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'Duke' Cunningham a free man today
The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | June 4, 2013 | By John Wilkens

Posted on 06/04/2013 6:44:51 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

Randy “Duke” Cunningham, the former North County congressman convicted of taking bribes while in office, should be a free man today.

His 100-month sentence completed, the 71-year-old Navy ace is due to be released from a halfway house in New Orleans. Attempts to reach him for comment were unsuccessful, but he’s said in various letters over the years that he plans to live in Arkansas, where he has family.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: bribery; corruption; cultureofcorruption; dukecunningham
Incredibly sad what this man did. ...sigh...
1 posted on 06/04/2013 6:44:51 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Does this mean he will guest host Hugh Hewtiss’s radio show again?


2 posted on 06/04/2013 6:46:36 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: US Navy Vet
Randy was a great Naval Aviator, but as a Congressman not so much and he screwed the pooch big time. I'm sorry to see a good man thoroughly trash his reputation and destroy the good work he did accomplish in such a STUPID manner. I wish him peace and some degree of honor in is new life. How well he copes and can rebuild it, only time will tell.
3 posted on 06/04/2013 6:54:04 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: BenLurkin

Got what he deserved. Same with Joe Paterno.


4 posted on 06/04/2013 6:54:32 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I hope he learned his lesson.


5 posted on 06/04/2013 6:55:39 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: US Navy Vet

“Cunningham was nominated for the Medal of Honor, received the Navy Cross, two Silver Stars, fifteen Air Medals, the Purple Heart, and several other decorations.”


6 posted on 06/04/2013 7:00:43 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: US Navy Vet

As a felon, Cunningham is prohibited from owning a gun. Last year, he asked the court to restore his firearm rights but was rebuffed.

Mr Cunninghams name is on a “list” of prohibited persons. Mr Cunningham has paid his debt to society, and should be free of the felon title as well as his individual rights being restored. I bring this to your attention so that Freepers in general are aware of the movement within the government to restrict individual rights to the maximum. Specifically where second amendment rights are concerned. How about mental health lists also containing prohibited persons, and those committing misdemeanor spouse abuse. Be very very careful about appearing on lists of any kind. Contemplated your medical history lately the list of questions one is asked to answer is more akin to an IRS intrusion than a medical history.


7 posted on 06/04/2013 7:01:34 AM PDT by wita
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To: US Navy Vet

100 months for a bribe? Wonder what Holder and Lerner will get?


8 posted on 06/04/2013 7:02:38 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

This makes this MORE sad.


9 posted on 06/04/2013 7:03:09 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet; All

Last year, he asked the court to restore his firearm rights but was rebuffed.

One might wonder what pencil necked pea brained bureaucrat actually did the rebuffing or did it make it to a judges desk?


11 posted on 06/04/2013 7:04:47 AM PDT by wita
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To: US Navy Vet

This is the rightful consequences that real Republicans are willing to meet out to corrupt scum.

Democrats? They get promoted.


12 posted on 06/04/2013 7:06:11 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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So because you were a great patriot, one has the license to become a criminal? BTW, we are an active duty Navy Officer’s family.


13 posted on 06/04/2013 7:18:10 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: US Navy Vet

Cunningham was the Congressman for my Congressional District. I volunteered to do some work at his local office. His staffers seemed to act very standoffish and somewhat hostile, so I decided to not go back to do any more volunteer work. The whole situation just didn’t feel right. Decades later, we discovered there was good reason to suspect there was something wrong going on. The bottomline is that Randy Cunningham earned distinction as a naval airman, and then he proceeded to betray his citizen constituents and the Republic. It should always be remembered that being a war hero or other prominent person does not give a person the right to betray fellow citizens. Benedict Arnold was one of the key people whose bravery made the American Revolutionary War victory possible, yet he remains a traitor who earned the death penalty for betraying the very cause he made possible.


14 posted on 06/04/2013 7:20:21 AM PDT by WhiskeyX (The answer is very simple and easy to understand economics. The U.S. Treasury is printing vast)
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To: Right Brother

Bet you can answer that question with only one hand with the end of the thumb and first finger touching one another.


15 posted on 06/04/2013 7:40:46 AM PDT by wita
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To: MasterGunner01
Randy was a great Naval Aviator,

Depends who you're asking.

16 posted on 06/04/2013 7:42:55 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: WhiskeyX

I agree w/ you completely. sad


17 posted on 06/04/2013 7:47:04 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
In truth he wasn't shy about tooting his own horn — fighter pilots have egos bigger than their imaginations.
18 posted on 06/04/2013 8:11:28 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: A.A. Cunningham

“Depends who you’re asking” What is THAT supposed to men?!


19 posted on 06/04/2013 8:32:26 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

once one of my heroes...


20 posted on 06/04/2013 11:20:40 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: 4buttons

Had Duke been a dem, he would likely still be in office.


21 posted on 06/04/2013 11:43:08 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: US Navy Vet

>> “Incredibly sad what this man did. ...sigh...” <<

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What this man did is no worse than what each and every senator does daily, trading on insider information at the expense of legitimate investors.

No worse than most congressmen do juggling their office expense budgets, and hireing relatives to do essentially nothing.


22 posted on 06/04/2013 11:46:57 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: wita

You’re completely correct.


23 posted on 06/04/2013 11:48:56 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

“You’re completely correct.”

High praise from an early ninety eighter. Thanks, it’s good to be right once in a while.


24 posted on 06/05/2013 5:14:20 AM PDT by wita
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