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  • Woman stole $19,475 from Kenner church that paid her light bill, police say

    07/23/2016 3:03:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/20/16 | Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A woman who came to a Kenner church for help with a delinquent utility bill is now accused of stealing more than $19,000 from the church's coffers to pay for a car, her insurance, cable and other bills, according to authorities. Shareafa Watkins, 27, of 3100 Phoenix St., Kenner, was arrested and booked Friday with identity theft valued over $1,000, illegal transfer of monetary funds and being a fugitive from another jurisdiction, according to Lt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department.-snip-Detectives eventually determined that Watkins began illegally tapping the church's bank account in early 2015 after she received...
  • What is the FBI Hiding About Hillary Clinton?

    07/16/2016 12:41:25 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 88 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 7/15/2016 | Michael Ware
    One would think that if everything were on the up and up, one would not have to tell everyone to keep their mouths shut. If there was nothing to tell, why gag those who know? This is the question all Americans should be asking in the wake of recent discoveries. Fox reports: The FBI has confirmed to a senior Republican senator that agents were sworn to secrecy ó and subject to lie detector tests ó in the Hillary Clinton email probe, an extensive measure one former agent said could have a ďchilling effect.Ē A July 1 letter sent by a...
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump Could Use IRS To Punish Opponents

    07/13/2016 10:59:43 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 138 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 13, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    At a campaign event in Springfield, Illinois Wednesday afternoon presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton warned Donald Trump would use the military and IRS "to go after his critics and opponents."
  • Hillary Unfazed by Mounting Evidence of Email Crimes [semi-satire]

    06/24/2016 10:47:10 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton brushed off new revelations that the 30,000 "personal" emails she deleted may have included official Department business as "nothing to concern the American people." A deleted email of particular note was a memo from her Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin to Clinton's State Department subordinates regarding problems caused by Clinton's use of a private unsecured email server. The former Secretary claimed to have "no knowledge of either the original email or its illegal deletion," but offered a hypothesis suggesting that the IT specialist who set up the server "may be the guilty party."...
  • Latino radio host tells Hillary ó his familyís voting for Trump!

    06/21/2016 8:51:19 AM PDT · by Arcy · 29 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | June 21, 2016 | OLAF EKBERG
    While Latino syndicated radio host Enrique Santos gushed over Hillary Clinton during his interview with her this morning, he confessed his family doesnít feel the same. Speaking to Clinton on the phone, Santos told her, ďMy fatherís voting for Trump because he says he canít trust you. My mother says youíre a crook and my brother says you should go to jail. (video of interview at link)
  • Senator Leads Hillary Clinton Supporters in Rendition of 'She Works Hard for the Money' [Delaware]

    04/26/2016 9:18:59 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 25, 2016 | Liz Kreutz
    <p>Senator Leads Hillary Clinton Supporters in Rendition of 'She Works Hard for the Money'</p> <p>If there were an award for the most awkward (yet kind-of amazing) intro speech at a Hillary Clinton rally, it could go to Sen. Tom Carper for his performance today at the Democratic front-runnerís event in Wilmington, Delaware.</p>
  • De Blasio Team Violated Campaign Finance Laws, Report Says

    04/23/2016 3:23:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 22, 2016 | WILLIAM NEUMAN and JESSE McKINLEY
    An investigation by the New York State Board of Elections found evidence of flagrant violations of campaign finance law by a team of people that Mayor Bill de Blasio created to raise money for Democrats running for the State Senate in 2014, according to a confidential board report. The board sent the report to Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, three months ago, prompting a criminal investigation into the fund-raising. The mayorís Senate effort, which failed in its goal to wrest the legislative body from Republican control, has proved damaging to him in multiple ways. Democrats remained in...
  • Hillary Clinton Campaign Still Owes Money to Iowa Police

    03/26/2016 11:35:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    free beacon ^ | 3/14/16 | Brent Scher
    Bernie Sanders paid same department upfront Multiple police departments in Iowa say they still have not been reimbursed for services provided to Hillary Clintonís presidential campaign, according to local WHOtv.com. The Des Moines Police Department and the Marshalltown Police Department both say they are owed money from the Clinton campaign. In Des Moines, the campaign still hasnít paid for $1,800 worth of services provided last October for a Katy Perry concert. The campaign told WHOtv.com that it will pay the bill as soon as it receives an invoice, but the Des Moines Police Department provided a copy of the invoice...
  • Businessman J.J. Cafaro among big donors to Trump campaign

    02/26/2016 8:37:11 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | February 01, 2016 | Jessica Wehrman
    Among the litany of people that billionaire Donald Trump listed as giving to his veteransí organization last week was a northeast Ohio businessman who pleaded guilty to making a false statement for not disclosing money given to his daughterís failed congressional campaign. (SNIP) J.J. Cafaro also pleaded guility to a 2001 charge of attempting to bribe then-Rep. Jim Traficant, D-Youngstown.
  • Here It Comes: Title Insurance Problems

    09/30/2010 10:26:19 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 29 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | September 30, 2010 | Karl Denninger
    Now we got trouble.I am in receipt of a copy of a bulletin from Old Republic Title in which it states: The Company will not insure title to any property which has been foreclosed by Ally Financial, Ally Bank or GMAC until further notice. Oops.I suspect this is going to spread fast, given that this "wee problem" is NOT specific to GMAC and Ally.† In fact, JP Morgan/Chase has reported "similar discrepancies", and then today we had my report on a ruling from a court in which a counterfeit summons was issued not by the court, but by a...
  • Obama bullied bank to pay racial settlement without proof: report

    02/07/2016 10:55:49 AM PST · by DCdude · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/7/2016 | Paul Sperry
    Newly uncovered internal memos reveal the Obama administration knowingly exaggerated charges of racial discrimination in probes of Ally Bank and other defendants in the $900 billion car-lending business as part of a ‚Äúracial justice‚ÄĚ campaign that‚Äôs looking more like a massive government extortion and shakedown operation Obama‚Äôs Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has reached more than $220 million in settlements with several auto lenders since the agency launched its anti-discrimination crusade against the industry in 2013. Several other banks are under active investigation. That‚Äôs despite the fact that the CFPB had no actual complaints of racial discrimination ‚ÄĒ it was all...
  • Obama admin accused of forcing bank to pay baseless racial settlement

    02/08/2016 8:10:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The New York Post had something of an overlooked bombshell report this weekend regarding a settlement reached between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Ally Bank last year. This is a strange story and if it proves true it could seriously affect the reputation and position of the CFPB. The case in question was a very expensive settlement reached between the Bureau and Ally over charges that they engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination in their automotive loan lending practices, denying applications or charging higher fees to minority applicants. But according to some new documentation revealed by the...
  • Report: FBI Now Investigating Hillary's State Department For Corruption

    01/11/2016 9:06:49 AM PST · by amorphous · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11 Jan 2016 | Chuck Ross
    The FBI is investigating whether Hillary Clinton's State Department improperly directed contracts to Clinton Foundation donors, in possible violation of public corruption laws, Fox News is reporting. Three sources confirmed the previously-unknown investigation angle to Fox reporters Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne. "The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed," one law enforcement source told Fox. Examples abound of Clinton’s State Department opening doors for Clinton Foundation donors, as well as to the then-secretary of state’s friends and political allies.
  • Raymond ‚ÄėShrimp Boy‚Äô Chow trial found guilty

    01/08/2016 10:45:10 AM PST · by Jolla · 8 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 1/8/16 | Bob Egelko
    Raymond ‚ÄúShrimp Boy‚ÄĚ Chow, a Chinatown gangster who at one time won plaudits from some of the most powerful and respected people in San Francisco for doing good works, was found guilty of running a century-old community organization as a racketeering enterprise and ordering the murder of its former leader so he could take over and of another rival.
  • Mother-in-law of year: Clinton accused of helping son-in-law‚Äôs...company while SecState

    12/09/2015 1:30:29 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12/9/15
    From the AP: As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton intervened in a request forwarded by her son-in-law on behalf of a deep-sea mining firm to meet with her or other State Department officials after one of the firm's investors asked Chelsea Clinton's husband for help setting up such contacts, according to the most recently released Clinton emails.
  • Rubio: ‚ÄėIronic‚Äô Trump Is Attacking My Finances Considering His Four Bankruptcies

    11/06/2015 10:21:17 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 39 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 11-6-2015 | Pam Key
    Friday on Fox New Channel's "Fox & Friends," Republican presidential candidate Sen. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)said his rival Donald Trump's attacks on his finances are "ironic" considering Trump has been in charge of businesses that have declared bankruptcy. Rubio said, "I just find it ironic that Donald Trump had four bankruptcies in his businesses and who is he to attack anybody on finances. I find that ironic. I'm proud of where I come from. I'm proud of what we have been able to achieve. Today my family and I have we have one debt in the world which is the...
  • GOP credit card only part of Marco Rubio's story (List and background on key controversies)

    11/05/2015 1:10:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 11/5/15 | Alex Leary
    Marco Rubio's use of a Republican Party of Florida American Express card is only part of the story. Over the course of his rise in politics, the Tampa Bay Times and partner Miami Herald chronicled his background and controversies. The most detailed accounting of Rubio's AmEx charges is this report from February 2010 that showed how the card was used for groceries, repairs to the family minivan and at a music equipment store. "I was as diligent as possible to ensure the party did not pay for items that were unrelated to party business," Rubio said in a written statement...
  • Newspaper: Senator [Bob Corker R-TN] failed to disclose Chattanooga earnings

    11/04/2015 10:33:38 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    WCYB.com ^ | November 4, 2015 | WCYB TV 5 News Staff
    Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee made profitable short-term trades in a Chattanooga real estate firm, but didn't properly disclose the deals until challenged by the Wall Street Journal. The newspaper reports Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor who is now chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, bought between $1 million and $5 million in shares of CBL & Associates Properties Inc. 2011, and sold them again five months later at a 42 percent gain. Earlier purchases in the names of his daughters in 2009 likely netted more than $1 million, though the paper says the exact gain isn't...
  • Gov. McAuliffe signs executive order on gun control measures [Virginia]

    10/15/2015 9:27:17 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 48 replies
    WDBJ7.com ^ | October 15, 2015 | WDBJ7 News Staff
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is outlawing the open carry of guns in some state-owned buildings and pushing for tighter gun control measures. McAuliffe signed an executive order Thursday at the Capitol setting up a task force aimed at more robust prosecution of gun crimes. The order also establishes a statewide tip line to report gun crimes, and orders state police to request a trace of every gun involved in a crime in Virginia. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and Attorney General Mark Herring joined the governor, along with parents of victims killed in gun-related crimes. That included Andy and Barbara Parker,...
  • The Scheming Marxist Architect of Obamacare, Robert Creamer, Helped Sell the Iran Deal

    09/20/2015 5:11:44 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 11 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | 2015 September 14 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton (h/t Judy Weddle)
    [picture of Robert Creamer] Looks like the Marxist architect of Obamacare also had a major say in putting forth the Iran Deal. Robert Creamer was convicted in 2005 for tax violations and bank fraud. He served time and was under house arrest. While in prison, he crafted the core underpinnings of Obamacare. Creamer is a political consultant who is very close to Barack Obama and is married to Jan Schakowsky, the Marxist Congresswoman from Illinois. While on the inside, he wrote, Listen to Your Mother: Stand Up Straight! How Progressives Can Win. Obamacare was only the first major step in...
  • State ethics board examining Martin O'Malley's purchase of mansion furniture [Maryland]

    08/30/2015 8:58:46 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 29, 2015 | Doug Donovan
    An assistant attorney general asked Friday for a state ethics commission ruling on whether former Gov. Martin O'Malley's purchase of furniture from the governor's mansion violated rules regarding state-owned property. When O'Malley and his family moved out of the mansion in January, they left with most of its taxpayer-purchased furnishings ó 54 items that he bought at steep discounts because every piece had been declared "junk" by his administration. O'Malley and his wife, Baltimore District Judge Catherine Curran O'Malley, paid $9,638 for armoires, beds, chairs, desks, lamps, mirrors, ottomans, tables and other items that originally cost taxpayers $62,000, according to...
  • Hillary wears prison jump suit during questioning by Ed Henry over Email server. (Video)

    Watch this video of the exchange between Ed Henry and Hillary. She looks like she is wearing a prison jump suit. Wonder if her subconscious influenced her choice of clothing? CLICK HERE
  • Drudge headline only: Washington Times - classified emails grows to 60

    08/16/2015 7:28:01 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 87 replies
    Uh oh! Stay tune as the mystery grows. The prisons may be really 'ready for Hillary' but will she do another Houdini and magically escape again? Hmmm.....
  • Graysonís Hedge Funds Under Scrutiny For Possible Ethics Violations

    07/02/2015 3:31:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/30/15 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.) is finding himself in hot water over managing hedge funds that bear his name, actions that are in possible violation of House ethics rules. Sitting members of Congress are prohibited from using their name in titles of entities for personal financial gain, Politico reports. Rep. Grayson has three hedge funds with his name attached to their title. One of Graysonís funds, Grayson Fund L.P, is based out of Delaware and consists of three investors. According to November regulatory filings, the fund shows sales totaling $13.2 million.
  • Union Members Support Bernie Sanders:(Many Union Members Say Hillary Can't Be Trusted)

    07/01/2015 7:43:07 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | July 1, 2015 | Destiny Albritton
    Bernie Sanders has turned Hillary Clintonís parade to the White House into a competitive race for the Democratic nomination, as unions prefer Clintonsí socialist opponent. LaborUnionReport.com organized an informal poll in mid-June 2015 and the results showed that union support for Hillary Clinton was lacking significantly. Seventy-six percent of union members favor Bernie Sanders for president in 2016. Only 11 percent of union members favored Hillary Clinton. The report said, ďdue to her time spent with the employer-friendly Rose law firm (which helps employers fight unions), as well as her stint on the board of directors for Wal-Mart, many union...
  • Jesse Jackson in Charleston calls for ĎSouthern Civil Rights Manifestoí

    06/26/2015 8:13:38 AM PDT · by Robe · 21 replies
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | 6/26/2015 | Adam Parker
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday credited the civil rights movement for breaking down barriers and bringing the South into the modern world. Thanks to the efforts of activists, the South renewed itself and became attractive to investors and others. And now, in the wake of last weekís mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church, Jackson sees an opportunity to address the systemic problems that have persisted since the 1960s.
  • My Islamic Faith Prevents Me From Paying Interest on My Student Loans

    04/22/2015 1:28:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Huffington ^ | 4/22/15 | Steve Rhode
    Dear Steve, I had two citi-student loans and at some point in time within the last 5 years they went to Navient (Sallie Mae) I recently called to ask if I could get a lower pay-off amount as the original loans were 32K and now they are up to about 64K because of deferment and interest. They said no and I believe these may have been private loans. My conditions have changed. I was born into Islam, but never knew much about my religion. Since 2012 I have been learning more about my faith and it is strictly forbidden in...
  • Personal Injury Lawyer Admits to Forging Clientsí Signatures (Casey Anthony Attorney)

    04/15/2015 12:56:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 | Andie Adams
    Todd Macaluso, who helped represent Casey Anthony, faces 20 years in prisonA prominent San Diego personal injury attorney pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding clients, forging their signatures to gain millions of dollars from investors, according to the U.S. attorneyís office. Todd Macaluso, 52 -- a lead player in personal injury, plaintiffís and aviation law -- once helped represent high-profile defendant Casey Anthony, a Florida mother acquitted in her 2-year-old daughterís death. Now, he has admitted in his plea deal to bankrolling his law practice through ďfunding agreementsĒ with investors. Under the plan, Macaluso would offer them the right to...
  • More than 2 MILLION of Hillary Clinton's Twitter followers are fake or never tweet

    04/14/2015 9:42:35 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | April 14, 2015 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Although Hillary Clinton boasts a robust 3.6 million Twitter followers, not even a vast right-wing conspiracy would be able to interact with 2 million of them. According to two popular online measuring tools, no more than 44 per cent of her Twitter fan base consists of real people who are active in using the social media platform. And at least 15 per cent Ė more than 544,000 Ė are completely fake. StatusPeople.com, the oldest publicly available Twitter-auditing tool, reports that 44 per cent of the former secretary of state's followers are 'good'; 15 per cent are 'fake'; and 41 per...
  • Email: Gov. McAuliffe rebuffed interviews by federal agents [Virginia]

    04/02/2015 12:12:56 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    WDBJ7.com ^ | April 2, 2015 | AP
    An email obtained by The Associated Press shows that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office rebuffed interview requests with a federal agent investigating the U.S. government's investor-visa program. The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General twice asked McAuliffe for an interview in the summer of 2014 but said in a recent report that the efforts were "unsuccessful." McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy told The AP the governor was too busy "running the commonwealth" to sit down with investigators but offered to provide any specific information agents needed.
  • REMINDER: The Ted Kennedy Shrine Cost Taxpayers $38 Million

    03/30/2015 2:00:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/30/2015 | Chuck Ross
    On top of an $18.9 million Defense Department grant doled out in Sept. 2010, the Institute received $13.6 million from the Department of Education, according to USASpending.gov. In the 2009 federal budget, another $5.8 million was appropriated through the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services. The state of Massachusetts gave the University of Massachusetts $5 million, earmarked for the Institute. As a senator in 2010, current Sec. of State John Kerry waged an unsuccessful attempt to earmark another $28.9 million for the museum ... the $18.9 million Defense Department earmark was ďfunneled through the Defense...
  • REMINDER: The Ted Kennedy Shrine Cost Taxpayers $38 Million

    03/31/2015 5:38:26 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 30, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    The stated mission of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute is to teach the general public about how the U.S. Senate works, so itís fitting that the shrine to the late Massachusetts Democrat is funded, in part, by $38 million in taxpayersí money. The $78 million combination museum and interactive civics exhibit was formally dedicated by President Obama on Monday. Besides a section honoring Kennedyís 46-year political career, which ended with his Aug. 25, 2009 death, the Institute will offer a ďSenate Immersion ModuleĒ which aims to teach visitors how the upper chamber works. (snip) On top of an $18.9 million...
  • Harry Reid to retire

    03/27/2015 7:36:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/27/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who suffered a serious eye injury while exercising in his home in January, announced what a lot of conservatives have been waiting with bated breath to hear: Heís not seeking reelection. Heís served for about three decades in Congress and has been one of President Obamaís biggest defenders on several of the White House leaderís key agenda pushes. ďI understand this place,Ē he said, the New York Times reported. ďI have quite a bit of power as minority leader.Ē
  • Can Hillary get away with the Obama model of treating the press like fools?

    03/08/2015 10:26:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 8, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    Over the weekend, former President Bill Clinton confessed that his organization, The Clinton Foundation, had taken money from unsavory foreign governments in the Middle East. He added, however, that this practice was not only a matter of limited concern for the public, but it could also have positive effects. And not just for the foundationís bottom line. ďDo we agree with everything they do?Ē No,Ē Clinton said of the United Arab Emirates at an event in Miami on Saturday. ďDo I agree with all the foreign policy of Saudi Arabia? No.Ē He failed to make any mention of Algeria, a...
  • Missouri panel to investigate Koster [Democrat Attorney General]

    11/13/2014 5:53:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones on Wednesday created a committee of lawmakers to review allegations that Attorney General Chris Koster is influenced by lobbyist perks and campaign contributions. Jones, a Eureka Republican, said the committee will look into claims that Koster, a Democrat, changed policies and negotiated more favorable settlements in consumer fraud cases following lobbying by companies. The allegations were raised by a New York Times article published last month that cited similar examples involving attorneys general across the country.
  • Rangel to CNN: Southern GOP Still Believes in Slavery, Wins Through Racism (barf alert)

    11/06/2014 6:53:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1:56 pm, November 5th, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) is doubling down on his belief that southern Republicans still believe in slavery and think the Confederates won the Civil War, implying that the Democratsí major senatorial losses came as a result of racism. [Ö] Several southern Democrats lost their Senate seats Tuesday night to Republican challengers, leading Rangel to suggest that voter ID laws and other GOP causes were really just racially-charged methods of suppressing the minority vote to their favor. Ö
  • DEBATE REVIEW: Maryís No Good, Very Bad Night (Still exempt Landrieu a crook?)

    10/30/2014 2:50:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 10/30/14 | MacAoidh
    Well, that got ugly pretty fast. In the last debate before Tuesdayís Senate primary election, the three major candidates took to the LSU Manship School of Journalism podiums (or is it podia?) and gave the voters an hourís worth of speechifying as to why they deserve our votes. Or in Mary Landrieuís case, why sheís ready to become a lobbyist. **SNIP** It might have been as good an answer as she could have given, and since Cassidy had already received a max-out donation from Bollinger for this cycle even before he declared for the Senate he probably wasnít quite the...
  • Mandeville businessman Ray Reggie (Ted K inlaw) pleads guilty to mail fraud in federal court

    10/28/2014 2:54:42 AM PDT · by abb · 8 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | October 27, 2014 | Ben Wallace
    A convicted white-collar criminal once connected to some of Americaís most prominent political families pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to stealing more than $1 million from multiple south Louisiana car dealerships over a three-year period, billing them for advertising services never rendered and sweeping the fees into his own bank accounts. Raymond Christopher Reggie, a Mandeville businessman who previously worked on many high-profile Democratic campaigns, including those of former President Bill Clinton, agreed to a guilty plea in Baton Rouge federal court to five counts of mail fraud related to the illegal billing scheme, the U.S. Attorneyís Office...
  • EXCLUSIVE ó Charlie Cristís Mysterious Nigerian Connection Drops $100K in Florida Governor Campaign!

    07/17/2014 8:25:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 7/16/14 | Jose Lambiet
    A mysterious Nigerian businessman whose empire is under scrutiny for its ties to a jailed, corrupt African politician has emerged as one of Democratic candidate for governor Charlie CristĎs biggest campaign donors, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively. Onajite Okoloko, an oil executive turned fertilizer manufacturer with a sprawling property in Boca Raton, has donated $100,000 to Democrat Cristís campaign so far this year, according to state campaign records.
  • Ex-teller admits stealing $2M from Illinois bank

    07/11/2014 4:27:28 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | 7-11-2014
    <p>A central Illinois woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $2 million from the bank where she worked as head teller.</p> <p>Sixty-two-year-old Nancy J. Huskins of Lincoln pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of bank embezzlement in federal court in Springfield.</p>
  • Charlie Crist to Scott Rothstein: "We Love You" [Convicted Ponzi Schemer]

    05/21/2014 3:55:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    browardpalmbeach.com ^ | 1/21/11 | Bob Norman
    Former Gov. Charlie Crist was apparently a little closer to Scott Rothstein than we knew. Or maybe not. They blew out the candles on Crist's birthday cake a couple of years ago after giving the governor $52,000 (a grand for each candle). Before the disbarred Rothstein's Ponzi scheme imploded, Rothstein and the governor were in regular contact.
  • Bush Embarrassed By Wife's Run-in With Customs (1999 Columba Bush Flashback)

    05/16/2014 6:20:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 6/22/1999 | DAVID COX and JOHN KENNEDY
    Florida first lady Columba Bush made a mistake and "feels horrible" about her embarrassing run-in with U.S. Customs agents late last week, a chagrined Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday. "I can assure you it was a difficult weekend at our house," the governor said. "She knew that what she did was wrong and [she] made a mistake." Columba Bush was briefly detained and fined at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport on Thursday after her arrival following a five-day shopping spree in Paris. The governor was not with her. She declared only $500 worth of merchandise on a Customs form at the...
  • That ethics complaint against Harry Reid? 'Meritless' says his office

    04/28/2014 9:39:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | April 23, 2014 | By Ted Barrett,
    (CNN) -- A spokesman for Sen. Harry Reid dismissed as "meritless" an ethics complaint filed Wednesday by Republicans that charges the majority leader improperly used his government-funded website and Twitter account for partisan political purposes. At issue are Reid's ongoing attacks against Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who are spending millions through their organization Americans for Prosperity to defeat Democratic candidates this campaign cycle. Some of Reid's comments, which he has made in speeches on the Senate floor and elsewhere, also appeared on his senate.gov website and on his official Twitter account. "Senate rules are clear: Senators and...
  • Webb Hubbell speaks, Obama listens

    04/28/2014 5:39:35 AM PDT · by JCG · 23 replies
    WND ^ | 03-14-14 | Staff
    WASHINGTON Ė One day after former Clinton administration official Webb Hubbell sounded off against a proposed Medicare rule change in a WND commentary, the Obama administration dropped plans to restrict access to antidepressant and antipsychotic medications. In a stunning reversal, the Department of Health and Human Services killed the proposal a day after the official comment period ended and a day before the House of Representatives was set to vote on a bill to block the change.
  • Blogger Report: Harry Reid hit with corruption charges in Louisiana

    04/27/2014 11:28:50 AM PDT · by smbrenner · 25 replies
    Brenner Brief News ^ | April 24, 2014 | Fred Hunt
    Republican Party of Louisiana files formal complaint against Senator Harry Reid BATON ROGUE, La, April 23, 2014 ó The Republican Party of Louisiana filed a formal complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics against Senator Harry Reid on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The subject of the complaint was ďSenator Harry Reidís Use of Tax Payer Resources for Campaign PurposesĒ and dealt with the use of Senate staff and facilities for support of political candidates and for campaign programs defaming the Koch brothers with false and misleading attack ads in the last election cycle.
  • Democrat leader [Harry Reid] reaped $1.1 million from sale of land he didn't own

    04/27/2014 11:04:52 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies
    USA Today/AP | flashback 10/11/2006 | By John Solomon And Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press
    Excerpts: WASHINGTON ó Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn't personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show. VIDEO: Reid land deal may violate rules [scrubbed] In the process, Reid did not disclose to Congress an earlier sale in which he transferred his land to a company created by a friend and took a financial stake in that company, according to records and interviews. The Nevada Democrat's deal was engineered by Jay Brown, a longtime friend and former casino lawyer whose name surfaced in a...
  • Al Sharpton Gets Testy With Lesley Stahl When Asked About FBI Role In 2011

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  • Probe Uncovers More Reid 'Slush Fund' Payments to Granddaughter

    03/28/2014 4:07:07 AM PDT · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 27, 2014 | Drew Mackenzie
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is at the center of a growing political controversy after it was revealed Thursday that more payments from his campaign funds had been made to his granddaughter than previously reported. The Nevada Democrat promised earlier this week to reimburse $16,787 his campaign gave to Ryan Elisabeth Reid in 2013 for what was described as payments for ďholiday gifts.Ē Those payments were reportedly made to purchase items from Ryan Elisabeth Reid, who has her own line of jewelry. Reid defended the payments, saying they complied with Federal Election Commission standards that allow the purchase of goods...
  • Harry Reid's Dubious Ethics: Generous Grandpa Edition

    03/28/2014 5:06:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Carol Platt Liebau
    It isn't news to anyone that Harry Reid's ethics are, to put it mildly, dubious. The stench of corruption seems to cling to him a lot like the cloud of dirt that surrounded Peanuts' Pigpen. Now, he's been caught giving $17,000 in campaign cash to his granddaughter, supposedly for "holiday gifts." What's interesting is that the person listed as receiving all this campaign cash was recorded as "Ryan Elisabeth." The real name? "Ryan Elisabeth Reid." And when contacted by a journalist, Reid's office, not surprisingly, continued with the "Ryan Elisabeth" facade, and tried to pass Reid's 23-year-old granddaughter off as...
  • Reid says his granddaughter is being harassed [ďnegative attention on the internetĒ...]

    03/27/2014 11:16:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 81 replies
    <p>ďAs a grandparent, I say enough is enough,Ē Reid said in a statement.</p> <p>The unusual emotional plea came just as the amount of money Reid will repay his campaign doubled to more than $31,000 after additional payments to the jewelry company were found in Federal Election Commission filings from 2012.</p>