Skip to comments.Report: Pennsylvania Dem took bribe to oppose voter ID law, but never got charged
Posted on 03/19/2014 3:46:52 AM PDT by Mount Athos
Pennsylvania Democrats reportedly were caught on tape accepting cash bribes, including one lawmaker who was paid to vote against a state voter identification law, but Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane shut down the investigation.
"Before Kane ended the investigation, sources familiar with the inquiry said, prosecutors amassed 400 hours of audio and videotape that documented at least four city Democrats taking payments in cash or money orders, and in one case a $2,000 Tiffany bracelet," the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "Typically, the payments made at any one time were relatively modest -- ranging from $500 to $2,000 -- but most of those involved accepted multiple payments, people familiar with the investigation said. In some cases, the payments were offered in exchange for votes or contracts, they said."
State Rep. Vanessa Brown wouldn't comment on the Inquirer story, but the report relates a conversation between Brown and Tyron Ali, a lobbyist who agreed to be a government source "to win favorable treatment" in a fraud case.
"After he gave Brown the money, Ali urged her to vote against a bill that would require voters to show identification at the polls," the report says. "Brown voted against the measure -- as did every other Democrat in the House."
The investigation began in 2010 under now-Gov. Tom Corbett, who served as attorney general at the time, but closed in 2013. "In a statement to The Inquirer on Friday, Kane called the investigation poorly conceived, badly managed, and tainted by racism, saying it had targeted African Americans," the report notes.
If Kane were a Republican, other Republicans would be condemning her and urging her to resign.
Corruption is okay, as long as you are black.
Great precedent to set.
She’s doing all she can to embarrass and defeat Corbet, and in this case, taking one for the team. This could come back to haunt her in two years when she is up for re-election.
Corruption and crime perpetrated by Blacks in Philadelphia? Is this a story? Democrats ignoring corruption and crime by fellow Democrats? Standard operating behavior.
This BETTER come back to haunt her when she comes up for reelection!
And $2000 is “small bribe?!?” A small bribe (IMO) is dropping off a box of donuts for the office staff.
“Good corruption”, strongly supported by the corrupt DO”J”,
just like the continual, endless black-on-white attacks
from coast to coast.
So Pennsylvania joins with Maine and Kentucky having proven corrupt AGs.
If kane and the bribe taker were pubbies, this would be on TV, 24/7, all channels and it would push the missing 777 off of the front pages of nyslimeswashpousatoday etal.
DemonRATs...The Sound of Silence.
“What can Brown do for you?”
All part of Soros' plan to subvert elections.
as long as youre black or a democrat.
Kane ought to be kicked out or maybe investigated herself.
And you think elections matter? Ha. We are so far past that point as to impugn the sanity of the believer.
Corruption is OK if Done-While-Democrat. It’s been that way for over two decades now.
Exactly. It’s not like this person was going to vote for voter id.
Kane is a Democrat hack that refused to defend PA’s marriage laws against the gay lobby. She got elected with the help of Bill Clinton, and there are numerous campaign pictures with her and Billy hugging each other at rallies. Dem’s have no shame (but that’s pretty obvious).