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AP Exclusive: Harry Reid Got $1M in Land Sale (Hadn't owned the property for three years)
Breitbart ^ | 10/11/10 | JOHN SOLOMON and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY

Posted on 10/15/2010 4:34:34 PM PDT by Libloather

AP Exclusive: Reid Got $1M in Land Sale
By JOHN SOLOMON and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY
Associated Press Writers
Oct 11 01:13 PM US/Eastern

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn't personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show.

In the process, Reid did not disclose to Congress an earlier sale in which he transferred his land to a company created by a friend and took a financial stake in that company, according to records and interviews.

The Nevada Democrat's deal was engineered by Jay Brown, a longtime friend and former casino lawyer whose name surfaced in a major political bribery trial this summer and in other prior organized crime investigations. He's never been charged with wrongdoing—except for a 1981 federal securities complaint that was settled out of court.

Land deeds obtained by The Associated Press during a review of Reid's business dealings show:

_The deal began in 1998 when Reid bought undeveloped residential property on Las Vegas' booming outskirts for about $400,000. Reid bought one lot outright, and a second parcel jointly with Brown. One of the sellers was a developer who was benefiting from a government land swap that Reid supported. The seller never talked to Reid.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: harry; harryreid; land; lasvegas; nevada; reid
Good money if you can steal it.
1 posted on 10/15/2010 4:34:36 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

why all the dem expect the rich to pay the taxes if they keep excusing all the rich dem from paying it


2 posted on 10/15/2010 4:38:24 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Libloather
What took the AP so long?

We've known about this for years.
I am rather surprised AP actually recognized and wrote about it.

3 posted on 10/15/2010 4:39:04 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-2-10!)
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To: Libloather

Rush spoke of this. He was also head of the Las Vegas gaming commission for a few years. Hmmmmm


4 posted on 10/15/2010 4:39:50 PM PDT by ColdOne (GOP. Gutless Old Politicians :^)).....)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
I am rather surprised AP actually recognized and wrote about it. Friday news dump.
5 posted on 10/15/2010 4:41:13 PM PDT by ColdOne (GOP. Gutless Old Politicians :^)).....)
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To: Libloather

This is probably what Reid meant by “...from the private sector” when Angle asked him how he got so rich even though he’d been in the Senate for long.


6 posted on 10/15/2010 4:41:13 PM PDT by paudio (How could you be an open-minded person if you are a liberal?)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
I remember this story too. It was 2004 or 2006 I think. Didn't seem to matter to any experts at the time, although it is clearly another sign of corruption.

Mrs. Prince of Space

7 posted on 10/15/2010 4:44:25 PM PDT by Prince of Space
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To: ColdOne

Rush spoke of this. He was also head of the Las Vegas gaming commission for a few years. Hmmmmm>>>>>>

In the movie “Casino” you can see a character playing him who rejects DeNiro for a gambling license. A composite half Reid and half other sleazeballs


8 posted on 10/15/2010 4:44:45 PM PDT by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confuscius.)
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To: Libloather

DIRTY HARRY!


9 posted on 10/15/2010 4:46:50 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: Libloather

There used to be a Freeper who posted incredibly revealing info about Reid’s mob role as “Mr. Cleanface.” If that Freeper is still around, this would be a good time to refresh everyone’s memory about this notorious crook.


10 posted on 10/15/2010 4:49:20 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: Libloather

October surprise. Good to see our side has learned how to do it.


11 posted on 10/15/2010 4:49:59 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Libloather

Gee. It almost sounds like he’s a ... crook.


12 posted on 10/15/2010 4:50:26 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Libloather
Fixed income Harry Reid forgot during the debate last night that property had value.

Poor little Harry has to get by on only his Senate salary and occasional million dollar property income.

He also forgot to explain that his sons work as lobbyists who sell access to the Senate Majority leader. He may have paid their college tuition but without access to him and the Senate they lack employment.

His sons move from one law practice to the next yet the only thing they bring is a corrupt relationship with him.

Yes, I am accusing Harry Reid of criminal conduct.

13 posted on 10/15/2010 4:52:26 PM PDT by highpockets
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To: Libloather

FReepers have known this for a looooooooong time. He is a dim... he gets a pass... they all get a pass on crimes of every kind.

LLS


14 posted on 10/15/2010 5:12:26 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; writer33

I hope that Sharron Angle runs a TV ad on this.


15 posted on 10/15/2010 5:50:36 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: hampdenkid
Yeah. That was Fedora.
I blogged about it here

Fedora's original research (exclusive to FR) part 1

part 2

16 posted on 10/15/2010 5:52:21 PM PDT by grandpa jones (Obama must be exhausted, having to tote that giant brain of his around all the time.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

So many things to nail the dirty one with, so little time....I hope she doesn’t waste a second!


17 posted on 10/15/2010 6:05:50 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremists use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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To: Libloather

Notice how this is not a headline on Yahoo even though it is an AP article.


18 posted on 10/15/2010 6:35:37 PM PDT by willk
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To: grandpa jones

You’re right, that was Fedora (how could a Sinatra fan like me forget fedora?). Thanks for linking the info. I am convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that Reid was as mobbed up as it’s possible to be. Thank goodness it looks like he may be about to sleep with the fishes.


19 posted on 10/15/2010 6:37:20 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: Libloather

Well, he made all of his fixed income from a private practice, don’t ya know.


20 posted on 10/15/2010 6:45:53 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Time to Clean House.)
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To: Libloather
..BUT he made his money from his law practice--all 3 years of it?

Ya think he falsified his resume'?

21 posted on 10/15/2010 6:49:19 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: dennisw

Reid’s composite character was played by Dick Smothers(of the Smothers Brothers—dark hair).


22 posted on 10/15/2010 6:49:41 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

right you are!


23 posted on 10/16/2010 2:16:46 AM PDT by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confuscius.)
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To: Libloather
This story came out in 2006. Harry Reid's scandal, which puts Foley into new light.

Why is it news now?

-PJ

24 posted on 10/16/2010 2:28:53 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Libloather
AP: The seller never talked to Reid.

How does AP know?

25 posted on 10/16/2010 6:49:32 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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