak has more signs than Tierney does. This district was the last one in MA to have a GOP rep(Peter Torkildson).


29 posted on 10/05/2010 7:23:44 PM PDT by GQuagmire (Hey now!)
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To: topher

“The GOP has great stuff for Commericals this year — they should take advantage of it...”

If they don’t I really question if they deserve our votes.


30 posted on 10/05/2010 7:25:14 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Marty62

How many people know that Detroit Congressman JOhn Conyers’ (D) wife just went to federal prison ? He refused to pay her legal fees and she ended up with a public defender...hmm.


31 posted on 10/05/2010 7:26:19 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: GQuagmire

I agree GQ - this could put Hudak over the top - they’re debating Thurs on FOX25!!!!


32 posted on 10/05/2010 7:26:36 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: no dems

Not this year.


33 posted on 10/05/2010 7:32:24 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Sioux-san; Sparky1776

There would be huge headlines in the NYT & The Globe if a Republican Congressman’s wife went to jail.

It would be breaking news on CNN & MSNBC!


34 posted on 10/05/2010 7:33:07 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 ("The summer of recovery will be followed by the fall of the regime." Howie Carr 9/3/10 WXTK Radio)
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To: JulieRNR21

On WBZ radio now!


35 posted on 10/05/2010 7:42:41 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776
Indictment from August for Tierney brothers-in-law
36 posted on 10/05/2010 7:43:13 PM PDT by GQuagmire (Hey now!)
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To: JulieRNR21

Let’s see.......

Delahunt doesn’t run because of serial murderer Amy Bishop, then there’s tax cheat John Kerry, Fannie Freddie & Frank, John Tierney’s tax cheating wife............


37 posted on 10/05/2010 7:45:01 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: GQuagmire

GQ - Howie will be great tomorrow!


38 posted on 10/05/2010 7:47:54 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: hoosiermama; Sparky1776; onyx; maggief; penelopesire; Liz; kcvl

Aside from the CA operation and wife’s money
laundering, isn’t online gambling legal in Antigua ?


39 posted on 10/05/2010 7:48:09 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: GQuagmire

so does hudak have a real chance? Is ocare popular in the district?
Maybe scott brown can endorse and support here.


40 posted on 10/05/2010 7:48:32 PM PDT by heiss
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To: STARWISE

Opening line from link above:

“Boston, Mass. - A Superseding Indictment was issued today charging four men with racketeering and related offenses in connection with their participation in a large scale illegal gambling business which utilized an Antiguan Internet site, but operated in the continental United States.”


41 posted on 10/05/2010 7:50:03 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: heiss

This is one of four districts in play out of ten total according to several sources.


42 posted on 10/05/2010 7:51:32 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776

The article mentions “federal prosecutors” so this is not a Republican version of an October surprise.


43 posted on 10/05/2010 7:51:51 PM PDT by Walvoord
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To: Sparky1776

Can’t wait to hear Howie’s take tomorrow!


44 posted on 10/05/2010 7:52:14 PM PDT by copwife (All God's creatures have a place in the choir!)
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To: Sparky1776
Taxes are something that only Republicans and conservatives are supposed to pay.

sarc/

45 posted on 10/05/2010 7:53:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Furlough the Congress!)
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To: copwife

This is like Xmas in July!


46 posted on 10/05/2010 7:53:35 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Sparky1776

Gotcha, thanks.

Because her brother lives in Antigua,
I made the error of assuming that it
was also run from there.


47 posted on 10/05/2010 7:56:44 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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Then there’s the corruption right before us, in plain view:

http://www.bostonherald.com/projects/your_tax_dollars.bg?src=State#page=1&results_per_page=20&order_by=earnings%20desc&src=State&action=get_data&payroll_search=&department_name=


48 posted on 10/05/2010 7:58:55 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: acapesket

No, Christmas would be if Capuano didn’t get re-elected.

Christmas and New Year’s combined if Capuano and Meehan bit the dust.


49 posted on 10/05/2010 8:00:32 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

Meehan is making $280,000 / yr as U-Mass Chancellor, see link right above.


50 posted on 10/05/2010 8:04:43 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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