Skip to comments.Former MO Governor Sentenced For Laundering Funds to Democrats
Posted on 07/09/2012 3:58:21 PM PDT by Nachum
Former Missouri Democrat Governor Roger Wilson was sentenced today for misusing money to make political donations. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, via Free Republic:
Former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson was sentenced to probation in federal court here Monday for misusing money to make political donations.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Ann Medlers sentence was expected. Wilson faced probation to six months in prison under federal sentencing guidelines. His lawyer, Robert Haar, had asked for probation, citing his long public service record.
After a lengthy investigation, Wilson was indicted in April on a misdemeanor insurance charge for laundering a total $8,000 in campaign contributions from Missouri Employers Mutual Co., a state-created workers compensation company based in Columbia, to the Missouri Democratic Party through a St. Louis law firm, Herzog Crebs. Former Herzog Crebs partner Ed Griesedieck III was also indicted.
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They got a long way to go to catch Illinois.
Don’t they have 4 of the last 5 with jail time?
“His lawyer, Robert Haar, had asked for probation, citing his long public service record.”
So if I worked for a bank as a bank teller and stole some of the banks money, can my lawyer ask for probation citing my long record as a bank teller?
The sentence is a travesty.
Now it appears that bloodshed and instability are in the offing unless the MB and the military can come to some understanding. One would have thought that this was done before the MB announced its decision to reconvene parliament.
I wasn't aware of how tenuous the financial situation was and the role the Saudis have been playing behind the scenes. If the Saudis cut off funding/loans, I wonder who will fill the vacuum. The mention of IMF loans is scary enough. And such loans don't come without strings attached. Egypt is in a precarious situation, which doesn't bode well for the region and in particular, Israel.
This argument reminds of the Menendez brothers' defense. Recall they killed their parents with a shotgun, and then argued in court for mercy since they had no parents.
Wilson is found guilty of ripping off the public and then tries to defend himself with his years of public service.
Only in America...
when on earth was he missouri gov
Sorry, posted to the wrong article. I corrected it. Cheers.
After Mel Carnahan augered in. 2K.
Sez it already appeared on FR, but I didn’t look, because it’s easier just to ping this one. :’) Thanks Nachum.
Too connected to jail.
Corruption like the tip of an iceberg.. Nationwide especially in the blue STATES..