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4 Democratic lawmakers either arrested or raided by the FBI in quick succession
The Daily Caller ^ | 27 Mar 2014 | Patrick Howley

Posted on 03/27/2014 10:00:01 AM PDT by mandaladon

Three Democratic lawmakers were either arrested or had their office raided Wednesday by the FBI.

Two of the Democrats, including Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Patrick Cannon, were charged in connection with FBI stings that caught them allegedly taking bribes from undercover agents. Coupled with an FBI raid that led to the resignation of a prominent Democratic lawmaker in Rhode Island this past weekend, four Democrats have recently come under the FBI’s radar.

Here are the four:

New York state assemblyman

The FBI raided Democratic New York Assemblyman William Scarborough’s Albany office Wednesday morning and also took papers from his office in Jamaica, Queens. The feds confronted him at 5:45 a.m. in a hotel room, where they seized his smartphone. FBI investigators asked Scarborough about per diem reimbursements received by state lawmakers.

“I’m innocent, but I understand the reality,” Scarborough told reporters at the state capitol Wednesday. “I don’t know what’s going to go on. I am going to talk to a lawyer, this is just stunning to me.”

Scarborough was first elected to the Assembly from a primarily Queens County district in 1994.

California state senator

Democratic California state Sen. Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday for wire fraud and conspiracy to deal firearms as part of an FBI sweep in Sacramento and the Bay Area. The gun-control proponent allegedly conspired to facilitate an undercover agent’s purchase of illegal firearms, which would be imported through a port in Newark, N.J.

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, an organized crime figure in Chinatown, was arrested as part of the investigation that nabbed Yee.

Yee allegedly traded “official acts” for donations from undercover agents, and took $10,000 from an undercover agent to make a call to the California Department of Public Health passing along kind words about a potential contractor.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: New York; US: North Carolina; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: california; charlotte; democrats; fbi; gordonfox; lelandyee; newyork; northcarolina; obama; patrickcannon; rhodeisland; williamscarborough
Can't keep up with so many corrupt RATS!
1 posted on 03/27/2014 10:00:01 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

You bust 4.

Then you call the others and ask for cooperation with some Senate campaigns


2 posted on 03/27/2014 10:01:13 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: mandaladon

Don’t expect to see much coverage about this on the MSM.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 10:01:15 AM PDT by mandaladon (If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill)
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To: mandaladon

RINO’s aren’t any better. Government is corrupt period.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 10:02:07 AM PDT by maddog55 (I'd be Pro-Choice if we could abort liberals.)
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To: mandaladon

4 Democratic lawmakers either arrested or raided by the FBI in quick succession


This was not lost on me. Neither is all the J.P Morgan bankers offing themselves.

Things are not as they seem.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 10:03:41 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: mandaladon

All this direct bribery stopped at the time of Abscam. The video of senators stuffing bundles of cash in their suit pockets was too damning. For a long time bribes were laundered through publishers who were paid to give big book contracts for titles like, “It takes a village.” The other way was to give the bribe to the party as a “donation.” The party would get it to the politician and arrange the favor.

It worked perfectly. What happed? Did everybody get complacent? Or, did the cut taken by publishers and party offiials get to high?


6 posted on 03/27/2014 10:04:46 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: mandaladon
and think, these are the most corrupt... think of all the
articles were "spiked" due to political pressure.

7 posted on 03/27/2014 10:05:00 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: AppyPappy
Maybe that's the motive...I mean, this is Holder's Justice Department we're talking about here, right?

So you know there's some underlying reason for this besides just arresting a bunch of corrupt politicians, all of whom happen to be Democrats...

Is that too tin-foil hat? lol

8 posted on 03/27/2014 10:05:18 AM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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To: maddog55

However the MSM does not cover this the same way when it’s a Republican


9 posted on 03/27/2014 10:05:56 AM PDT by mandaladon (If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill)
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To: mandaladon
Sounds like there were also a half-dozen of these Dem Criminals that were queued to be taken down in Pennsylvania — until the Dem State Attorney squashed the the charges.
10 posted on 03/27/2014 10:07:22 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: mandaladon

These are all low-level hucksters. Need to clean out DC...........


11 posted on 03/27/2014 10:07:54 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: cuban leaf
The gun-control proponent allegedly conspired to facilitate an undercover agent’s purchase of illegal firearms, which would be imported through a port in Newark, N.J.

I was just doing my own undercover investigation.....honest.....................

12 posted on 03/27/2014 10:09:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: mandaladon

“Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, an organized crime figure in Chinatown, was arrested as part of the investigation that nabbed Yee.”

Reminds me of something that would be in a Raymond Chandler novel.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 10:10:13 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: mandaladon

Once again, the subtle message gets through.
Attention Writers!
It’s DEMOCRAT
not
DemocratIC...


14 posted on 03/27/2014 10:10:48 AM PDT by spankalib ("I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.")
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To: mandaladon

This seems to happening quite a bit lately. Is the FBI turning on Dear Leader?


15 posted on 03/27/2014 10:14:41 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Gen.Blather
All this direct bribery stopped at the time of Abscam. The video of senators stuffing bundles of cash in their suit pockets was too damning. For a long time bribes were laundered through publishers who were paid to give big book contracts for titles like, “It takes a village.” The other way was to give the bribe to the party as a “donation.” The party would get it to the politician and arrange the favor.

It worked perfectly. What happed? Did everybody get complacent? Or, did the cut taken by publishers and party offiials get to high?

You've certainly got their number.

16 posted on 03/27/2014 10:18:05 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: mandaladon

Rush is making the point now (speculating) that the Dems might be trying to get rid of all their “bad apples” before the next election cycle.

He doesn’t seem to think the FBI would turn on Dear Leader.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 10:21:19 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: mandaladon

Hmmm....maybe a higher-up in the FBI is getting fed up with Holder’s corrupting the Dept. of Justice?


18 posted on 03/27/2014 10:21:36 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: spankalib

>>It’s DEMOCRAT
not
DemocratIC...<<

Yes, it takes a while to train oneself, but it’s a satisfying exercise.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 10:23:09 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: mandaladon
I put Yee in a different category from the others. Big-time gun running on the part of a rabid anti-gunner, smuggling deals with Islamic terrorists - maybe it was a bribery sting that got them there, but this guy is a real piece of work.

Allegedly.

20 posted on 03/27/2014 10:26:04 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Parley Baer

A bad episode of Hawaii 5-0.

Book ‘em , Danno.


21 posted on 03/27/2014 10:29:34 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: WildHighlander57

See post 6 in relationship to discussion on book
What changes will be made in the book?


22 posted on 03/27/2014 10:31:40 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: mandaladon

>> “Don’t expect to see much coverage about this on the MSM.” <<

.
Yee was all over this morning’s paper.


23 posted on 03/27/2014 10:36:24 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: mandaladon

So far, three CA State Legislators have been indicted. If this keeps up, the Repubicans may take back “control” of the State Legislature because all of the RATS are in jail! Problem is, the GOPe doesn’t have either balls or backbone!


24 posted on 03/27/2014 10:36:37 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: editor-surveyor

Holder is merely setting the stage for his owned media to tout how democrat rule roots out evil doers. If the democrips were not in trouble with the 2014 cycle approaching, these now being sacrificed for the good of the crips would have been left alone to continue their ‘work’.


25 posted on 03/27/2014 10:38:24 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Red Badger

I was doing investigative journalism - just like my hero, David Gregory.


26 posted on 03/27/2014 10:39:06 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: mandaladon

Ive never met a Dem who wasn’t corrupt..imagine that, a guy who is against guns, using his power to smuggle guns to his criminal buddies..Im shocked shocked I tell ya/sarc


27 posted on 03/27/2014 10:40:28 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: MHGinTN

Its just that Yee and Shrimp Boy have been so openly and deeply into organized crime that they couldn’t cover it up any longer.


28 posted on 03/27/2014 11:02:07 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: mandaladon

Not 4 but 6!

Six Democrats arrested or investigated in FBI raids, yesterday:

Rhode Island Democrat House speaker Gordon Fox law enforcement officials raided the office and home of House Speaker Gordon Fox on Friday as part of a criminal investigation. He has since resigned.

Keith Farnham Illinois Democrat House Rep office raided in child porn investigation. They are investigating his office and his house computers. When it started he resigned, though elected only yesterday.

California Democrat State Sen. Ronald Calderon indicted on bribery charges.

Bill Scarborough - NY assemblyman arrested as part of ongoing investigation

Mayor Patrick Cannon Charlotte, NC Theft and bribery charges. Arrested.

And Sen Leland Lee.


29 posted on 03/27/2014 11:04:33 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: mandaladon

Fortunately, the one in CA, the Senate Maj Leader was talking about kicking him out of the Senate if he didn’t resign. Heard that yesterday.


30 posted on 03/27/2014 11:07:47 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: mandaladon
It's a good start!

31 posted on 03/27/2014 11:09:01 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Norseman

For sure. There’s nothing democratic with democrats.


32 posted on 03/27/2014 11:09:47 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: editor-surveyor

“Its just that Yee and Shrimp Boy have been so openly and deeply into organized crime that they couldn’t cover it up any longer.”

Sounds like a Bruce Lee movie.


33 posted on 03/27/2014 11:10:53 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: mandaladon

I’m sure everyone has noticed that democRat politicians tend to believe that elected office entitles one to graft.


34 posted on 03/27/2014 11:12:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: mandaladon
Three Democratic lawmakers

Mr Howley - YOU MORON - just as homosexuals are not "gay", Democrat lawmakers are not "Democratics"!

35 posted on 03/27/2014 11:19:26 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Actually, the majority leader Darryl Steinberg, is in deeper than Yee, and should be going down soon.


36 posted on 03/27/2014 11:26:15 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: mandaladon

It seems Harry Reid was laundering campaign contributions through his daughter’s business to payback donors. Why isn’t he on this list with the other Democrat crooks Patrick Cannon and Leland Yee?


37 posted on 03/27/2014 11:32:41 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Beowulf9

Everything in CA these days sounds like a bad movie.


38 posted on 03/27/2014 11:35:09 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: mandaladon

So far, three CA State Legislators have been indicted. If this keeps up, the Repubicans may take back “control” of the State Legislature because all of the RATS are in jail! Problem is, the GOPe doesn’t have either balls or backbone!


39 posted on 03/27/2014 11:58:19 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: editor-surveyor

“Actually, the majority leader Darryl Steinberg, is in deeper than Yee, and should be going down soon.”

I know that he’s a real POS, but I haven’t seen anything substantive on him. I would be wonderful to see him indicted because he used to be a judge. Send out any stuff you have on him.


40 posted on 03/27/2014 12:05:44 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Parley Baer; mandaladon
mandaladon -“Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, an organized crime figure in Chinatown, was arrested as part of the investigation that nabbed Yee.”

Parley Baer - "Reminds me of something that would be in a Raymond Chandler novel.

------------------------------>

And, the Sopranos!

41 posted on 03/27/2014 12:21:11 PM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: mandaladon

Leland Yee smuggling weapons to terrorists while advocating gun limitations on law-abiding US citizens.

Reminds me of....

Eric Holder smuggling weapons to Mexican drug cartels while pressing for gun limitations on law-abiding US citizens.

Leland Yee should plead that he was merely cooperating with Fast and Furious Part II.


42 posted on 03/27/2014 1:05:02 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: cookcounty

Fast and Kung Fuious.


43 posted on 03/27/2014 3:12:02 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Artcore

Rush might be right, but I think the Obama FBI is cleaning house of those who won’t play ball so to speak.
It is a purge to prepare for events to come.
Like they have been purging the military.


44 posted on 03/27/2014 3:16:11 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: spankalib
Once again, the subtle message gets through. Attention Writers! It’s DEMOCRAT not DemocratIC...

I officially gave up this battle yesterday when Sean Hannity and Sen. Mike Lee both used the term DemocratIC while discussing Democrats and the Democrat party.

45 posted on 03/28/2014 8:27:59 AM PDT by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from the dreaded Job-Lock this November!)
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To: Norseman
Yes, it takes a while to train oneself, but it’s a satisfying exercise.

See my post at #45.

46 posted on 03/28/2014 8:29:32 AM PDT by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from the dreaded Job-Lock this November!)
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