Skip to comments.Lawyer says convicted lobbyist won't go to jail
Posted on 06/02/2013 1:02:00 PM PDT by mdittmar
RENO, Nev. (AP) Harvey Whittemore's lawyer says despite his client's illegal campaign fundraising conviction, the man prosecutors called "King of the Hill" in Nevada politics is a long way from prison.
Whittemore, former head of a billion dollar development company, was convicted recently of unlawfully sending campaign money to U.S. Sen.Harry Reid in 2007. The ex-lobbyist now faces 15 years behind bars.
However, his lawyer, Dominic Gentile, doesn't see that happening.
Gentile says the U.S. Supreme Court will soon issue a ruling in a separate case that effectively will overturn Whittemore's conviction. He also says his client has a strong case for appeal and that he's never seen anyone jailed on similar charges.
The high court is reviewing the case of an Alabama man who says limits on contribution limits are an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment right to free speech.
Whittemore was found guilty last week of exceeding the $4,600 limit on campaign contributions as well as using others as "straw donors" to send nearly $150,000 to Reid.
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Talk about your ugly American. There you go, with a lot of poor folks thinking ‘simply another white fat cat who can get away with anything’.
That photo is -in-your-face- disgusting. It really annoys the flock out of me.
Democrat white fat cats CAN get away with anything. The problem is for Republican fat white cats.
Sure does look like an arrogant bunch. They all ought to do time on arrogance alone.
Of course he won’t go to jail. Only little people go to jail.
Isn’t that the truth.
“Sure does look like an arrogant bunch. They all ought to do time on arrogance alone.”
It is appropriate. The beneficiary, Senator Harry Reid, is one of the most arrogant politicians in Washington.
More evidence laws and punishment are for the little people.
I ran that through the semantic processor 4 times, and it looked like a hairball puked up by a sickly cat all 4 times.
Is there a journalist in the house? One that can diagram a sentence?
Rats do not go to jail, big or little. I despise them.
He didn’t give that money to harry Reid for nothing.
My question is how does his Attorney know how the Supreme Court will rule before it happens?
Has Harry been talking to Roberts again?
Why doesn’t the guy TAKING the contributions get convicted? Surely he knows if it is over the limit.
Just-Us Department of the USSA.
That’s why libs are constantly pushing for campaign-finance reform.
They know only the GOP will have to abide by the laws.
Of course he won’t go to jail. He’s a white boy DemocRAT. Laws don’t apply to them. They are above the law.
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