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Independent counsel says prosecutors had ample evidence to charge Clinton in Lewinsky scandal
AP ^ | 3-6-02 | PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer

Posted on 03/06/2002 8:03:51 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:39:49 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) --  A final report by Independent Counsel Robert Ray concluded Wednesday that prosecutors had ample evidence for criminal charges against President Clinton in the scandal involving former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

"The independent counsel's judgment that sufficient evidence existed to prosecute President Clinton was confirmed by President Clinton's admissions," the report stated. "President Clinton admitted he `knowingly gave evasive and misleading answers"' about his sexual relationship with Ms. Lewinsky.


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1 posted on 03/06/2002 8:03:51 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
08:52 PST (AP) -- The report stated that "President Clinton engaged in conduct that impeded the due administration of justice by testifying falsely under oath ... that he could not recall ever being alone with Monica Lewinsky; and he had not had a sexual affair or engaged in sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky."

In response to the report, Clinton attorney David Kendall issued a brief statement: "The investigation of President Clinton from 1994 to 2001 was intense, expensive, partisan and long. There's still no Whitewater report, and there's nothing new in this report. It's time to move on."

2 posted on 03/06/2002 8:04:35 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
And now this chump wants our support to run for Senate? He'd definitely fit in with the other Senate pansies.
3 posted on 03/06/2002 8:05:30 AM PST by ilgipper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
09:04 PST (AP) -- The Lewinsky controversy grew out of a sexual harassment lawsuit by former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones. Testifying in the lawsuit, Clinton denied having sex with Lewinsky and said he didn't recall being alone with her.

The criminal investigation of Clinton in the Lewinsky matter began in January 1998. Former White House employee Linda Tripp, a friend of Lewinsky, turned over to Starr secretly taped phone calls in which the ex-intern confided her relationship with Clinton. The tapes contradicted Clinton's sworn testimony in the Jones case, which the president gave just days after Tripp had turned the tapes over to Starr.

The sequence -- first turning over the tapes, then Clinton testifying in the Jones case -- led Clinton and his defenders to accuse Starr's office of setting a perjury trap for the president.

Starr's prosecutors and the FBI looked into whether Clinton had tried to silence Lewinsky by getting presidential friend Vernon Jordan to find a job for her. Besides opening doors for her job-hunting efforts, Jordan arranged to hire a Washington lawyer for Lewinsky so that she could file an affidavit in the Jones case. In the affidavit, she denied having had a sexual relationship with Clinton.

When Lewinsky eventually agreed to cooperate with investigators in the summer of 1998, she turned over a stained blue dress from an encounter with Clinton, making it impossible for the president to deny a sexual relationship. Lab tests showed Clinton's DNA on the garment.

4 posted on 03/06/2002 8:05:34 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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5 posted on 03/06/2002 8:05:38 AM PST by grammymoon
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To: HAL9000
fyi
6 posted on 03/06/2002 8:06:41 AM PST by Registered
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To: ilgipper; all

Two, four, six, eight!
Do you appreciate --
Free Republic?

The longer the FReepathon lasts, the longer you'll see me! Oh the horror! Donate now. Do it 'for the children.'

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7 posted on 03/06/2002 8:07:59 AM PST by Jen
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I believe Karma will catch up with the Clinton's one day. It does with everyone. Nobody is teflon from God. My problem with that fact is when something does come to catch up with them...people will look at them as victims and ride the old Clinton bandwagon again. Meanwhile looking past how much they sold out America. Why the 2 of them are not in jail for more than just the Lewinski mess is something I can only leave in God's hands and have trust that karma will come and smack the 2 of them in the light God himself will shed.
8 posted on 03/06/2002 8:08:31 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: Hal9000
How soon will you be linking the whole report ol' buddy?
9 posted on 03/06/2002 8:08:46 AM PST by KC Burke
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A greased pig always gets away.
10 posted on 03/06/2002 8:10:05 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
and OICRAY.com
11 posted on 03/06/2002 8:10:13 AM PST by flamefront
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
And we are still talking about sex instead of treason. The Monica thing misdirected justice so badly I suspect bill made sure it got out himself.
12 posted on 03/06/2002 8:10:56 AM PST by steve50
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To: AFVetGal
With all due respect, that cheerleading cheer above is structured wrong. At least in high school, that is not how we said it.
13 posted on 03/06/2002 8:11:29 AM PST by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Just announced on Fox as breaking news.
14 posted on 03/06/2002 8:11:51 AM PST by I still care
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To: Registered
As I said, Clinton would arrange to be in Timbuktu when this report was released. He's on his way to Ecuador, then East Timor.
15 posted on 03/06/2002 8:12:17 AM PST by HAL9000
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Billy Boy Clinton: The incredible shrinking legacy.
16 posted on 03/06/2002 8:12:43 AM PST by EternalHope
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To: flamefront
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the final report on the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal that threatened Bill Clinton's presidency, an independent counsel said on Wednesday that sufficient evidence existed to prosecute and probably convict Clinton.

More than four years after the allegations first emerged that Clinton sought to hide his affair with Lewinsky, a special U.S. appeals court released a lengthy report by independent counsel Robert Ray that was required by law.

"The independent counsel concluded that sufficient evidence existed to prosecute and that such evidence would 'probably be sufficient to obtain and sustain a conviction ... by an unbiased trier of fact'," he said in the report.

But Ray said he decided against prosecution on the grounds that "noncriminal alternatives" were sufficient.

Right before he left office in January 2001 Clinton admitted knowingly giving false, evasive statements in a deal with Ray that ended the investigation without any criminal charges being brought.

17 posted on 03/06/2002 8:13:34 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Well now,Mr. Ray,tell me and ALL FREEPERS just how it is that you properly executed the oath of office you took when you were sworn in as Independent Counsel??Judge Susan Webber Wright already established that"BeelzeBubba""Made False and Misleading Statements While Testifying Under Oath To A Federal Grand Jury".Also,by denying Paula Jones her"Day in Court"he did(in fact)Obstruct Justice!!!!!!!
18 posted on 03/06/2002 8:14:20 AM PST by bandleader
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Think about the people who protected Klinton then and still protect him today. Even Bush glossed over Klinton's acts.
19 posted on 03/06/2002 8:14:50 AM PST by Don Myers
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To: I still care
MSNBC also now televising lengthy report. Of course, the networks won't report this...
20 posted on 03/06/2002 8:16:23 AM PST by calypgin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I don't think this could possibly be a sursprise to anyone...except hitlery.
21 posted on 03/06/2002 8:16:46 AM PST by Jewels1091
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
Well, dig out your pom poms and make up your own cheer and join me! :-)
22 posted on 03/06/2002 8:16:52 AM PST by Jen
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To: HAL9000
A copy of the press release can be found here link
23 posted on 03/06/2002 8:17:04 AM PST by StarFan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
From oicray.com, press release:
24 posted on 03/06/2002 8:17:08 AM PST by flamefront
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Independent counsel says prosecutors had ample evidence to charge Clinton in Lewinsky scandal

THEN WHY DIDNT YOU ARE YOU RELATED TO THE PANSIES IN THE SENATE
25 posted on 03/06/2002 8:17:15 AM PST by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The legacy of OJ clinton.
26 posted on 03/06/2002 8:17:16 AM PST by TroutStalker
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To: AFVetGal
We said it, "Two, Four, Six, Eight, Who do you appreciate?" Then the crowd was expected to shout the name of the team, which would in this case, be Freerepublic.
27 posted on 03/06/2002 8:19:20 AM PST by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
Well, see... I changed the cheer just to get somebody to notice and comment on it, so they would bump the thread, so more people would see it and would choose to donate... (yeah, that's the ticket...)
28 posted on 03/06/2002 8:22:47 AM PST by Jen
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Sure it was long; sure it was intense; sure it was partisan (Clinton's war room assured that it was partisan). But when you get past all the spin, Kendall doesn't refute Ray's conclusion that Clinton could have been prosecuted.
29 posted on 03/06/2002 8:23:20 AM PST by My2Cents
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"President Clinton admitted he `knowingly gave evasive and misleading answers"' about his sexual relationship with Ms. Lewinsky.


30 posted on 03/06/2002 8:25:11 AM PST by ravinson
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"The independent counsel's judgment that sufficient evidence existed to prosecute President Clinton was confirmed by President Clinton's admissions," the report stated. "President Clinton admitted he `knowingly gave evasive and misleading answers"' about his sexual relationship with Ms. Lewinsky.

And he didn't prosecute him because.........

31 posted on 03/06/2002 8:25:58 AM PST by Catspaw
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I am trying to post to you my Clinton Crime list but, get this, it is so long that it keeps tripping something up that has to be reset, in other words, I can no longer post the list "as is".

Click on my name and ask yourself why the democrats in the Senate seemed unable to convict the guy.

32 posted on 03/06/2002 8:26:41 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
[Bill Clinton]...surrendered his law license for five years.

Right about the time the Clintons are probably hoping they'll be in the White House again, this time with Hillary at the helm.

33 posted on 03/06/2002 8:27:41 AM PST by MrConfettiMan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Clinton lied. I am shocked I tell you, I am shocked
34 posted on 03/06/2002 8:29:27 AM PST by Uncle Hal
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To: Alamo-Girl
ping
35 posted on 03/06/2002 8:32:25 AM PST by kayak
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"The independent counsel's judgment that sufficient evidence existed to prosecute President Clinton was confirmed by President Clinton's admissions," the report stated. "President Clinton admitted he `knowingly gave evasive and misleading answers"' about his sexual relationship with Ms. Lewinsky.

I could have told them this in 1999.......and I wouldn't have charged the U.S. taxpayer near as much money. Typical government investigation (research), large sums of money spent and little end result.

36 posted on 03/06/2002 8:38:12 AM PST by alaskanfan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Aha! Now this must be the reason they came out the other day with the exerpts from the Nixon tapes. Trying to hide behind Nixon again.
37 posted on 03/06/2002 8:38:30 AM PST by texasbluebell
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This is going to go on his permanent record!

Actually, I wish there was/is more being done to bring the Clintons to justice. But I will savor this small victory.

38 posted on 03/06/2002 8:43:06 AM PST by lds23
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To: AFVetGal
Gotcha:)
39 posted on 03/06/2002 8:46:24 AM PST by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: texasbluebell
This is more Non-news. Just self promotion for Robert Ray, who didn't do his job, because he got paid to look the other way. There are two standards of law. Law for the rich and influencial, and law for the common man. Clinton will never see the inside of a jail cell, nor will he ever be held accountable for his travesty of a presidency. When he meets his maker, that's the ONLY time he'll receive justice.
40 posted on 03/06/2002 8:49:31 AM PST by MadRobotArtist
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To: flamefront
Independent Counsel's Response to Representative Conyers.

March 1, 2002
The Honorable John Conyers, Jr.
United States House of Representatives
2138 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-6216

Dear Congressman Conyers:

Based upon our previous professional relationship, I was disappointed to learn that you had released correspondence addressed to me to the media prior to my receiving said correspondence or notice of your intent to do so. Therefore, it is with some degree of difficulty that I accept the sincerity of your "serious concern" about published reports regarding what you characterize as "partisan political activity" by me. But I respect the spirit of that concern nonetheless based upon your position as a member of one of the committees that has oversight jurisdiction over my office and our previous cordial relationship.

It has not been the practice of my office to respond to individual members of Congress. The oversight jurisdiction that originates with the Independent Counsel statute has been recognized on a bipartisan basis as emanating not from individual members of the committees with oversight jurisdiction, but by the action of the committee itself. See 28 U.S.C. § 595(a)(1). That typically is communicated to my office through the Chairman of the respective committee. This has not occurred here.

You have chosen to release your two letters -- the first to me and the second to the Special Division -- directly to the media even before they were received in my office. Because you further have variously accused me (without foundation and without waiting for my response) of "apparent violations of the law," "apparent violation of the Independent Counsel Act," "reckless disregard of [my] duties under the Hatch Act," and a "clear cut example of law breaking," I am now compelled to respond.

As a career prosecutor, I have been scrupulous, and will continue to be scrupulous as long as I continue to serve as Independent Counsel, in conforming my conduct to the letter and spirit of the Hatch Act.

That said, I am well aware of the strictures of the Independent Counsel statute. That now lapsed statute, however, says nothing about prohibited political activity. Only the Hatch Act so provides, and it is not at all clear that the Hatch Act applies to an Independent Counsel. While I am bound by the Department of Justice policies included, among other places, in the United States Attorneys' Manual, I am bound only by those policies "respecting enforcement of the criminal laws." 28 U.S.C. § 594(f)(1). Moreover, I may be removed from office only for "good cause" and only upon the personal action of the Attorney General, not by operation of the Hatch Act. See 28 U.S.C. § 596(a)(1).

You overlook the fact that I am not now a candidate or running to be a candidate for partisan political office. I have not filed as a candidate or as a nominee. I have not sought or solicited campaign contributions, raised money or sought or received endorsements. In short, there is currently no campaign for office of which I am a participant whatsoever. Accordingly, none of the provisions of the Hatch Act, Department of Justice regulations nor the United States Attorneys' Manual that you cite have been violated by me, either in letter or in spirit.

What I have done is attend a Lincoln Day dinner sponsored by the Monmouth County Republicans on February 10, 2002. I gave a speech principally honoring President Abraham Lincoln's birthday because I was asked to do so. (A copy of my prepared remarks that evening is attached). I did not appear "in support of or in opposition" to any candidate, whether myself or anyone else. See 5 C.F.R. §§ 734.409(d). I was invited to speak as a resident of Monmouth County and not as a candidate for office. I paid for my ticket and that of my spouse, who also attended. The Department of Justice guidelines on the subject, which I consulted before the event, are clear that the Hatch Act expressly permits attendance at political events, including fundraisers, and permits me to speak at such events. To the extent that the payment for two tickets to the event was, in part, a political contribution, I am expressly permitted to have done so. As to the portion of my remarks in which I said that what we need in the United States Senate is "principled, ethical and trustworthy leadership," I assume that no one, including you, would disagree with that sentiment.

In short, while you appear anxious to accuse me of violating the law, your accusation is completely without foundation. It is equally distressing to me that you would make use of unsupported allegations of prosecutorial misconduct to undermine the now nearly completed work of the Office of the Independent Counsel. As you well know, I have tried mightily to restore the country's confidence in the integrity of law enforcement and law enforcement officials. As you have told me yourself, my prosecutorial decisions and the conduct of my office have never been about partisanship. Allegations made are never as easily answered even when they do not withstand scrutiny. I would have appreciated the courtesy of a meaningful opportunity to respond before being compelled to embark on the precipitous course you have chosen here.

Returning, however, to your legitimate concern, I assure you that I will not engage in prohibited partisan activity while I am serving as Independent Counsel. I well understand the propriety of resigning my current office should I decide to become a candidate for elective office. In any event, I intend to fulfill my responsibilities by bringing the work of our office to substantial conclusion before undertaking any other course.

Sincerely,
Robert W. Ray
Independent Counsel

41 posted on 03/06/2002 8:52:13 AM PST by kcvl
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To: lds23
Actually, I wish there was/is more being done to bring the Clintons to justice. But I will savor this small victory.

The unpleasant fact that we all tend to forget is that convicting Clinton was probably impossible. It would have required a jury of all Republicans or truly unbiased independents, because we know a Democrat would never vote to convict him. Of course, getting a jury like that would never have been permitted.

A prosecution of Clinton would have dragged on for months and would have resulted, at best, in a hung jury. That's the reality, and I understand a decision that this wouldn't have been in the best interests of the country.

Especially in light of the closeness of the election, it's hard to estimate how much worse this would have made the political climate in Washington.

42 posted on 03/06/2002 8:56:07 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: flamefront
Good research at your #24, but for the life of me, I can't get the actual report. I get the related matters on Nussbaum etc, but can't find the correct link to a pdf or html copy of this report as released. Anyone got a link to the court?
43 posted on 03/06/2002 9:01:34 AM PST by KC Burke
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I even heard this story on NPR!! Is the sky still blue?
44 posted on 03/06/2002 9:05:13 AM PST by hattend
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To: flamefront;Joe Montana
Bump!!!!!
45 posted on 03/06/2002 9:05:22 AM PST by Donald Stone
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To: flamefront
Went to the court site and it links back to the page that doesn't have the "Monica Lewinsky and others" reports....perhaps we will be kept waiting for our steak luncheon.
46 posted on 03/06/2002 9:08:18 AM PST by KC Burke
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To: MadRobotArtist
"This is more Non-news. Just self promotion for Robert Ray, who didn't do his job"

You are so correct. Wanna bet this story is GONE within 48 hours?

Well Mr. Clinton, we will not forget at FreeRepublic.

47 posted on 03/06/2002 9:10:46 AM PST by AGreatPer
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To: HAL9000; rdavis84; Oldeconomybuyer
FYI. ample evidence to charge bubba.
48 posted on 03/06/2002 9:11:34 AM PST by thinden
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To: KC Burke
Just to take a tour down memory road

TABLE A
INDICTMENTS, PROSECUTIONS AND CONVICTIONS

NAME
ACTION/DATE
CHARGES
DISPOSITION
1. David Hale Indictment 9/23/93

Superseding Indictment 2/17/94

Superseding Information 3/22/94

Four Felony Counts: Conspiracy; False Statements.

Four Felony Counts: Conspiracy; False Statements.

Two Felony Counts: Conspiracy; Mail Fraud.

Guilty Plea on 3/22/94. Sentenced 3/25/96: 28 months imprisonment; 3 years supervised release; $10,000 fine; restitution $2,040,000; $100 special assessment (2/6/98 -- sentence reduced to time served and fine abated).
2. Charles Matthews Indicted 9/23/93

Superseding Indictment 2/17/94

Superseding Information 6/23/94

Two Felony Counts: Conspiracy.

One Felony Count: Conspiracy.

Two Misdemeanor Counts: Bribery.

Guilty Plea on 6/23/94. Sentenced 1/3/95: 16 months imprisonment; one year of supervised release; $7,500 fine; $25 special assessment.
3. Eugene Fitzhugh Indicted 9/23/93

Superseding Indictment 2/17/94

Superseding Information 6/23/94

Two Felony Counts: Conspiracy.

One Felony Count: Conspiracy.

One Misdemeanor Count: Bribery.

Guilty Plea on 6/23/94. Sentenced 10/22/96: 10 months imprisonment - first five months in a halfway house or medical facility and final five months on home detention; 1 year supervised release; $3,000 fine; $25 special assessment.
4. Robert W. Palmer Information 12/5/94 One Felony Count: Conspiracy. Guilty Plea on 12/5/94. Sentenced 6/16/95: 3 years probation - first year home detention; $5,000 fine.
5. Webster L. Hubbell Information 12/6/94 Two Felony Counts: Mail Fraud; Tax Evasion. Guilty Plea on 12/6/94. Sentenced 6/23/95: 21 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years supervised release; restitution of $135,000; 48 hours of community service at ADC.
6. Neal T. Ainley Indictment 2/28/95

Superseding Information 5/2/95

Five Felony Counts: Conspiracy, Failure to File Currency Transaction Reports, False Entries, and False Statements.

Two Misdemeanor Counts: Willfully delivering/disclosing fraudulent document.

Guilty Plea on 5/2/95. Sentenced: 1/18/96; 2 years probation; first year 8 hours per week community service; $1,000 fine; $50 special assessment.
7. Christopher V. Wade Information 3/21/95 Two Felony Counts: Bankruptcy Fraud/False Applications and Certifications to Financial Institution. Guilty Plea on 3/21/95. Sentenced 12/1/95: 15 months imprisonment; 3 years supervisory release; $3,000 fine; $100 special assessment.
8. William J. Marks, Sr. Indictment 6/7/95

Superseding Information 8/28/97

Three Felony Counts: Conspiracy to Defraud SBA, False Statements, Conspiracy to Defraud IRS.

One Felony Count: Conspiracy to Defraud U.S.

Guilty Plea on 8/28/97. Sentenced 5/18/98: 4 years supervisory probation; 4 hours community service per week for 4 years; $1,000,000 restitution; $6,000 fine; $50 special assessment.
9. Jim Guy Tucker Indictment 6/7/95

Superseding Information 2/20/98

Three Felony Counts: Conspiracy to Defraud SBA, False Statements, Conspiracy to Defraud IRS.

One Felony Count: Conspiracy to Defraud U.S.

Guilty Plea on 2/20/98. Sentenced 5/17/99: restitution of $1,000,000; 4 years probation (4 hours per week of community service); fine of $6,000; $50 special assessment. On 7/3/00, the restitution was remanded to district court. On 12/1/00 resentencing was deferred.
10. John Haley Indictment 6/7/95

Superseding Information 2/20/98

One Felony Count: Conspiracy to Defraud IRS.

One Misdemeanor Count: Aiding and Abetting Others in Willful Failure to Supply Information to IRS.

Guilty Plea 2/20/98. Sentenced 8/20/98: 3 years supervised probation; 8 hours community service per week for 3 years; $40,000 restitution; $30,000 fine.
11. Stephen A. Smith Information 6/8/95 One Misdemeanor Count: Conspiracy. Guilty Plea on 6/8/95. Sentenced 7/12/96: One year probation; 100 hours community service; $1,000 fine; $25 special assessment.
12. Larry Kuca Information 7/13/95 One Misdemeanor Count: Conspiracy. Guilty Plea on 7/13/95. Sentenced 10/11/95: 2 years probation; 80 hours community service; restitution to SBA of $65,862; $25 special assessment.
13. Jim Guy Tucker Indictment 8/17/95

Trial 3/4/96

Verdict 5/28/96

Eleven Felony Counts: Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, Bank Fraud, Mail Fraud, Misapplication of Funds, False Entries in SBA Reports, False Statements. Guilty Verdict on two counts: Conspiracy and Mail Fraud (not guilty on Wire Fraud, Bank Fraud, and Misapplication of Funds). Sentenced 8/19/96: 4 years probation (18 months home detention); community service; restitution to SBA of $150,000 plus interest; $25,000 fine. On 2/23/98, 8th Circuit remanded for further hearing on juror misconduct issue. Denied by district court 2/17/99, affirmed by 8th Circuit on 2/27/01. Motion to vacate sentence filed 8/17/00.
14. James B. McDougal Indictment 8/17/95

Trial 3/4/96

Verdict 5/28/96

Nineteen Felony Counts: Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, Bank Fraud, Mail Fraud, Misapplication of Funds, False Statements, False Entries in SBA Report. Guilty Verdict on eighteen counts (not guilty on one Mail Fraud charge). Sentenced 4/14/97: 3 years imprisonment; 3 years probation after prison (1st year home detention); restitution to SBA and FDIC, if able, of $4,274,301; $10,000 fine; $900 special assessment. Died on 3/8/98. /i>
15. Susan H. McDougal Indictment 8/17/95

Trial 3/4/96

Verdict 5/28/96

Eight Felony Counts: Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, False Entries in SBA Report, Misapplication of Funds, False Statements. Guilty Verdict on four counts: Mail Fraud, Misapplication of Funds, False Entries in SBA Report, False Statements. Sentenced 8/20/96: 24 months imprisonment; 3 years probation following prison; 104 hours community service each year; $5,000 fine; restitution of $300,000 plus interest to SBA. Conviction affirmed; jailed on contempt of court charges 9/9/96. Appeal on contempt denied. Commenced sentence 3/8/98. Sentence reduced to time served 6/25/98.
16. Webster L. Hubbell Indictment 11/13/98 Fifteen Felony Counts: Impede the FDIC & RTC; Fraud; False Statements to FDIC; False Statements to RTC; Perjury; Mail Fraud. Guilty Plea to Count One entered 6/30/99, to scheme to conceal material facts from FDIC and RTC under 18 U.S.C.§ 1001. Sentenced to one year of probation; $100 special assessment.

TABLE B
OTHER MATTERS NOT RESULTING IN CONVICTIONS

NAME
ACTION/DATE
CHARGES
DISPOSITION
1. Herby Branscum, Jr. Indictment 2/20/96

Trial 6/17-8/1/96

Eleven Felony Counts: Conspiracy; False Entries; Misapplication of Funds; False Statements. Verdict: Not Guilty on Counts 2, 9, 10, and 11. Mistrial on Counts 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

Decision made 9/13/96 not to retry.

2. Robert M. Hill Indictment 2/20/96

Trial 6/17-8/1/96

Eleven Felony Counts: Conspiracy; False Entries; Misapplication of Funds; False Statements. Verdict: Not Guilty on Counts 2, 9, 10, and 11. Mistrial on Counts 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

Decision made 9/13/96 not to retry.

3. Webster L. Hubbell Indictment 4/30/98

Superseding Information 6/30/99

Nine Felony Counts: Conspiracy; Impede and Impair IRS; Tax Evasion; Aid in Preparing a False Return; Mail Fraud; Wire Fraud. Conditional guilty plea on 6/30/99 to misdemeanor tax charge pending review granted 10/12/99 by Supreme Court on scope of act of production immunity. On 6/5/00, the Supreme Court vacated the indictment. On 10/20/00, conditional plea and misdemeanor tax charge were vacated.
4. Suzanna W. Hubbell Indictment 4/30/98 Eight Felony Counts: Conspiracy; Impede and Impair IRS; Tax Evasion; Mail Fraud; Wire Fraud. Dismissed pursuant to Hubbell guilty plea on 6/30/99.
5. Michael C. Schaufele Indictment 4/30/98 Nine Felony Counts: Conspiracy; Impede and Impair IRS; Tax Evasion; Aid in Preparing a False Tax Return; Mail Fraud; Wire Fraud. Dismissed pursuant to Hubbell guilty plea on 6/30/99.
6. Charles C. Owen Indictment 4/30/98 Nine Felony Counts: Conspiracy; Impede and Impair IRS; Tax Evasion; Mail Fraud; Wire Fraud. Dismissed pursuant to Hubbell guilty plea on 6/30/99.
7. Susan H. McDougal Indictment 5/4/98

Trial 3/8-4/12/99

Three Felony Counts: Criminal Contempt (two counts); Obstruction of Justice. Verdict 4/12/99: Not Guilty on Count Three (obstruction of justice); Hung jury on Counts One and Two (criminal contempt).

Decision not to retry on 5/25/99.

TABLE C
EXECUTIVE GRANTS OF CLEMENCY

NAME
ACTION/DATE
BASIS OF CLEMENCY
1. Susan Henley McDougal Full and Unconditional PardonJanuary 20, 2001 For her conviction in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas on an indictment (Docket No. LR-CR-95-3993) charging violation of Section 1341, Title 18, United States Code, Section 657, Title 18, United States Code, Section 1006, Title 18, United States Code, and Section 1014, Title 18, United States Code, for which she was sentenced on August 20, 1996, to twenty-four months in prison, three years probation following prison, one hundred and four hours of community service each year, a $5,000 fine, and restitution in the amount of $300,000 plus interest to the SBA.
2. Robert William Palmer Full and Unconditional PardonJanuary 20, 2001 For his conviction in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas on an information (Docket No. LR-CR-94-240) charging violation of Section 371, Title 18, United States Code, for which he was sentenced on June 16, 1995 to three years' probation and a fine of $5,000.
3. Steven A. Smith Full and Unconditional PardonJanuary 20, 2001 For his conviction in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas on an information (Docket No. LR-CR-95-118) charging violation of Section 371, Title 18, United States Code, for which he was sentenced to one year of probation and a fine of $1,000.
4. Christopher V. Wade Full and Unconditional PardonJanuary 20, 2001 For his conviction in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas on an information (Docket No. 4:95CR00048-1) charging violation of Sections 152 and 1014, Title 18, United States Code, for which he was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment, three years' supervised release, and a fine of $3,000.

49 posted on 03/06/2002 9:11:56 AM PST by KC Burke
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To: steve50
And we are still talking about sex instead of treason. The Monica thing misdirected justice so badly I suspect bill made sure it got out himself.

You're exactly right. Clinton lied under oath and then promoted the scandel as a diversion away from more serious scandel. From Jones to Loral, it was the perfect solution and Clinton got his jollies too.

50 posted on 03/06/2002 9:12:38 AM PST by FreeReign
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