Skip to comments.Rostenkowski's downfall charted in newly released FBI files
Posted on 06/30/2011 8:06:59 PM PDT by STARWISE
Per records, powerful congressman offered to quit, then fought allegations
Mayor Richard M. Daley, right, and U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski attend a news conference together in 1993. Daley praised the longtime congressman after his death last August.
The theft of just $7,000 by a stamp clerk in the U.S. House Post Office mushroomed into a federal investigation that brought down one of the most powerful congressmen in the country, the late Daniel Rostenkowski of Chicago, according to records released Thursday by the FBI.
The documents reveal that the FBI in 1992 was told by a "reliable source" that Rostenkowski, then head of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, had offered his resignation if officials would agree not to prosecute him. He made the offer some time after the investigation of the Congressional Post Office started in 1991.
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I guess in Chicago, theft of "just $7,000" by a government employee *is* considered insignificant.
Now all the Rats got is perverts like Wiener and Massa.
Yep .. at least they wouldn’t be focused 24/7 on destroying
Yeah, they were the good old days, when the dirtbag dem criminals were comical, sort of like The Three Stooges. Now they’re more like the creepy, pervert, metrosexual comics, Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert and the ultimate bizarro world comic turned US Senator, Al Franken.
Sorry, but the only thing worse than a congress-critter is a congress-critter who doesn’t have to worry about what his constituents think because he can’t run for re-election.
The theft of JUST $7000.... Unbelievable!!! Apparently Democrats aren’t REAL thieves until they steal billions!!! So DC is LOADED, ain’t it!!!
How far do you have to go in this article before it identifies these political leaders and crooks as (D).