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(Cain Accuser Link?) Cracker Barrel PAC Employee Indicted
AccessNorthGA.com ^ | 11-04-2011 | AccessNorthGa

Posted on 11/04/2011 12:41:29 AM PDT by parksstp

LEBANON, TENNESSEE - The former treasurer of a political action committee operated by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Incorporated has been arraigned on charges of stealing more than $70,000 from the organization......

"Forth was manager of political affairs for the National Restaurant Association in Washington, D.C., from January 1997 until April 1998."

(Excerpt) Read more at accessnorthga.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1997; 1998; 2012; cain; cainsexualharrass; cpa; crackerbarrel; nra; nradc; tomdelay
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I think I found the Accuser's boss. If the timeline is right. She left in May 1998 according to the Politico/PJ Media Story. If this is the "boss" she worked for and had difficulty getting along with, you'd have to wonder if maybe the Sexual Harrassment claim is a ruse. Did this guy try to do the same thing at the NRA (he left 1 month prior).

Just the basics of what I've located so far. Scouring Monster, Linkedin, Facebook, and Monster to see if I can get a positive hit on an identity.

I can't find anything else showing if he was convicted or not, other than a link of his PAC at Cracker Barrel to the Tom Delay case.

I don't know, I just find it weird he skipped town at the same time the women was lodging her complaint. Something smells rotten here.

I could be chasing a dead end, but thought some might find it interesting.

1 posted on 11/04/2011 12:41:32 AM PDT by parksstp
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To: parksstp

Throw dots out there, and others (including your goodself), can help us all connect them. We will get there yet.


2 posted on 11/04/2011 12:52:03 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Mr. Cain: Back on message now; let the rest of us ferret out the gutter crap who planted that smear)
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To: parksstp

Stop looking.

Everybody knows ALL conservatives are “dumb” and “perverts.”

Don’t rock the boat.


3 posted on 11/04/2011 12:52:27 AM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

OMG! I think I found her. 90% Sure. I’m trying to get her Resume to make sure the Timeframe matches. I think it does.

Give me 15 minutes....


4 posted on 11/04/2011 12:59:32 AM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: parksstp
Nice work, you may be on to something...<sarcasm>but then how could Politico have missed it?</sarcasm>

Did the time-lines match on the resume?

5 posted on 11/04/2011 1:24:08 AM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: parksstp
...been arraigned on charges of stealing more than $70,000...charges of theft over $60,000, theft over $10,000 and seven counts of forgery...Forth is former treasurer of the PAC known as Citizens for Political Accountability

[emphasis added]

Too ironic.

6 posted on 11/04/2011 1:26:57 AM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: AndyTheBear

Yes, it does.

I’m afraid to do a new post in the main forum, but she matches ALL the details. I’m terrified if I’m wrong I might get sued, but it matches.


7 posted on 11/04/2011 1:28:06 AM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: parksstp

To not get sued, all you need to do is say something like “So-and-so left around the time the allegations were made; she might know more about what happened.”


8 posted on 11/04/2011 1:33:22 AM PDT by TennesseeProfessor
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To: TennesseeProfessor

Are you sure?


9 posted on 11/04/2011 1:35:41 AM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: TennesseeProfessor; parksstp

I guess I should emphasize that I am not a lawyer.

Another thing that is commonly done, but you need to be a bit more careful of, is to write an article “Is XXXX the woman?” which doesn’t draw any conclusions, but lists your evidence. If you write this style of article, it’s good form to contact her and ask.


10 posted on 11/04/2011 1:36:21 AM PDT by TennesseeProfessor
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To: TennesseeProfessor

I’m emailing the Admin Mod/JR. If they think there’s enough to go with, let them publish it.


11 posted on 11/04/2011 1:39:08 AM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: parksstp

This link may help ease your fears

https://www.eff.org/issues/bloggers/legal/liability/defamation


12 posted on 11/04/2011 1:41:22 AM PDT by TennesseeProfessor
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To: parksstp

I am not a lawyer either...my advice is NOT to announce her name to the general public, rather pass the story to some conservative media that you trust...who have more experience and more resources in such matters.


13 posted on 11/04/2011 1:43:57 AM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: TennesseeProfessor

correct, wording is key, after all the facts are triple confirmed.


14 posted on 11/04/2011 1:44:11 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Mr. Cain: Back on message now; let the rest of us ferret out the gutter crap who planted that smear)
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To: AndyTheBear

agreed


15 posted on 11/04/2011 1:46:38 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Mr. Cain: Back on message now; let the rest of us ferret out the gutter crap who planted that smear)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I sent to the Admin /JR since I trust FR. If they feel the links are strong enough to warrant posting, I’ll leave it to them to decide.


16 posted on 11/04/2011 1:50:26 AM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: parksstp; Admin Moderator; All

I don’t know a thing about her (whoever she may be) and don’t care one way or the other. This entire brouhaha is just a nonsensical hatchet job character assassination attempt being conducted by the elite establishment GOP progressive RINO corpse (not a misspelling) who are scared witless that their liberal RINO du jour is going to be defeated by a common grassroots tea party conservative. They did the same thing to Sarah Palin and several other tea party candidates. Karl Rove and Co can shove their liberal RINO where the sun don’t shine.

Go TEA party!!


17 posted on 11/04/2011 2:07:45 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: parksstp

bump for later read


18 posted on 11/04/2011 2:45:13 AM PDT by Dacula (When life gives you lemons, make apple juice and have people wonder how the hell you did it.)
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To: parksstp

I seriously can’t wait until we know the whole story. All this is incredibly confusing. Glad I’m just following along instead of trying to figure out what’s going on.

Cindie


19 posted on 11/04/2011 3:01:16 AM PDT by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: parksstp

Interesting!


20 posted on 11/04/2011 3:06:20 AM PDT by sneakers (EAT YOUR PEAS!)
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To: parksstp

ping for later reading. I don’t blame you for being cautious. Nice work, though...a good man’s reputation is at stake...


21 posted on 11/04/2011 3:11:14 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: parksstp

Go check out the Rush story from Wednesday.

Apparently there was a change in the Washington Post article wording.

Sexual harassment is bs. Women do it to insulate themselves from being fired. Any compliment is harassment.

Buddy of mine went to a small copy room and brushed up against some fat chick and she said she was sexually harassed. Total legal bs insanity.

But that Wash Po wording change. Check it out.

I’ve also heard one accuser ID’d by current job on ABC. That can confirm your find.

Likely part of the plan was the “Bimbo Erruption” slow roll of the accusers coming forward. And we’re in the pubic hair on Coke can territory.

Cain is a huge threat. Takes away the race card. True conservative and only viable alternative to RINO Romney. More “scandals” on the way I’m sure.


22 posted on 11/04/2011 3:12:01 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

This is it:

RUSH:  Folks... Folks, get this.  The Washington Post story that I have been citing liberally here for the last ten to 15 minutes? There are two versions of that story.  There is a story that appeared online yesterday and a second version where something has been omitted.  I have here what has been omitted near the end of the story as it ran yesterday on the Washington Post website.  Are you ready? (shuffling paper) Ahem.  Ahem.  This has been deleted: “Because the case is more than a dozen years old, Bennett,” the woman’s lawyer, “said he no longer has the file nor does he have the confidentiality agreement.  He said that he had not even remembered the name of the Association official who his client had accused.  He said he doesn’t remember going to the Association offices.  He thinks the matter might have been handled over fax and telephone quite expeditiously.”

It was that insignificant!  That has since been deleted from the Washington Post story that is now, at present, running.  Let me read it to you one more time.  “Because the case is more than a dozen years old,” that would be 12 for those of you in Rio Linda, Bennett, Joel Bennett, “the woman’s lawyer said he no longer has the file,” doesn’t have the case file, he doesn’t have “the confidentiality agreement. He said that he doesn’t even remember the name of the Association official who his client accused,” meaning he didn’t even remember it was Herman Cain! “He said he doesn’t remember going to the Association offices ever to handle this matter.  He thinks the matter might have been handled over fax and phone quite expeditiously,” meaning rat-tat-tat, couple faxes, couple phone calls.

Yep, 35 grand? Fine. We’re done here. See ya — and it’s 12 years old and couldn’t even remember that it was about Herman Cain.  And doesn’t have the confidentiality agreement, and the Washington Post has stricken that from their only version of the story.  This was on their online version of the story yesterday.  Not there now.  But Diana Schneider, editrix of the Limbaugh Letter saved the cache file of it (c-a-c-h-e, for those of you in Rio Linda) so that we have it in perpetuity; and this lawyer is running around making it sound like this woman’s got the goods. “Oh, yeah, she can’t wait to talk! She’s gonna nail Herman Cain! It’s not gonna be pretty. We can’t wait! It’ll be big bucks! Wait ‘til you hear it!”

Yesterday, he didn’t even know who this was about.

Okay, where we going next, Kevin to Columbus, Ohio.  Great to have you on the program, sir.  Hello.


23 posted on 11/04/2011 3:24:20 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: parksstp

Do you think it’s worth sending to Drudge or Andrew Breitbart?


24 posted on 11/04/2011 3:31:15 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: parksstp

The money and support is pouring in for Herman Cain, but we cannot slow down now. Please help him by donating at http://www.hermancain.com/

Also to help join the buzz about Herman go to facebook.com and “like” him. His “likes” have jumped dramatically since Monday (17%). Make no mistake Sean Hannity’s BFF Karl Rove is watching Herman’s “likes” and so is Romney. THIS is the way to stick it to the GOP establishment! Please tell your family and friends to “like” Herman as well.


25 posted on 11/04/2011 3:43:23 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: miss marmelstein

I sent to Rush / Levin. If they think it is more than just a buch of coincidences, then they have the staff/resources to forward to Drudge and Breitbart if it is in fact newsworthy.


26 posted on 11/04/2011 3:50:22 AM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: parksstp

Great work, my FRiend. Will keep monitoring for updates.


27 posted on 11/04/2011 3:50:25 AM PDT by RobertClark ("Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: RobertClark

I don’t think outing the accuser does anything but help the MSM attack Cain. The Pubic Hair on Coke moments are exactly what they want to keep the story alive. Sob story from some distraught women who can kiss her privacy and possibly career goodbye. (Ask Monica L. about that.)

Could also subject the “outer” to civil legal action.


28 posted on 11/04/2011 4:02:29 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: gardencatz

;o)

would that more would follow suit -


29 posted on 11/04/2011 4:11:50 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: parksstp

PFL


30 posted on 11/04/2011 4:21:55 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: parksstp

Sounds like a good plan. I’m amazed at how clever you are.


31 posted on 11/04/2011 4:24:03 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: parksstp

saving for later


32 posted on 11/04/2011 4:28:20 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: parksstp
Good job. I have watched this thread throughout our day here, which has been through the night in the good ol USA. I am sure we will be kicking over a rock reallllll soon and a nasty scorpion is going to come scampering out. I can feel it in my bones. A good man has been slimed number one (and God does not countenance injustices very well), and well, two, there are just too many good internet sleuths here on FR like you and others and throughout the Conservative/Patriot blogosophere to get to the bottom of this character (attempted) assassination.

OK, I'll be back now, after this short toilet break! ;-)

33 posted on 11/04/2011 4:30:20 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Mr. Cain: Back on message now; let the rest of us ferret out the gutter crap who planted that smear)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

you’re not going to miss anything. I’m not posting any identifications here. If it’s legit, you’ll hear it from Rush or Mark later today. The last thing I need is a crazy lady with lots of money to file some kind of slander charge against a poor, unemployed, conservative blogger.


34 posted on 11/04/2011 4:35:58 AM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: parksstp

You are doing it the right way. You have played a major role and nothing will come back to trouble you. Excellent. Wise. Good for you my FRiend.


35 posted on 11/04/2011 4:42:04 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Mr. Cain: Back on message now; let the rest of us ferret out the gutter crap who planted that smear)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks, boss. I’ve been saying that for over a week. The GOP is scared to death of anyone with Tea Party backing and will cut them off at the knees, regardless of truth.


36 posted on 11/04/2011 5:50:15 AM PDT by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: parksstp
That's the best, safest, and smartest way to handle it. If you are correct, when it all comes out..you'll get the props for unearthing her first...

Congrats..You could be this year's "Buckhead"

37 posted on 11/04/2011 8:26:59 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: parksstp

If you think you are on to something, send it to Levin or Rush!


38 posted on 11/04/2011 8:33:04 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Pray for Herman Cain)
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To: TigerClaws
I don’t think outing the accuser does anything but help the MSM attack Cain.

I think you're missing the point. This women may have left the NRA because of problems she had with her supervisor there -- and not due to harassment from Herman Cain.

39 posted on 11/04/2011 8:34:51 AM PDT by kevao
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To: parksstp

Never mind, you already thought of it. They are doing a great job picking apart these shameful hit pieces so far.

We should all be standing up for Cain, even if it is not your candidate, because it is the right thing to do. They are going to keep bringing down conservative after conservative - time to turn the tables on them for once.


40 posted on 11/04/2011 8:36:18 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Pray for Herman Cain)
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To: kevao
I think you're missing the point. This women may have left the NRA because of problems she had with her supervisor there -- and not due to harassment from Herman Cain.

Interesting. So these departures and settlements may be about the actions of Mr. Forth rather than the actions of Mr. Cain...

41 posted on 11/04/2011 8:42:18 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: NeoCaveman
Interesting. So these departures and settlements may be about the actions of Mr. Forth rather than the actions of Mr. Cain...

Possibly. And because of the confidentiality agreements, all the MSM needs is an anonymous source to suggest it was because of sexual harassment from Cain, and there is no way to prove the assertion untrue.

42 posted on 11/04/2011 8:47:34 AM PDT by kevao
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To: NeoCaveman

bkmk


43 posted on 11/04/2011 8:50:18 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: parksstp

I am too obtuse to put the dots together, I think.


44 posted on 11/04/2011 8:54:23 AM PDT by Puddleglum
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To: parksstp

It definitely fits the details of this report - “the woman in question, roughly 30 years old at the time and working in the National Restaurant Association’s government affairs division ... “ http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/67581.html


45 posted on 11/04/2011 8:56:53 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Pray for Herman Cain)
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To: parksstp

I got a screen shot of that article “just in case”


46 posted on 11/04/2011 9:07:29 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Pray for Herman Cain)
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To: justsaynomore

As Herman Cain would say, “Your mixing Apples and Oranges”

The article about this guy who would have been working in the same office as the Cain accuser. At the time I found it and discovered it, I hadn’t found what I believe might be the identity of one of the Cain accusers.


47 posted on 11/04/2011 9:21:21 AM PDT by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: parksstp

“Cracker” barrel, eh?


48 posted on 11/04/2011 9:22:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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49 posted on 11/04/2011 9:26:29 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: parksstp

I’m not following...

It looked to me that this guy and the accuser possibly worked together in the same government affairs division.


50 posted on 11/04/2011 9:28:26 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Pray for Herman Cain)
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