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House Ethics Committee Investigating Representative Gutierrez
Chicago Tribune ^ | March 20, 2014 | Katherine Skiba

Posted on 03/20/2014 2:18:37 PM PDT by PBRCat

Gutierrez (D-4th), 60, a national advocate for immigration reform, is serving his 11th term in Congress.

Gutierrez’s office issued a vague statement of its own, saying the matter before the Ethics Committee related to a “long-standing contract” that was “allowable under House rules” but that was canceled by Gutierrez last year.

USA Today reported last year that Gutierrez paid an Illinois lobbyist more than $500,000 in taxpayer funds to work side-by-side with his congressional staff. The lobbyist, Doug Scofield, the lawmaker's former chief of staff, was paid as a contractor to train staff, review and draft news releases and help publicize Gutierrez's activities, the newspaper said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; chicago; congress; fraud; taxpayers
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$500,000 in tax dollars for a consultant?

Gutierrez is a long time Marxist and FALN leftist posing as an Illinois Democrat.

It has been alleged that Luis has spent over $30,000.00 in attorney's fees thus far to defend himself.

1 posted on 03/20/2014 2:18:37 PM PDT by PBRCat
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It doesn’t matter, he is from a safe ‘Rat district.

2 posted on 03/20/2014 2:22:31 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: PBRCat

This guy has been working to bring Mexico style political corruption to America for far too long now. American patriots should have declared war on him and his ilk long ago.

3 posted on 03/20/2014 2:23:49 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: PBRCat

For Dem’s corruption is a badge of honor and should be encouraged and defended.

4 posted on 03/20/2014 2:34:17 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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House Ethics Committee Investigating Representative Gutierrez

Why? Communist Rats are above the law.

5 posted on 03/20/2014 2:39:43 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: PBRCat serving his 11th term in Congress.

That's all I need to know about this case. Lock 'im up and throw away the key. Corrupt, career "representatives" are at the heart of our nation's decline.

6 posted on 03/20/2014 3:02:55 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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Serving his 11th term? Give him one more; 20 to life.

7 posted on 03/20/2014 3:08:46 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: PBRCat

On a level playing field, in a just world, this hoodlum would have gone to jail back when he was a corrupt Chicago alderman.

And if wishes were horses, beggars would ride!

8 posted on 03/20/2014 3:14:10 PM PDT by karnage
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To: PBRCat

Is this the “Hey there little girl” that Mark Levin talks about?

9 posted on 03/20/2014 3:15:44 PM PDT by GraceG
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I’m shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you!

10 posted on 03/20/2014 3:38:20 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016.)
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To: PBRCat

wonder how much a congressional chief of staff makes?

11 posted on 03/20/2014 3:40:37 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: PBRCat

Don’t forget his bromance with Paul Ryan last year.

12 posted on 03/20/2014 3:46:38 PM PDT by lodi90
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Gutierrez is a leading proponent of open voters and amnesty, Taxpayers demand to know what part Gutierrez played in massive sub-prime mortgage fraud as a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus


The Congressional Hispanic Institute, Inc, is an entity organized by then-Cong Joe Baca (D-Cali) in his capacity as head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Cong Baca created "HOGAR" (Spanish for home) in 2003 to work with the mortgage industry, F/M, lenders, banks and latino community groups to increase mortgage lending to what savvy observers consider to be unqualified Latinos.

"HOGAR" colluded w/ then-Cong Baca in what was to become a massive bilking of taxpayers.

Then-Cong Baca calculatedly hyped the fact that the national Latino homeownership rate was 47%, compared with 68% for the overall population.

HOGAR was coached to call the figure "alarming," and to say "a concerted effort was required to ensure that by the end of the decade Latinos will share equally in the American Dream of home ownership."

HOGAR and Cong Baca conned the public, failing to note that most of the "dreamers" were illegals, citizens of Third World countries who had violated US borders.

Predictably, HOGAR colluded w/ co-conspirators which included:

(a) shaky mortgage companies that ran into big trouble;

(b) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, both now under federal control after billions in taxpayer bailouts;

(c) Countrywide Financial Corp., sold to Bank of America Corp;

(d) Washington Mutual Inc., taken over by the US government and sold to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; and,

(e) New Century Financial Corp. and Ameriquest Mortgage Corp, both now defunct, killed by defaulted subprime Latino mortgages.

HOGAR's ties to the subprime mortgage industry were substantial. Bribery and self-dealing were rampant:

<><> Companies that donated $150,000 to Cong Baca got the right to have their own research fellow who would conduct fraudulent studies, which were cunningly used by industry lobbyists to pump lending.

<><> Bribery and extortion in the form of $100,000 annual donations to Cong Baca, for which HOGAR provided phony news releases from Cong Baca's Hispanic Caucus promoting a lender's commercial products to the Latino market,

<><> The most shocking example of bribery well-substantitated by Hogar's literature..... HOGAR announced it worked with Freddie Mac on a self-serving two-year examination of Latino homeownership in 63 congressional districts.

The "study" found Hispanic ownership on the rise thanks to "new flexible mortgage loan products" that the industry was adopting at the urging of Cong Baca's collusive coterie.

<><> HOGAR conned lenders into even more lenient down-payment and underwriting standards.

<><> As the subprime debacle unfolded, HOGAR declined repeated requests for comment despite the economic havoc their activities precipitated.

The mortgage schemes demonstrated the criminal activities of border violators with multiple identities---perhaps violent, terrorist-connected foreigners---colluding and conspiring to defraud private companies and public entities. And mortgage racketeering enterprises which employed sub rosa finance and business practices to carry out deceptions and frauds.

The alleged ring of swindlers---a Congresman, individuals with multiple identities, banks, insurance companies, mortgage brokers--might be charged with cheating the US govt, taxpayers and bank share holders out of hundreds of millions of dollars via an elaborate web of mortgage and bank frauds.

The mortgage Dreamers used multiple phony identities, fraudulent Social Security numbers, purchased from identity forgers in order to obtain govt-subsidized benefits.

L/E will find that individuals with multiple identities obtained fraudulent mortgages then flipped the houses at ever-higher prices to family member who then absconded to foreign countries, sticking banks (and taxpayers) with hundreds of millions in fraudulent mortgages.

BACKGROUND A Wall Street Journal investigative report related that, according to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council examination of the borrowing spree, uncovered financial schemes by low-income housing groups, Hispanic lawmakers, a congressional Hispanic housing initiative, mortgage lenders and brokers, all colluding in fraduent schemes to increase homeownership among Latinos with forged documents which enabled massive fraud.

This was not simply the mortgage market at work. It was fueled by avarice, greed, and Congressional enabling fraudulent practices. In 2005 alone, mortgages to Hispanics jumped by 29%; Latinos with multiple fraudulent identities in low-paying jobs obtained subprime mortgages for prime properties---soaring to 169%.

(Research provided by Wall Street Journal. Some material excerpted from the NY Times).

13 posted on 03/20/2014 4:17:39 PM PDT by Liz
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I can tell you right now. A worthless investigation. Simple. Dimocrats don’t have ethics, thus no need for an investigation. It is normal activity for them.

14 posted on 03/20/2014 4:20:32 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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Serving his 11th term? Give him one more; 20 to life.

  Bon Mot of the Day Award

well done !

15 posted on 03/20/2014 4:24:08 PM PDT by tomkat
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Elven-term Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez cruised to victory Tuesday in the only contested primary among a Democratic member of Congress from Illinois.

With 59 percent of precincts reporting in his 4th district covering Chicago and several near west suburbs, Gutierrez had 75 percent of the vote over challengers Alexandra Eidenberg and Jorge Zavala.

Gutierrez’s daughter was able to purchase an apartment set aside for “affordable housing” through a program run by Gutierrez protégé Alderman Billy Ocasio. She purchased the apartment for $155,000 in 2008 with a loan from Gutierrez; a year later, she sold the apartment for $239,900, pocketing a cool $84,900 profit.

Paul Ryan will debate anybody who tries to suggest that Luis Gutierrez is less than an honest man.

16 posted on 03/20/2014 4:29:50 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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When Gutierrez was in "the bario" working as a cab driver, how many identities did he have?

<><>How many Social Security numbers was he using?

<><> How many govt checks was he cashing?

Americans demand answers.

Americans demand to know whether Gutierrez falsified official documents to get college scholarships and financial aid.

<><> Did Gutierrez ever engage in voter fraud?

<><> Did he ever coach others to engage in voter fraud?

<><> Is he registered to vote under several identities?

<><> did he ever vote under several identities?

<><> Did he coach illegals to vote using multiple identities?

<><> How many identities does he have?

<><> How many identities did Gutierrez ever use?

<><> Does he have a rap sheet here? Elsewhere?

<><> Does he now or did he ever receive welfare, food stamps, SSI, free medical care, Section 8 housing, UI, Workmen's comp under several identities?

<><> Did he ever apply for, and receive, monthly SS checks, claiming "asylum?"

<><> Did he or his family fraudulently apply for a sub-prime mortgage?

<><> Did he or his family ever make false claims on IRS forms in order to get multiple EITC refunds?

<><> Does he have a legal driver's license?

<><> Does he have a valid passport?

<><> How many times did he wire-transfer money back to Mexico? The Third World?

<><> Is he colluding w/ the Third World?

<><> How often does he travel to The Third World?

<><> Does Gutierrez or his family belong to radical America-hating organizations planning armed conflict to takeover the American SW?

<><> Did he ever get--free school lunches--welfare--- food stamps---free healthcare---SSI/ADD checks.

<><> Is he facilitating the draining of the US economy---wiring back to secret Mexican bank accounts?

<><> Does he or his family have offshore accounts under multiple identities?


Did Gutierrez cash multiple govt checks under several identities in these categories:

UI, SSI, Workmen's Comp,

TANF (temporary assistance to needy families),

WICS (food assistance),

subsidized Section 8 shelter,

ObamaPhone subsidies,

Utility Assistance subsidies,

School breakfasts/lunches/snacks subsidies,

$5000 a year EITC checks per identity.



Did Gutierrez ever falsify govt documents for himself? Did he use his Congressional office to falsify documents for illegal aliens in order to get govt benefits?


Falsifying Government Documents involves altering, changing, or modifying a document for the purpose of deception.......can also involve forgery and/or passing copies of false documents. Falsifying documents is usually done in connection with broader criminal aims, such as extortion, government fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, financing terrorism........

Types of documents commonly falsified may include:
◾Tax returns and income statements
◾Personal checks
◾Bank account records
◾Business record keeping books
◾Immigration documents (such as visas, passports, etc.)
◾Identification cards and birth certificates

Many different types of acts can be considered as falsifying a document, including:
◾Altering or misrepresenting factual information such as prices or monetary amounts
◾Stating false information when requested to provide truthful statements
◾Forging a signature
◾Using official letterheads without authorization
◾Concealing assets or property WRT obtaining federal/state grants))
◾Knowingly using or distributing a fake document

A person can only be held criminally liable if they are deliberately acting with the intention of deceiving or defrauding another party. /

Falsifying documents is a very serious offense and is generally classified as a felony. This means that a person charged with falsifying documents may be subject to the following legal penalties:
◾Having to pay a monetary fine
◾Incarceration in a prison facility

Depending on the gravity of the offense, as well as individual state laws, falsifying documents can result in a prison sentence of 5-10 years. Also, if government documents or authorities were involved, the legal penalties may be more severe. ..... legal penalties may increase with repeat offenses.

The penalty for falsifying government documents is outlined in the Crimes Act of 1958.

17 posted on 03/20/2014 4:30:45 PM PDT by Liz
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USA Today reported that Gutierrez paid an Illinois lobbyist more than $500,000 tax dollars to work side-by-side with his congressional staff. The lobbyist, Doug Scofield (the co-author of Gutierrez's autobio), was the lawmaker's former chief of staff, then paid as a contractor to train staff, review and draft news releases and help publicize Gutierrez's activities, the newspaper said.

Time to mobilize the Bank Secrecy Act----to follow the paper trail of Gutierrez's govt disbursements, and determine how govt monies changed hands.

Taxpayers demand to know the scope and dimension of government insiders ability to collude in sub rosa deals and who might be personally profiting.

<><> L/E needs to examine DHS's multiple bank accounts.

<><> Joint bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer govt funds from one account to another, and/or woire-transferred offshore;

<><> To cover their tracks, fake govt invoices might be created to show that govt money deposited into accounts was being used for legitimate govt purposes.

<><> Financial schemes scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of payments from financial sources that actually covered the transfer of govt funds for insiders' personal use and/or for redistribution schemes.


NOTE WELL Under the Bank Secrecy Act, banks are required to establish, implement and maintain programs designed to detect and report suspicious activity indicative of money laundering and other financial crimes. “The Bank Secrecy Act was enacted to protect the public from harm by identifying and detecting money laundering from criminal enterprises, terrorism, tax evasion or other unlawful activities,” the special agent in charge for Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, explained.

Shady banking transactions could be prosecuted under the (1) Bank Secrecy ACT, (2) RICO, and, (3) the Hobbs Act.


<><> L/E should get ahold of: (1) copies of DHS checks, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) correspondence including snail mail, e-mail, mobile devices, cell phones, (8) contracts, (9) loan agreements, (10) other account books or official records.

L/E should also explore (a) DHS monies paid to brokers, sub- brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.

<><> L/E should scrutinize DHS bank accounts for suspicious activites: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) frequent requests for withdrawals.

<><> Bank records might also show diversions to secret LLC accounts, to money launder and to operate personal ventures---or to finance campaign activities (and/or other redistribution schemes favored by the WH).

Tax fraud may also be a factor; facilitated by withdrawals, gift cards purchases, credit card purchases and intra-bank transfers from DHS accounts into personal accounts, campaign accounts, or into redistribution schemes.

<><> A huge tipoff is whether bank withdrawals support and luxurious lifestyle including payments for real estate, investment and stock holdings, jewelry, luxury vehicles, resort travel....... and gifts from luxury outlets for wives and mistresses (and campaign activities, or other redistribution schemes).


Taxpayers demand the Bank Secrecy Act be used to prosecute govt fraud, pronto.

Taxpayers are urged to notify the FBI now.

SUBJECT: Collusion, conspiracy, and bribery
IN RE: financial irregularities
REFERENCE: govt fraud, falsified documents, wire transfers, accounting fraud, etc.

NARRATIVE Taxpayers demand to know the scope and dimension of multiple conspiracies by government insiders to collude in sub rosa deals to personally profit and/or to facilitate redistribution schemes.

OF INTEREST TO LAW ENFORCEMENT The FBI should interrogate individuals for evidence of multiple schemes to falsify documents to further insider schemes. The FBI should investigate any and all official documents submitted by DHS.

Crimes might include---conspiracy, collusion, falsifying offical documents (a felony), money laundering, tax evasion, extorting taxpayers, theft of govt monies, misuse of public office and government positions.

Examine DHS personnel's tax returns with a fine-tooth comb.....especially entries for "interest income."

18 posted on 03/20/2014 4:36:24 PM PDT by Liz
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>>It has been alleged that Luis has spent over $30,000.00 in attorney’s fees thus far to defend himself.

One assumes he can write that off on his taxes as a cost of doing business. At least with Lois Lerner’s IRS . . .

19 posted on 03/20/2014 4:42:21 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: AuntB; Tennessee Nana; TADSLOS


20 posted on 03/20/2014 4:46:00 PM PDT by Liz
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