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Illinois (Democrat) Lawmaker Convicted of Fraud
AP ^ | 11/30/05

Posted on 11/30/2005 9:22:19 AM PST by nypokerface

CHICAGO - A state lawmaker who didn't live in the district she represents was found guilty of using fake addresses on re-election paperwork and voter registration cards, and must resign.

Rep. Patricia Bailey was found guilty Tuesday of election fraud and perjury after a one-day trial.

"You never had a heat, electric, a telephone, a cable bill," Cook County Judge Diane Gordon-Cannon told the Chicago Democrat. "You never lived for 30 minutes inside your district."

Bailey, 52, first elected in 2002, faces up to five years in prison when sentenced Dec. 21. She wouldn't comment as she left the courtroom.

State law requires her to give up her 6th District House seat on Chicago's South Side, but prosecutors were working to determine whether she had to do so immediately or could wait until she was sentenced.

Bailey also will have to leave her job as a Cook County probation officer. She will be ineligible to hold a government job for five years after her sentence is completed.

Bailey testified that she had been a victim of identity theft and repeated miscommunication about her residence, saying she had intended to move to an address she provided to the state when she filed for re-election.

Robert Sawicki, an assistant executive director of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, outlined six voter registration documents with various addresses Bailey had filed — some just a few days apart — since she first registered to vote in 1995.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan called Bailey's actions "a serious breach of the public trust" and said those who "voted for or considered voting for Ms. Bailey believed that she lived in the 6th District. The fact that she did not is unethical and illegal."

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: black; corruptdems
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To: yer gonna put yer eye out; Grampa Dave; Blurblogger; geedee; Libloather; Calpernia; NYer; ...
What's sad about this statement is that this lib doesn't even consider it another bold-faced lie...She's lied so often to push her personal agenda that she doesn't recognize a lie even when she tells one...

Liberals are so low they have to step up about six feet when they step out.

It becomes clearer and clearer why the execrable, anything-goes liberal agenda is forced on the rest of us: liberal moral relativity, liberal situation ethics, liberal annhiliation of America's solid religious values, liberal discrediting of conservatives who espouse those values.

Empty-headed liberals wouldn't get anywhere if they had to adhere to our laws and established values.

21 posted on 11/30/2005 10:42:39 AM PST by Liz (You may not be interested in politics; doesn't mean politics isn't interested in you. Pericles)
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To: ssaftler

mAybe it matters if her jail cell is in her district or not.....

22 posted on 11/30/2005 11:37:23 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: nypokerface

Chicago -- Democrat -- Corruption -- whoda thunk it?

23 posted on 11/30/2005 12:26:57 PM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: martin_fierro

The democratic culture of corruption

24 posted on 11/30/2005 12:31:07 PM PST by stocksthatgoup (Polls = Proof that when the MSM want your opinion it will give it to you.)
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To: Justanobody


25 posted on 11/30/2005 1:01:34 PM PST by Calpernia (
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To: Liz


26 posted on 11/30/2005 1:02:59 PM PST by Calpernia (
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To: Calpernia
Thanks for the ping!

1 down - 1000's to go.

27 posted on 11/30/2005 1:08:32 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on. Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Sarajevo
"Is that a bad picture or does she have a 5 o'clock shadow?"

That turtle neck probably hides an adams apple too.

28 posted on 11/30/2005 1:30:48 PM PST by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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To: libs_kma

Has HILLARY CLINTON ever really lived in NEW YORK? Bill lives there, but she bought mansion in DC...Why can't the news ever ask some REAL questions!

29 posted on 11/30/2005 1:33:30 PM PST by princess leah
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To: nypokerface
Yet another "corrupted Democrat" story from the AP that does not mention the persons political affiliation.

Hey, AP....did you think we wouldnt be able to find out on our own?

30 posted on 11/30/2005 2:02:28 PM PST by lowbridge (All that is needed for evil to triumph is for "RINOS" to do something)
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