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  • Defense Makes New Allegations Against Former Congressman Gary Condit in Chandra Levy Case

    05/23/2016 3:21:10 PM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | May 23, 2016 | Kelly McCarthy
    Condit's alleged secret sex life is now in the spotlight after defense attorneys for Ingmar Guandique, the man sentenced to 60 years in prison for killing 24-year-old Levy, filed a new motion last week. Guandique, an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador, was convicted by a jury in 2010 based on a jailhouse confession to other inmates. However, his conviction was later set aside. Last year, prosecutors dropped their opposition to Guandique's attorneys' request for a new trial. Guandique is facing a new trial this fall. The new motion filed by Guandique's lawyers claims that "aggressive sex involving bondage" may have...
  • (1997) Condit Scrubs Kasich Visit to Fund-Raiser

    03/14/2016 7:10:58 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronical ^ | March 22 1997 | Marc Sandalow
    Democratic Congressman Gary Condit of Modesto has canceled a fund-raiser featuring Republican colleague John Kasich, blaming "narrow- minded zealots" for their "mindless" opposition to the affair. Kasich's willingness to appear on behalf of a Democrat had touched off protests among Republicans, with some suggesting that he be stripped of his powerful post as chairman of the House Budget Committee. Condit, a conservative Democrat and a close friend of Kasich, said he canceled the event after it became clear his colleague was being "vilified by narrow-minded zealots . . . (who) believe the sun rises and sets according to partisan affiliation."
  • Gary Condit accused of lying - for man convicted of murdering his former lover Chandra Levy

    01/09/2016 2:16:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 107 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/08/16 | AP
    Gary Condit accused of lying during trial for man convicted of murdering his former lover Chandra Levy A lawyer for a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy said on Friday that former California Congressman Gary Condit, who was romantically linked to Levy, misled the jury when he testified during the man's trial. Ingmar Guandique's attorney Eugene Ohm made the allegation during a court hearing ahead of Guandique's scheduled March re-trial. Ohm said that notes of an interview that authorities did with Condit after Levy's disappearance show that Condit, a Democrat who served in Congress from 1989 to 2003,...
  • Chandra Levy Murder Retrial Hits a Snag

    11/21/2015 6:00:25 AM PST · by Auntie Mame · 16 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | Friday, November 20, 2015 | TIM RYAN
     WASHINGTON (CN) -- Attorneys for the man who faces a retrial on charges of killing government intern Chandra Levy complained in court Friday about the government's control of evidence.     Though Ingmar Guandique's second trial was initially slated to start on March 1, his attorneys expressed concern today they will not have reviewed all of the documents they need to mount a defense by then if the government is not forced to turn over the information soon.     Guandique was handed a 60-year sentence in 2011 for Levy's 2001 murder, but the D.C. Superior Court granted Guandique a retrial over some alleged improprieties in...
  • Retrial in Chandra Levy murder case scheduled for March

    06/14/2015 9:14:43 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 12 replies ^ | June 12, 2015 | Keith L. Alexander
    The retrial for the man charged in the 2001 killing of federal intern Chandra Levy has been scheduled to begin in March. Earlier this month, a D.C. Superior Court judge agreed to allow a new trial for Ingmar Guandique, 33, who in 2010 was convicted in Levy’s death and sentenced to 60 years in prison. During that trial, Guandique maintained that he was innocent, and beginning in 2013, his attorneys with the District’s Public Defender Service argued that one of the key witnesses who testified against him had lied, making Guandique deserving of a new trial. ADVERTISING
  • Doubts: Man convicted of killing Washington DC intern Chandra Levy getting new trial

    05/23/2015 7:52:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2015
    A man convicted of killing Washington DC intern Chandra Levy fourteen years ago is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys on Friday said the 'interests of justice' would best be served by one. On Friday, after more than a year of sporadic hearings and legal wrangling, government attorneys made a stunning legal decision and withdrew their opposition to a new trial for El Salvador native Ingmar Guandique, 33. In a four-page motion, they told a judge they were preparing to retry him after doubts have emerged about the testimony of his one-time cellmate. Guandique's attorneys had previously...
  • Hearing on New Trial in Chandra Levy Case

    11/12/2014 11:36:44 AM PST · by Yaelle · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/12/14 | Jessica Gresko
    ... Lawyers for Ingmar Guandique and the government were scheduled Wednesday to begin three days of hearings. Guandique's lawyers say he was convicted on the basis of false or misleading testimony given by a one time cell mate and prosecutors knew or should have known the testimony was false and investigated the man further. ...
  • Ohio Conservatives Thwart New Kasich Medicaid Maneuver

    06/06/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | June 06, 2014 | Jason Hart
    Conservatives in the Ohio House this week blocked a move widely viewed as an attempt by Governor John Kasich to set aside money he could later spend on Medicaid expansion without legislative approval. The version of House Bill 483 (HB 483) passed by the Ohio Senate included a last-minute change to move as much as $300 million in surplus state revenue to the state Medicaid Reserve Fund. Legislators feared this was an effort by the Kasich Administration to circumvent the General Assembly for spending on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion when an existing appropriation expires in mid-2015. ... Kasich, a Republican,...
  • Cloud Over Chandra Levy Murder Witness Raises Doubts

    10/10/2013 6:18:15 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 45 replies
    SacBee ^ | 10/09/13 | Michael Doyle
    The November 2010 testimony of Morales helped convict Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with killing Levy in Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park in May 2001. Levy’s death occurred shortly before she was to return to her family’s Modesto, Calif., home, and her disappearance drew national attention following speculation and then revelations that she had been having an affair with then-Rep. Gary Condit. A former cellmate of Guandique, Morales testified that the younger inmate had confessed to him that he had killed Levy. Guandique was sentenced to 60 years following his conviction in 2010 on first-degree murder charges Guandique’s defense attorneys,...
  • Secret hearings in case of Chandra Levy slaying

    01/27/2013 9:39:22 AM PST · by AmericanSamurai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/27/13 | Eric Tucker
    WASHINGTON -- A judge has been holding secret hearings in the case of the man convicted in the 2001 killing of Chandra Levy, the latest twist in a high-profile murder that went unsolved for years and captivated the public because of the intern's romantic relationship with a California congressman. The meetings, held sporadically behind closed doors at the courthouse over the last several weeks, raise questions about what comes next in a criminal case that appeared resolved by the 2010 conviction of Ingmar Guandique. The illegal immigrant from El Salvador is now serving a 60-year prison sentence in Levy's death,...
  • Chandra Levy murder conviction may be overturned due to questionable witness

    01/26/2013 3:06:32 AM PST · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    Twelve years after her disappearance, and the case of Chandra Levy still hasn't reach it's conclusion. The 24-year-old Capitol Hill intern was last seen in May 2001. Following the disappearance, her family disclosed to police that she had been having an affair with U.S. Representative Gary Condit. When Condit was unwilling to cooperate with investigators, speculation arose that he was behind the disappearance. While he was never charged, it completely derailed his political career. The man who was eventually charged in her death, Ingmar Guandique, was convicted in 2010 with no physical evidence linking him to the crime. However, two...
  • Secret hearings in case of Chandra Levy slaying

    01/25/2013 5:38:13 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-25-13 | ap
    A judge is holding secret hearings in the case of the man convicted in the 2001 killing of Washington intern Chandra Levy. Neither prosecutors nor defense lawyers have revealed the purpose of the hearings, which have been taking place in Washington behind closed doors. Several media organizations, including The Associated Press, are petitioning to open the proceedings. The next hearing takes place on February 7. Ingmar Guandique was convicted in 2010 of killing Levy, whose body was found in Washington's Rock Creek Park. The case captured the nation's attention because of Levy's relationship with California congressman Gary Condit. Condit was...
  • Levy's death a homicide, medical examiner says

    05/28/2002 2:15:23 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 26 replies · 398+ views
    WASHINGTON -- Chandra Levy was murdered, by means unknown, the Washington D.C. medical examiner said today in a disclosure that deepened the mystery behind the demise of the 24-year-old intern who disappeared more than a year ago. "There is insufficient evidence" to establish a precise cause of death, Jonathan L. Arden told a news conference. He said he had not ruled in or out potential causes of death, strangulation among them. He also said he could not determine whether the young woman died where her skeletonized remains were found, or if she had been brought there after her death. Arden...
  • Jury finds Ingmar Guandique guilty of murder of Chandra Levy [Condit is still a dirtbag]

    11/22/2010 10:12:30 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 47 replies
    Fox news Alert (Live) ^ | 22 NOV 10 | dcbryan1
    DEVELOPING: A jury has reached a verdict in the trial of a man accused of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy, reports. Ingmar Guandique is charged with murder in Levy's death nearly a decade ago. Levy disappeared in 2001. Her case drew attention when she was romantically linked to then-Congressman Gary Condit. The California Democrat was initially a suspect but police no longer think he was involved. Prosecutors say Levy's death fits a pattern of attacks by Guandique in 2001 in Washington's Rock Creek Park. That's where her remains were found. Defense lawyers say the Salvadoran immigrant has become a...
  • Ex-Rep. Condit: No involvement in Levy killing

    11/01/2010 3:54:36 PM PDT · by FTJM · 5 replies
    AP via Google ^ | 11/01/2010 | Jessica Gresko
    Former California Rep. Gary Condit told jurors Monday that he didn't murder Chandra Levy and insisted he cooperated fully with police when they investigated the Washington intern's disappearance nearly a decade ago. But he continued to evade direct questions on cross-examination about whether he had an intimate relationship with Levy, saying "we're all entitled to some level of privacy." A Salvadoran immigrant, Ingmar Guandique, is on trial for murdering and attempting to assault Levy back in 2001. Prosecutors say Guandique had a history of assaulting female joggers in Rock Creek Park, where Levy's remains were found. But it is Levy's...
  • Condit Won't Discuss Having Sex With Levy (Chandra Levy Murder Trial)

    11/01/2010 2:04:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    UPI ^ | Nov. 1, 2010
    Gary Condit repeatedly refused to say whether he had sex with intern Chandra Levy Monday in testimony in her accused killer's trial. The former Democratic congressman from California told Washington prosecutor Amanda Haines he has never revealed whether he and Levy were intimate in the nine years since her disappearance, CNN reported. Asked whether he would answer the question, Condit said: "We've lost our feeling for common decency. I didn't commit any crime. I didn't do anything wrong." When defense attorney Maria Hawilo asked if he was invoking his right against self-incrimination, Condit said he would not respond because it...
  • Levy asks to attend trial

    09/05/2010 12:01:49 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 22 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | September 4, 2010 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON — The mother of murdered intern Chandra Levy is asking a judge's permission to attend the trial of the accused killer. In a new legal filing, Modesto resident Susan Levy states she wants the opportunity to be in the courtroom "for the entire trial," set to start Oct. 4. She requires permission to watch because she could also be called to testify. "I'm a mother," Susan Levy explained in a telephone interview Friday. "As hard as it's going to be, it's something a mother has to do."
  • Who killed Chandra Levy?

    08/16/2010 3:11:54 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 32 replies
    wiki ^ | 08.16.10
    Chandra Ann Levy (April 14, 1977–ca. May 1, 2001) was an intern at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C., who disappeared in May 2001 and is presumed murdered after her skeletal remains were found in Rock Creek Park in May 2002. The investigation led to media allegations of an extramarital affair with then-U.S. Representative Gary Condit,[1] a Democrat representing California's 18th congressional district and a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Condit was never named a suspect by police and was ultimately cleared of involvement, however the cloud of suspicion raised by the...
  • MS-13 gang threatens witness in Chandra Levy case

    11/02/2009 5:58:20 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 61 replies · 3,039+ views
    Norfolk Crime Examiner ^ | November 1, 2009 | Dave Gison
    On Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Fernando Campoamor told a judge in D.C Superior Court that accused murderer and gang member Ingmar Guandique, 28, along with members of the MS-13 gang threatened to kill a witness and his family, if he testifies at Guandique’s January trial.A Salvadoran national in this country illegally, Guandique was arrested last April for the murder of missing intern Chandra Levy, who disappeared in 2001. Her skeletal remains were discovered a year later in D.C.’s Rock Creek Park.At the time of his arrest for the Levy murder, he was already in prison for the assault of two...
  • Pinkerton: What If Media Had Given Chappaquiddick The Condit Treatment?

    08/30/2009 11:46:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies · 1,876+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was just one line at the end of a segment. But it spoke volumes about the way a media willing to look the other way saved Ted Kennedy's political career at the time of Chappaquiddick. Jim Pinkerton made the observation on yesterday's Fox News Watch at the very end of the segment on the media's treatment of Kennedy's death. View video here.
  • Joe Scarborough believes Sarah Palin to be "Picking a fight" with Letterman

    06/14/2009 2:40:00 PM PDT · by Sunshine54 · 108 replies · 3,393+ views
    "Picking fights with late night comics"
  • Suspect Charged with Murder in Chandra Levy Case

    04/22/2009 10:42:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 1,260+ views
    AP ^ | 4/23/09
    The suspect in the slaying of intern Chandra Levy has been charged with first-degree murder in D.C. Ingmar Guandique was brought Wednesday afternoon to the police department's violent crimes branch for booking ahead of his initial court appearance, which is expected the next day. Until then, he'll be returned to the D.C. jail.
  • Chandra Levy: The Immigration Angle

    03/05/2009 1:42:51 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 29 replies · 1,014+ views
    The D.C. Police Department announced that illegal alien Ingmar Guandique will be charged with the 2001 murder of 24-year-old congressional intern Chandra Levy. Even now the MSM refuse to acknowledge that Guandique is in the country illegally. Guandique is reportedly an illegal alien member of MS-13 who worked as a day laborer. He has an existing criminal record and is currently serving TWO concurrent 10-year sentences for attacking two other women at knifepoint in D.C.'s Rock Creek Park - where Levy's body was found - around the time of Levy's disappearance. Guandique's background serves as an important reminder that lax...
  • Police: Levy 'random victim' of Salvadoran immigrant

    03/03/2009 5:08:56 PM PST · by Enterprise · 14 replies · 493+ views
    Bee Washington Bureau ^ | Tuesday, Mar. 03, 2009 | Michael Doyle
    Police on Tuesday obtained an arrest warrant for El Salvadoran immigrant Ingmar Guandique for the 2001 killing of Modesto's Chandra Levy, opening a dramatic new chapter in one of the nation’s most enduring murder mysteries.
  • Chandra Levy Case Gripped Capitol, Nation Eight Years Ago

    02/22/2009 12:46:00 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 1,125+ views
    foxnews. ^ | February 21, 2009
    The case gripped the nation's capital, and the nation, through the summer of 2001. A 24-year-old Bureau of Prisons intern named Chandra Levy's disappearance sparked a media frenzy that thrust the obscure Democratic California Rep. Gary Condit into the national spotlight amid speculation over whether he had a role in her disappearance. Her story, at the time, was soon eclipsed by the terror attacks of Sept. 11. Now the woman's murder is grabbing national headlines again after news broke that police are poised to arrest California prison inmate Ingmar Guandique in one of the country's most prominent, but nearly forgotten,...
  • Arrest warrant prepared in Chandra Levy case

    02/21/2009 2:42:18 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies · 1,267+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 21, 2009 | GILLIAN GAYNAIR
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Investigators in the 2001 slaying of Chandra Levy have prepared an arrest warrant for a Salvadorian immigrant convicted of similar attacks in the park where the former intern disappeared, a person close to the investigation said Saturday. The person told The Associated Press that Ingmar Guandique's arrest is imminent and an official announcement is expected soon. The source was not authorized to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • Who Killed Chandra Levy (An Illegal Alien)

    02/21/2009 11:59:00 AM PST · by Ladycalif · 26 replies · 2,887+ views
    While D.C. police focused most of their investigative efforts on Rep. Gary Condit and his relationship to missing intern Chandra Levy, they were slow to recognize another lead. It involved a man who was attacking women in the woods of Rock Creek Park. The day Chandra disappeared, May 1, 2001, Ingmar A. Guandique, a 19-year-old illegal Salvadoran immigrant, did not show up for his construction job. Around that time, he went to stay with his former landlady, Sheila Phillips Cruz, the manager of an apartment building on Somerset Place NW. Cruz noticed that Guandique looked like he had been in...
  • Reports: Arrest close in Chandra Levy slaying

    02/21/2009 8:42:43 AM PST · by thecodont · 35 replies · 1,986+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Saturday, February 21, 2009 | Associated Press
    (02-21) 08:12 PST WASHINGTON, (AP) -- An arrest may be near in the nearly decade-old slaying of federal intern Chandra Levy, whose disappearance in 2001 ended Gary Condit's congressional career, several television stations reported. The California Democrat was romantically linked to Levy, but was not considered a suspect in her death or disappearance. Television stations, KFSN and KCRA in California and WRC in Washington, D.C., reported that police were seeking an arrest warrant. Levy's parents said Friday outside their Modesto, Calif., home that police called them and told them an arrest was near. "Your child is dead and gone and...
  • Chandra Levy killed by illegal alien? [Condidit pays $25,000 to snuff lover]

    07/24/2008 2:40:33 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies · 999+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 24, 2008 | CrimeNetDaily
    Seven years after Chandra Levy's remains were found in a Washington, D.C., park, a year-long investigation by the Washington Post offers evidence the congressional intern was murdered by an illegal alien. As suspicion mounted that Levy's boss, Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., might be involved in her disappearance, the case became front-page news in the summer of 2001. But with the Sept. 11 attacks, law enforcement personnel in the capital quickly turned their attention to the the nation's security, and Levy's case became a distant memory for the public. But the Post says that as authorities searched for Levy in Rock...
  • Who Killed Chandra Levy?

    07/12/2008 9:50:46 PM PDT · by RDTF · 70 replies · 248+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 14, 2008 | Sari Horwitz, Scott Higham and Sylvia Moreno
    -snip- The Chandra Levy case is the most famous unsolved murder in modern Washington, a mystery involving sex, power and secrets. At its center is a vivacious young intern who had crossed paths with a handsome, married congressman. The story triggered months of feverish worldwide media attention in 2001, before the Sept. 11 attacks shoved it aside and the investigation stalled. The Washington Post spent a year reconstructing the disappearance of Chandra Levy and the investigation into her death. Reporters interviewed police officials, investigators and suspects, many for the first time, and obtained details about dozens of previously unknown private...
  • Ex-Rep. Condit loses a Chandra Levy defamation case

    07/09/2008 6:25:47 AM PDT · by gridlock · 36 replies · 249+ views
    McClatchy News ^ | 7/9/08 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON — A federal judge has thrown out former California Congressman Gary Condit's defamation lawsuit against author Dominick Dunne, extending the one-time lawmaker's costly courtroom losing streak over rumors of his relationship to murdered intern Chandra Levy. In a 22-page opinion issued Tuesday morning, U.S. District Judge Peter Leisure summarily dismissed Condit's suit and ruled the First Amendment as well as California law protected Dunne's expressions of opinion. The ruling further shrinks Condit's legal maneuvering room. "I'm just delighted," Dunne's attorney Paul LiCalsi said Tuesday. "This was an abusive lawsuit all along." (snip) The new ruling comes one year after...
  • Democrats for Boeing-The truth about the tanker deal

    03/15/2008 5:37:09 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 42 replies · 2,189+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3-24-08 | Christian Lowe
    Democrats for Boeing The truth about the tanker deal. by Christian Lowe 03/24/2008, Volume 013, Issue 27 It was one of those insider deals that give the defense industry a bad name, conjuring up images of smoke-filled negotiations between the brass and corporate fat cats in plush leather chairs. By the time it was over, two fat cats were in jail, a top Pentagon official had been forced to resign, a corporate CEO had lost his job, and the reputation of an iconic company that had served American troops for decades had suffered irreparable damage. Then it turned out it...
  • Atlanta College Students to Reopen Chandra Levy Investigation

    01/01/2008 1:08:40 PM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 64 replies · 274+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 1, 2007
    A group of criminal justice students at a small Atlanta college are preparing to launch their own investigation into the 2001 disappearance and slaying of Modesto resident Chandra Levy in Washington, D.C. Since 2005, students at Bauder College have sifted through old evidence and case files from unsolved crimes as part of the school's Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, according to institute director Sheryl McCollum. This year, Levy's homicide and the disappearance three years ago of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba are on their agenda.
  • Judge Rejects Condit Lawsuit vs. (Conservative) Paper

    07/23/2007 7:59:36 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 16 replies · 807+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 7/23/2007 | Paul Davenport
    PHOENIX - A judge dismissed former U.S. Rep. Gary Condit's defamation lawsuit against an Arizona newspaper that said the Democrat had lied to investigators about his relationship with a Washington intern who was later found dead. The Sonoran News, a weekly that describes itself as "The Conservative Voice of Arizona," had included the statement in a 2005 article about Condit's brother. Condit served 13 years in Congress before losing re-election in 2002 after the disappearance of the intern, Chandra Levy, whose remains were found in May 2002 in a Washington park. Condit denied involvement in Levy's disappearance and death. No...
  • Still No Answer [5 years since Chandra Levy's body was found]

    05/26/2007 5:48:10 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 73 replies · 2,584+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/22/07 | Mike Weiss
    Although he is no longer an FBI agent, Brad Garrett still visits the steep, wooded hillside in a Washington, D.C., park where the skeletal remains of Chandra Levy, a federal intern from Modesto, were found five years ago this week, a year after she disappeared. No one has been charged in the killing of the 24-year-old, whose disappearance generated enormous publicity after authorities revealed that she had been having a relationship with her married hometown congressman, Gary Condit. Condit was defeated in 2002 by his former aide, Dennis Cardoza. Read more at
  • True Crime Update 3/6/07

    03/06/2007 4:59:28 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 6 replies · 314+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 3/6/07 | Pat Fish
    It's True Crime Time and we've got some new and lots on older cases. We've got the, heh, "Barbi Bandits" and Tara Grant, whose body was found and whose husband is nuts. The Couey trial goes on and does anybody remember Gary Condit? More on Devlin and another Russian spy muder. Finally, she was only ten years old, forced to sit in scalding water and had to apologize for getting her blood all over the place. A real heartbreaker; she's dead now.
  • Another Condit attorney calls it quits

    03/03/2007 11:33:53 AM PST · by Commander8 · 18 replies · 947+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | March 3, 2007 | By MICHAEL DOYLE
    Gary Condit is losing another lawyer. Although he's playing both offense and defense in court, the former San Joaquin Valley congressman is having a hard time holding on to attorneys. This week, the lawyer defending him against an ice cream company became the latest to leave. "Irreconcilable differences have arisen," Condit's newly estranged lawyer, Cynthia Becker, explained Wednesday to a federal judge in Arizona. For Condit, this has become a familiar refrain. Earlier this year, he lost an attorney representing him in a separate defamation lawsuit filed in New York City. In neither case has Condit yet found a replacement.
  • Condit's lawyer wants out, says case doomed

    01/19/2007 11:59:21 AM PST · by Commander8 · 35 replies · 1,556+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 1/19/07 | By MICHAEL DOYLE
    Attorney Mark E. Goidell once represented rapper Sean Combs, known at the time as "Puffy." He defended a New York man convicted of double murder. He defended a woman who falsely accused a co-worker of sexually abusing mentally disabled patients. But he has decided to no longer represent former Rep. Gary Condit of Ceres. Goidell wants a federal judge to let him out of a defamation case he brought on Condit's behalf. Facing potential sanctions for filing an allegedly frivolous lawsuit against author Dominick Dunne, Goidell this week said the case never should have been brought. "The defamation claim in...
  • Dominick's Dunne it again, Condit says in defame suit

    11/15/2006 10:39:58 AM PST · by edpc · 10 replies · 627+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | November 14, 2006 | THOMAS ZAMBITO
    Famed writer Dominick Dunne can't stop blabbing about Gary Condit, the ex-California congressman who was forced to fend off claims that he withheld information from authorities about the slaying of Washington intern Chandra Levy. , claiming the Vanity Fair correspondent caused him to suffer "public hatred, contempt and ridicule" as a result of comments Dunne made on CNN's "Larry King Live" on Nov. 16, 2005. Eight months after publicly apologizing to Condit, Dunne told the show's fill-in host Bob Costas: "I think [Condit] knows more about what did happen than he has ever said." Condit's asking for more than $75,000...
  • Pelosi Backs Condit's Re-Election Move Distances Her From Top Democrats(Hypocrisy!)

    10/02/2006 3:06:28 PM PDT · by kellynla · 25 replies · 985+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 18, 2001 | Carla Marinucci
    Bucking party leadership and most of her congressional colleagues, House Democratic Whip-elect Rep. Nancy Pelosi has endorsed Rep. Gary Condit for re-election -- a move that has "thrilled" the embattled incumbent but could spell headaches for Democrats. "I endorsed Gary for re-election a long time ago," Pelosi of San Francisco said in a statement released by her office yesterday. "However, I have not spoken to any member encouraging them to support Gary or to discourage them from supporting his opponent (state Assemblyman Dennis Cardoza)." She called the election "a matter between Gary and his constituents." With less than two months...
  • Scandals cost Boeing millions

    05/15/2006 10:22:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies · 430+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | May 16, 2006 | JAMES WALLACE
    In slapping The Boeing Co. with the largest financial penalty ever for a military contractor, the Justice Department said Monday that it will hit Boeing hard again if there is any more executive misconduct. The department announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with Boeing, the nation's second-biggest defense contractor, to settle two high-profile scandals that rocked the company over the past several years. One sent two Boeing executives to prison and led to the resignation of then-Boeing Chairman and Chief Executive Phil Condit. It also cost Boeing a $23 billion deal to supply the Air Force with 100...
  • Missing An Answer - Chandra Levy's parents endure, police seek leads, Condit is silent

    04/30/2006 10:19:03 AM PDT · by Diver Dave · 23 replies · 1,216+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | April 30, 2006 | Michael Doyle - Bee Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON — Susan Levy tried the tango. She rides horses. She exercises, furiously. She sings her heart out; and still, with the dawn, all distractions fall away and she comes back to remembering. "I wake up every morning," Susan said, "and the first thing I think is, 'My daughter isn't here.'" Chandra Levy was last seen in the nation's capital on April 30, 2001. Eventually, her skeletal remains were found in Rock Creek Park. Investigators say they have identified a "person of interest," and they continue to conduct interviews, but her murder defies solution. What come unbidden now are ghostly...
  • State is Seeking Condit

    03/11/2006 11:17:24 AM PST · by at bay · 49 replies · 1,993+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 3-11-06 | Michael Doyle
    Process servers are stuck, and $2.4M lawsuit in limbo Officials say Chad Condit illegally took campaign money raised by his father. WASHINGTON — Chad Condit is proving to be an elusive defendant. The son of former congressman Gary Condit, Chad Condit is a target of a $2.4 million lawsuit filed by California's political watchdog agency. The regulators claim Condit and his sister, Cadee Condit, illegally pocketed campaign money their father raised. But in the two months since the Fair Political Practices Commission filed the lawsuit, officials have been unable to reach Chad Condit to deliver legal papers. "We are still...
  • State Wants $2.4 Million From Condit's Children

    01/14/2006 10:18:04 AM PST · by Diver Dave · 30 replies · 1,383+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 14 January 2006 | Adam Ashton Bee Staff Writer
    Commission claims two misspent campaign funds.A state agency is suing former Rep. Gary Condit's children for $2.4 million because they allegedly misspent $226,000 in funds the congressman originally raised to advance his career. The Fair Political Practices Commission filed suit against Chad and Cadee Condit this week in Sacramento County Superior Court. The lawsuit says they enriched themselves with political action committee funds that should have been used for political, legislative or government purposes. The agency alleges they paid themselves $226,000 for work they were not qualified to undertake. It also says the two did not produce the services for...
  • Condit Settles Lawsuit Against Writer Dunne

    03/14/2005 2:28:16 PM PST · by stan_25 · 46 replies · 1,124+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, March 14, 2005 | Rita Cosby
    WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Gary Condit (search) has settled his defamation lawsuit against Vanity Fair writer Dominick Dunne. The terms of the settlement were filed with the court on Monday and the case has now been dismissed without prejudice. Dunne is issuing an undisclosed sum to Condit and releasing an apology saying some of the statements he made about Condit were misunderstood. The lawsuit originally sought $11 million in damages.
  • Condit's Reputation on Trial

    02/20/2005 8:45:53 AM PST · by at bay · 34 replies · 734+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 2-205 | Michael Doyle
    Former congressman scrutinized in his libel suit against author Dunne. Then-congressman Gary Condit's reputation was on the line in late 2001 when his re-election campaign commissioned a survey. Now his reputation is again on the line, though he no longer holds office. As he pursues a defamation lawsuit against author Dominick Dunne, the $11 million question is when did Condit's stature sour. Condit claims Dunne's comments cost him dearly, up to and including the March 2002 Democratic primary election when Condit lost his job. Dunne's attorneys retort that Condit's actions undermined his public standing. This dispute over who's responsible for...

    01/11/2005 4:36:32 PM PST · by LauraleeBraswell · 37 replies · 953+ views ^ | June 5, 2002 | Michelle Malkin
    Did you miss that headline in the news last week? Well, that's because no one ran it. Ingmar Guandique, a violent Salvadoran national who is serving a 10-year sentence for assaulting two female joggers in Washington's Rock Creek Park last year, was interrogated recently as part of the investigation into the intern murder mystery. But in my review of all 115 news items archived in the Lexis-Nexis database that mention Guandique in connection with the Levy case, not a single story referred to his status as a criminal illegal alien.
  • Condit: I did not have an affair with Chandra

    01/11/2005 1:53:12 PM PST · by Howlin · 173 replies · 5,320+ views
    MSNBC ^ | January 11, 2005
    Former U.S. Representative Gary Condit: I swear to tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth….
  • Judge Rules for Dunne Depo Release

    12/24/2004 7:43:34 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 2 replies · 317+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Dec 24, 2004 | Limbacher
    Former congressman Gary Condit has won the latest round in his $11 million slander lawsuit against writer Dominick Dunne, with U.S. District Judge Peter Leisure ruling that Dunne's videotaped deposition can be made public. "More than mere celebrity interest is involved in this case," Leisure noted, in quotes picked up by the Sacramento Bee. "Instead, the underlying litigation directly addresses a matter of public interest regarding a congressman's performance of his official duties." Dunne had complained that he was intimidated by Condit's attorney's during five hours of questioning earlier this year, where he may have changed his story under oath....
  • Former Congressman Gary Condit Must Reveal Sexual History in Slander Case..., Judge Rules

    12/08/2004 7:09:54 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 201 replies · 2,963+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 8, 2004 | Larry Neumeister
    Former Rep. Gary Condit must answer questions about his sexual history in his slander case against a magazine writer who suggested Condit knew more than he let on about the death of intern Chandra Levy, a judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling does not mean the information elicited by lawyers for Dominick Dunne, a special correspondent to Vanity Fair, will be made public. Judge Peter K. Leisure said he may order that the testimony be kept confidential. But Condit cannot "use the court system as both a sword and a shield" by filing the $11 million lawsuit in December 2002, and...