Skip to comments.Harvey Whittemore, former Nevada powerbroker, guilty in (Dingy Harry Reid) contribution case
Posted on 06/02/2013 8:36:51 PM PDT by Libloather
RENO, Nev. A Nevada powerbroker who headed a billion-dollar real estate company and pulled the strings of state politics as a prominent lobbyist for more than a decade was convicted Wednesday of making illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid.
Harvey Whittemore, 59, could face up to 15 years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after a federal jury returned guilty verdicts on three counts tied to nearly $150,000 illegally funneled to Reid's re-election campaign in 2007.
Whittemore stood with his arms behind his back and shook his head slightly after the verdicts were read. He was convicted of making excessive campaign contributions, making contributions in the name of another and causing a false statement to be made to the Federal Election Commission.
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Gentile also says U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks applied the wrong legal standard with jury instructions based on a current interpretation of federal election laws, not the one that existed when Whittemore wrote personal checks to donors who in turn sent money to Reids campaign.
Can you say presidential pardon?
There probably isn’t a more deserving person who should go to prison for this sort of activity. I lived in Nevada, met the man, and figured him out quickly as a power hungry lawyer(liar) using other people’s money to further his power grab. A pompous, egotistical scumbag par excellance.....
Put him in with O.J.
I wrote Reid’s only biography “Harry: Money Mob and Influence”, which covers multiple bribes to Harry Reid over many decades. I was blackballed by MSM. Now with Whittemore conviction and other cases, it is time to crank up the expose again. I go into Whittemore and half a dozen other similar cases.