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Biden fined $219k for '08 violations
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Posted on 07/17/2010 12:22:47 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Biden fined $219k for '08 violations By: Kenneth P. Vogel July 17, 2010 02:40 PM EDT

The Federal Election Commission has penalized Vice President Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign $219,000 for accepting over-the-limit contributions and a deeply discounted flight on a private jet owned by an embattled New York hedge fund, as well as for sloppy record-keeping.

Biden’s campaign has indicated to the FEC that it will pay the penalty to the U.S. Treasury to resolve the campaign finance compliance issues, which were revealed in an audit report released Friday by the commission.

Elizabeth Alexander, a spokeswoman for Biden in the vice president’s office, called the FEC-ordered repayment “relatively small,” and said "some repayment is commonplace after presidential campaign audits.”

Biden was subject to the audit as a condition of accepting taxpayer funds for his campaign through the presidential public financing system. In all, Biden, who dropped out of the race after coming in fifth in the Iowa caucuses and was tapped eight months later to be Barack Obama’s running mate, received $857,000 in taxpayer money for his presidential campaign (including thousands of dollars after he was elected vice president) which raised $8.2 million from individual contributions, according to the report.

It found that the campaign accepted an illegal corporate contribution in the form of a round-trip flight between New Hampshire and Iowa in June 2007 for three people (it does not indicate if Biden, then a Senator from Delaware, was among the passengers) on a private jet owned by GEH Air Transportation, LLC. Federal Aviation Administration records show that GEH Air Transportation is owned by the Clinton Group, a New York hedge fund controlled by George E. Hall.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; bidenfail; corruption; democrat; democratcorruption; democrats; liberalfascism; littlejoe; obama; obamafail; roadtosocialism
MSM will ignore.........
1 posted on 07/17/2010 12:22:49 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

he’s a crook- smart ass is a crook


2 posted on 07/17/2010 12:27:36 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Sub-Driver

“Biden to resign for health reasons...Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is widely expected to be his replacement...”


3 posted on 07/17/2010 12:28:02 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: reefdiver

Our media is a joke too.

If Cheney or Quayle did this...


4 posted on 07/17/2010 12:31:14 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. (False) Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is there no one in this administration who is not a crook?


5 posted on 07/17/2010 12:32:29 PM PDT by Paperdoll (REGISTER TO VOTE THEN DO IT RIGHT!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Let's see if I get this straight.

Biden violates election rules.

His campaign gets fined.

They send the money in.

The money is just enough to cover Biden's salary.

In the end nothing changes.

6 posted on 07/17/2010 12:33:23 PM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“A major Democratic donor who has contributed more than $180,000 to Democratic candidates and causes since 1999 (including $19,000 to Biden’s various committees), Hall’s firm has been implicated – but not charged – by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in a New York state pension fund kickback investigation into a joint venture that paid the Clinton Group $750 million in state funds.”

$750,000 million in taxpayer money and all they had to do was buy off a few corrupt politicians. This is easy money. Does anyone wonder why all the Wall Street firms donate so much to Democrats?

7 posted on 07/17/2010 12:33:32 PM PDT by detective
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To: Sub-Driver

on a Friday, of course


8 posted on 07/17/2010 12:33:57 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Sub-Driver

How far we have gone into the ditch when $250,000 in Washington think is relatively small.


9 posted on 07/17/2010 12:37:04 PM PDT by Enten (How's that hopey changey thing working out for you?)
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To: Paperdoll

Is there no one in this administration who is not a crook?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yeah, I think the jury is still out on their dog, Bo. /sarc


10 posted on 07/17/2010 12:39:40 PM PDT by 23 Everest (Zero, Glittering Jewel of Colossal Ignorance.)
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To: elpadre
on a Friday, of course

Indeed. So even federal regulatory agencies now hide announcements on Friday afternoons so it is old news by Monday? One word: Despicable.

11 posted on 07/17/2010 12:40:26 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Sub-Driver
And how about Obama’s taking donations from foreign sources? What would be surprising is to find a campaign where the democrats haven't employed fraud and illegal money.
12 posted on 07/17/2010 12:41:55 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: Sub-Driver
Biden’s campaign has indicated to the FEC that it will pay the penalty to the U.S. Treasury to resolve the campaign finance compliance issues, which were revealed in an audit report released Friday by the commission

I didn't know gov't workers have to work on Fridays.

13 posted on 07/17/2010 12:45:22 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: detective

Didn’t Nixon’s VP get in trouble for something similar and
ended up resigning?


14 posted on 07/17/2010 12:45:29 PM PDT by maxsand
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To: Sub-Driver

Greed.


15 posted on 07/17/2010 12:47:05 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Then again, maybe there are special Friday workdays for gov’t workers called ‘press release Fridays’


16 posted on 07/17/2010 12:47:48 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Sub-Driver






17 posted on 07/17/2010 12:49:16 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: 23 Everest

“Yeah, I think the jury is still out on their dog, Bo. /sarc”

Sorry—When I hear that Bo got his own plane on the taxpayers dime to meet up with the posers family and him on vacation, I gotta think that even Bo must be a crook.


18 posted on 07/17/2010 12:50:10 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: vbmoneyspender
I didn't know gov't workers have to work on Fridays.

They are not really expected to work on any day of the week, they just have to show up and be there.

19 posted on 07/17/2010 12:53:47 PM PDT by SFConservative
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To: All

When are they going to fine Obama for all the illegal overseas donations and the election fraud by ACORN?


20 posted on 07/17/2010 12:55:48 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Sub-Driver
The FEC once again demonstrates its complete and total uselessness. Maybe it should act against violations, you know, in a more timely manner.

I'll bet Joe Biden will NEVER do THAT again.

21 posted on 07/17/2010 1:05:56 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Sub-Driver

More felonious activity by a totally corrupt administration. Nothing to see here. Move on.(org)


22 posted on 07/17/2010 1:10:42 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: highlander_UW
And how about Obama’s taking donations from foreign sources?

Right, the crooks purposely disabled the check built into the software that rejects/screens foreign credit cards. Even if that were being investigated, which is probably not the case, the fines and any other consequences come way after the fact. So you can win the election by committing all kinds of finance violations because they won't catch up to you until well after you are in office.

Every online contribution should be posted online within two days and every cash/check contribution within one week. All should show the origin of the contribution. Then watchdogs such as FReepers can have at it and make noise about any violations. Each campaign's system should be remotely audited at random times by the FEC at least weekly to make sure there are no back doors and disabled protections and the results are published online in real time. Campaigns can publicly highlight the opposing campaign's shenanigans. All easily possible with existing software and the Internet (thanks, Al!).

23 posted on 07/17/2010 1:13:50 PM PDT by SFConservative
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To: Sub-Driver

Top Democrats seems to make a fortune off of government. 219k doesn’t even rise to the level of a slap on the wrist.


24 posted on 07/17/2010 1:25:52 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Politicians exist to break windows so they may spend other people's money to fix them.)
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To: raybbr

It’s a tidy system. Bought and paid for at all levels (in both Parties, don’t kid yourself).


25 posted on 07/17/2010 1:31:49 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Sub-Driver

Good. When are they going to fine Obama for all his illegal votes and stealing donations from the taxpayers accounts?


26 posted on 07/17/2010 1:32:02 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Whomever reported this is a smart arse and can bite me!


27 posted on 07/17/2010 1:43:49 PM PDT by jla
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To: Sub-Driver

Cheater


28 posted on 07/17/2010 1:54:43 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
“Biden to resign for health reasons...Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is widely expected to be his replacement...”

Yeah, then a few months later it goes

"President obama shot today by suspected tea party activist"
29 posted on 07/17/2010 1:56:02 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Paperdoll
Is there no one in this administration who is not a crook?
 
No.
 
[Er - "yes"?]
30 posted on 07/17/2010 2:05:58 PM PDT by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
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To: Sub-Driver

Low interest loan.


31 posted on 07/17/2010 2:13:18 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“The FEC also ordered Biden’s presidential campaign to pay the Treasury $86,000 for stale-dated checks it issued, including for contribution refunds.”


Would this $86,000 be in addition to the $219,000? The word “also” indicates it might be.

I’d like to see a little more discussion on the “stale-dated checks” technique.


32 posted on 07/17/2010 2:28:34 PM PDT by Mobties
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To: Sub-Driver

Did Biden even raise $200k in his presidential run? This may set some kind of P/E ratio (penalties/earnings) record for a national candidate.


33 posted on 07/17/2010 3:11:37 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Tear down that BARACK-ade!)
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To: Sub-Driver
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34 posted on 07/17/2010 3:15:29 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They need to add prison time to these sort of crimes.


35 posted on 07/17/2010 5:29:09 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

ROTFLOL!!!

Resign ..?? Why should he resign .. most of the other members of this admin are crooks too .. right ..??


36 posted on 07/17/2010 5:53:25 PM PDT by CyberAnt (America: "The Greatest Nation on the Face of the Earth")
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To: Sub-Driver

This sure has been a non issue......nothing to see here, move along.


37 posted on 07/17/2010 11:07:49 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (Remember in November.)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

38 posted on 07/18/2010 6:59:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s still VP so I don’t think he cares.


39 posted on 07/18/2010 7:04:42 AM PDT by CodeToad ("Idiocracy" is not just a movie.)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.fec.gov/agenda/2010/mtgdoc1043.pdf

http://www.politico.com/static/PPM152_100717_fecaudit.html


40 posted on 07/19/2010 4:04:52 PM PDT by Cindy
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