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  • Jesse Jackson in Charleston calls for ‘Southern Civil Rights Manifesto’

    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 week’s mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church, Jackson sees an opportunity to address the systemic problems that have persisted since the 1960s.
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. charged with spending $750G of campaign funds on personal items

    02/15/2013 7:37:02 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 19 replies ^ | Feb 15 2013 |
    Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was charged in federal court Friday with conspiring to use campaign funds for personal use -- in an alleged $750,000 spending spree that included purchases of a gold-plated Rolex and pricey children's furniture. It had been expected that a plea agreement would be entered into court Friday, but that agreement is apparently still pending. Instead, federal prosecutors charged Jackson Friday with conspiracy. Prosecutors separately charged his wife Sandi with filing false federal tax returns, but according to her attorney she has reached a plea agreement. In a statement, the former Illinois Democratic congressman said he...
  • Trial begins for ex-Democratic Party treasurer

    11/05/2011 3:59:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | 11-5-11 | Craig Kapitan
    When Dwayne Adams was chosen in 2008 to serve as treasurer of the Bexar County Democratic Party, $202,000 sat in a party bank account intended solely to pay for that year's primary election. A year and two bounced checks later, it contained $158, according to prosecutors and witnesses as testimony began Wednesday in Adams' felony embezzlement trial. Adams, 56, could face up to 20 years in prison if jurors find him guilty of misappropriating or outright stealing between $100,000 and $200,000 from the political organization. The account was used, in part, as Adams' “own little piggy bank” to fund an...
  • Convicted embezzler gets MI tax credit

    03/17/2010 11:37:22 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies · 310+ views
    AP via WoodTV ^ | March 17, 2010 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
    LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) - A convicted embezzler has snagged a $9.1 million tax credit from the state for a company it says will use renewable energy to provide electricity, clean drinking water, sanitation and Internet service to developing countries. RASCO CEO Richard A. Short shared the stage Tuesday with Gov. Jennifer Granholm as she introduced the leaders of companies awarded tax credits. Short spoke briefly. The state offender tracking system shows Short was sentenced in 2002 for embezzlement and remains on parole.
  • Shareholder shove comes to PUSH ( Jesse Jackson Alert )

    05/04/2006 8:56:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 722+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 4, 2006 | CHERYL V. JACKSON
    A shareholder group is gaining momentum in its efforts to pressure companies to disclose charitable giving -- with donations linked to the Rev. Jesse Jackson... The National Legal and Policy Center has stepped up efforts to require corporations to disclose more details about their donations... The Rainbow/PUSH Citizen Education Fund, which in 2001 provided payments to Jackson's former mistress. The Church Falls, Va.-based non-profit group hit two shareholders meetings this week -- Boeing on Monday and PepsiCo Inc. on Wednesday. "Many shareholders would certainly object to their money going to a controversial and divisive figure like Jesse Jackson," said Peter...
  • Reyes out of prison in May? (Andrew Reyes ~ the story continues)

    01/19/2005 3:07:35 PM PST · by Zacs Mom · 2 replies · 2,408+ views
    CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (and others) ^ | Jan. 01, 2005 (plus additional articles)
    Judge lowers sentence of ex-county Democratic chairman by 17 months. Andrew Reyes, the former Mecklenburg Democratic chairman convicted in one of Charlotte's biggest embezzlements, could be out of prison in May after a federal judge trimmed nearly a year and a half off his sentence. Sources say the reduction is likely due to his cooperation in an ongoing investigation. U.S. Chief District Judge Graham Mullen didn't handle Reyes' case and would not talk about it specifically. But Mullen, asked when federal judges can cut sentences, said: "The only way a judge can reduce a sentence is if the government moves...
  • Leftism - Taxpayer Supported!! (Al Franken: Throwing Punches and Punch Lines)

    08/28/2003 6:02:05 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 11 replies · 139+ views
    Washington Post; Page C01 ^ | August 28, 2003 | By Howard Kurtz
    <p>In the world according to Al Franken, Rupert Murdoch is "evil," Bill O'Reilly is "a right-wing blowhard of the schoolyard bully variety," Sean Hannity is "incredibly obnoxious," Paul Gigot defends Wall Street Journal editorials that are "mind-blowingly asinine," and mainstream media types are, well, a bunch of wimps who dance to the tune of these all-powerful conservatives. Which isn't to say he has lost his sense of humor. The former "Saturday Night Live" comic knows how to deliver a punch line along with a punch, as is evident in his new book. You may have heard about the title -- "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right" -- because of a futile Fox News lawsuit charging that Franken had no right to borrow its "fair and balanced" slogan. And the book doesn't quite meet the hallowed F&B standard. In fact, it's a bit of a screed.</p>