Skip to comments.Neb. AG: Senator misused campaign cash at casinos
Posted on 09/13/2012 10:37:29 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
OMAHA, Neb.State Sen. Brenda Council has apologized for misusing more than $60,000 in campaign donations at casinos and filing false reports to conceal it. Attorney General Jon Bruning says Council agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of filing false campaign reports that omit the casino withdrawals and cash deposits. In a statement, Council says she "made an error in judgment," and that she takes "full responsibility." She says she's receiving professional treatment for a gambling addiction and will not "give up or quit fighting for the issues."
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Just another bullet on a rat’s resume.
If this were a Republican she would have already resigned and been charged with something I am sure.
THe other assumption made before even reading the article is this person is a shu-in for re-eection.
Is she an Independent?
Just did a web search and waddya know... We all are racists!
White Republican male Christian heterosexual state senator Brenda Council ...
Losing 60000 dollars of tax payers money is now called misusing? wtf
I didn’t know Amish gambled.
Actually not. She is waaaaay too conservative (meaning she fit right in at the Demoncratic Convention last week) compared to the guy she is running against. Ernie Chambers. We had to change the State Constitution 4 times to get him term limited out, but now that he has set out 4 years, he is going back in. He had been in the legislature for 30 or 40 years.
You know what’s funny, is back in 2005 she had herself banned from the casinos in Iowa because she was gambling errrr, I mean losing so much. She was actually arrested that same year for trying to sneak back into the casino after she had herself banned. She pleaded guilty to the charge of trespassing. In fairness she is black and a democrat, but she is generally a positive person and fairly well liked by white Nebraskans. She is a small business owner and came very close to winning election to be mayor of Omaha.
Amish man jailed for firing deadly shot into air
amish gone wild
Maybe we get get Congress to ban themselves from meeting and spending.
State Sen. Brenda Council (D).
Laundering money w/ untraceable casino chips is one of the oldest scams----her obsequious apologies makes one think she is hiding a lot more.
All of the bank records of state agencies and committees she controls.....as well as budget requests she's made should be rigorously examined.
Charges might include: (1) criminal tax fraud (2) deliberately misstating income, (3) filing false returns, (4) falsifying official documents, (5) intentionally mislabeling personal expenditures as business expenses, (6) utilizing funds inappropriately, (7) fraudulent use of govt funds for lavish personal expenditures, (8) fraudulently declaring to the IRS personal expenditures as legitimate business expenses.
Keep in mind casino bigwigs are happy to comply with L/E-b/c they fear losing casino licenses. Casinos are wary of fraudulent activitiessince it could put them in jeopardy. Thats why they keep meticulous records.....If this woman was a high roller, all of her gambling wins and losses are recorded on casino books."
Remember, casinos have very strict state-imposed rules for how they conduct business---has nothing to do with all we know about tax laws, etc. These casino bigwigs are very, very smart----and surprisingly honest.
Casinos do not look to protect bettors---they are intent on protecting their licenses.....which are worth hundreds of million$$$. I have heard of cases where a bettor wanted to wire tens of thousands from a municipal account to open a casino account---the casino would not do it b/c they sensed it was from govt fraud.
Several ways to find out chip buys: (1) casinos have to submit financial records to state casino control commissions---the info would be there. (2) L/E could ask how many casino chips were sold compared to how many actually were used for wagers.
Whether this woman knows it---or likes it---the casino was recording all of her activity b/c some winners want to hide waging income from the IRS. And b/c the casino is protected if the bettor is a crook.
Couple more hints WRT scammers using casinos for fraud:
(1) L/E should investigate casino records for wire transfers, gambling wins (which may have been hidden and not declared to the IRS as income),
(2) requesting casinos deposit winnings into secret LLC accounts...and the like.
NOTE Casino employees are very, VERY smart and know which gamblers are attempting to cheat the system. Casino employees willingly cooperate with L/E in order to protect their valuable gambling licenses.
Yeah, I smelled a Rat because the party affiliation was absent. But, to be fair, I googled her name. Imagine my surprise when I learned she’s a Dim?!
The worst possible role model in support of gambling!
No, what we ought to do is bring back the days of under-the-table bribes. In the old days if a guy got bribed he was usually happy enough not to screw the golden goose, you know take a buck leave a buck. Now we have legalized bribery and crap like Solyndra. Now instead of taking a few bucks from ACME Inc., they just rob the treasury costing us all.