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Former Del. Ron Villanueva sentenced to 2 years in prison for defrauding federal government
The Virginian-Pilot ^ | July 2, 2019 | Scott Daugherty

Posted on 07/03/2019 10:07:12 AM PDT by Coronal

NORFOLK Former state Del. Ron Villanueva is a mentor, a family man and just a generally good person, civic and business leaders said.

Over the years, he's traveled to the Philippines to assist with an Operation Smile trip and repeatedly taken a family friend to the hospital to visit her dying father.

But he is also a criminal. And that, a federal judge said Tuesday, shouldn't be forgotten.

"You have done good things, but that doesn't put you above the law," U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith said from the bench.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: pennsylvania; philadelphia; philippines; ronvillanueva; thephilippines; virginia

1 posted on 07/03/2019 10:07:12 AM PDT by Coronal
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To: Coronal

Fifth paragraph to learn his party affiliation.


2 posted on 07/03/2019 10:14:18 AM PDT by Lisbon1940 (No full-term Governors (at the time of election))
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To: Coronal

A republican. Sigh


3 posted on 07/03/2019 10:17:53 AM PDT by McGavin999 (No representation without taxation. Count the tax returns filed.)
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To: Lisbon1940

Republican. misrepresented his companys as minority and or woman owned. got govt contracts ahead of other companys. meh.. Small fish in a big pond. Government contractors are all crooks anyway.


4 posted on 07/03/2019 10:22:30 AM PDT by Ikeon (I'm here to chew ass and kick some gum, and I'm fresh out of gum)
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To: Coronal

Don’t these fools know to set up a Foundation?

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“Villanueva, a Virginia Beach Republican who was voted out of office in 2017, was sentenced Tuesday to 2½ years in prison on charges he improperly helped two Virginia Beach companies secure special government contracts they weren’t entitled to receive.”


5 posted on 07/03/2019 10:24:33 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with islamic terrorists - they want to die for allah and we want to kill them.)
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To: Coronal

But ok to do as a Democrat presidential candidate though...

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“to misrepresent the firms as socially or economically disadvantaged businesses under a U.S. Small Business Administration program that sets aside government contracts for women- and minority-owned companies.”


6 posted on 07/03/2019 10:26:41 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with islamic terrorists - they want to die for allah and we want to kill them.)
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To: Ikeon
Republican. misrepresented his companys as minority and or woman owned. got govt contracts ahead of other companys.

That is impossible. He merely declared himself a Black Wymyn and had two boxes to check in the under privileged category.

He should appeal.

7 posted on 07/03/2019 10:27:09 AM PDT by USS Alaska
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To: Coronal
"Before learning his fate, Villanueva apologized to the court for what he did. He said he wished he could go back in time and do better. Choking back tears, the father of four spoke of his conviction as a "teachable moment."

Another teachable moment is coming up. Don't drop the soap!
8 posted on 07/03/2019 11:01:27 AM PDT by BraveMan
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To: USS Alaska

By George you are right. he declared himself a woman usiness owner and who is the government to discriminate against her and question his choice of gender OR RACE?


9 posted on 07/03/2019 11:22:49 AM PDT by Ikeon (I'm here to chew ass and kick some gum, and I'm fresh out of gum)
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To: Ikeon
" he declared himself a woman usiness owner and who is the government to discriminate against her and question his choice of gender OR RACE?"

Excellent point!

10 posted on 07/03/2019 11:42:21 AM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait.)
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To: Lisbon1940

I always find it amusing when a politician commits a crime, and partisans on both side of the aisle rush to look which party the offender is a member of in hopes of scoring points against the other party.

Based on my observation, there are an equal number of criminals in both parties.


11 posted on 07/03/2019 12:00:41 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Coronal

Too bad. /s Crooked bastard .


12 posted on 07/05/2019 8:10:35 AM PDT by csvset (illegitimi non carborundum)
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