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  • ALERT! Same day voting and felon vote bills coming up in Nevada!

    03/20/2011 10:07:46 PM PDT · by Loyal Sedition · 10 replies
    NV distribution email. | 3/20/11 | Loyal Sedition
    Two bills are being heard in the Nevada Legislature next week that will greatly weaken our elections process, and that directly violate the Nevada Republican Party Platform, which says under the Citizenship section: “We oppose same-day registration and voting. We demand proof of U.S. citizenship and residency at the time of registration and authentic government issued photo identification at the time of voting.” AB108 is a very dangerous bill. It eliminates the deadline to register to vote for an election, and allows same-day registration and voting. This needlessly opens up the electoral process to significant fraud, and allows voters to...
  • Feds back William Jefferson (FELON-LA) verdict (Has yet to serve first day on 13 year sentence)

    03/14/2011 4:44:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NOLA ^ | 3/12/11 | Bruce Alpert
    Feds back Jefferson verdict111-page filing says jury got it right Bruce Alpert - Washington bureau Saturday, March 12, 2011 WASHINGTON -- A federal jury properly found that former Rep. William Jefferson engaged in "numerous bribe schemes" to "unjustly enrich himself and his family," so a federal appeals court should allow the jury's guilty verdict to stand, prosecutors say. In a 111-page filing late Thursday to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., the prosecutors urged the court to reject Jefferson's argument that the verdict, guilty on 11 of 16 corruption charges, must be thrown out. Jefferson's attorneys argued...
  • Ex-Sheriff Carona surrenders at federal prison

    01/25/2011 10:56:44 AM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | January 25, 2011 | Larry Welborn
    Disgraced former Sheriff Mike Carona completed his downward spiral from the peak of power in Orange County law enforcement on Tuesday when he surrendered at 8:30 a.m. PST to a federal prison in Colorado to begin serving a 5½-year term for witness tampering. Carona, 55, was Orange County's top cop for nine years before he was indicted, tried and convicted of a single count of trying to convince a former top aide to lie for him during a spreading federal investigation of corruption in the Sheriff's Department.
  • Career Criminal Charged in Trooper's Murder

    12/29/2010 4:37:54 AM PST · by doodad · 24 replies · 3+ views
    WSB radio ^ | 12/28/2010 | Condace Pressley
    A 30-year-old man with an extensive criminal record was charged Tuesday in the shooting death of a Georgia State Patrol trooper who was killed after trying to pull over a driver for a minor traffic violation, authorities said. Gregory Favors is charged in the murder of Chadwick LeCroy, 38, who was shot in the neck Monday night after trying to stop Favors' 2007 Mazda for having a broken headlight, said Vernon Keenan, the director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
  • IRS Agent Accused of Stealing Tax Refunds (NY)

    12/17/2010 7:43:15 PM PST · by STARWISE · 31 replies · 2+ views
    NBCNewYork ^ | 12-18-10
    *snip* Fern Stephens, a revenue officer at the Internal Revenue Service, is being charged by the U.S. Attorney's office for stealing more than $160,000 in unclaimed tax funds from 12 taxpayers, according to federal court documents. *snip* Stephens also allegedly took advantage of her position in the IRS to put in fake tax refund requests and transfers in an IRS computer system so the money would go right back to her or relatives and friends.
  • Most principals in William Jefferson (FELON-LA) case doing poorly a year after his sentencing

    12/16/2010 11:38:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NOLA ^ | 11/28/10 | Bruce Alpert
    Most principals in William Jefferson case doing poorly a year after his sentencingBy Bruce Alpert, Times-Picayune Published: Sunday, November 28, 2010, 9:00 AM A little more than a year after he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for public corruption, former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson from New Orleans remains free pending an appeal that likely won't be resolved until the spring or early summer. But for some of the people and businesses caught up in what federal prosecutors called a web of shakedown schemes orchestrated by Jefferson, no appeals court ruling will reverse the bankruptcies, loss of business and...
  • Felon laments he can’t vote for gun control

    11/30/2010 4:20:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 November, 2010 | David Codrea
    “Ex-Con: Where Do I Fit In Anti-Gun Campaign?” the New Haven Independent headline reads. The “ex-con” is James Hanton, “released from jail this spring, [who] complained that he can’t vote to retain or replace elected officials who have a direct impact on how thoroughly or not gun violence is going to be rooted out of his community.” “A lot of us coming out of prison want to go in a different direction,” Hanton said, “but because we have these roadblocks in the way ... You’re saying in order to make these changes we need to vote, or we need to...
  • Former NC RAT Governor Mike Easley enters felony plea agreement ($1000 fine - no prison time)

    11/23/2010 10:27:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WBTV ^ | 11/23/10
    Former NC Gov. Mike Easley enters felony plea agreementUpdated: Nov 23, 2010 12:34 PM EST RALEIGH, NC (WBTV/AP) - The former governor of North Carolina has entered a plea agreement over a false campaign finance report. Former Governor Mike Easley entered an Alford plea in Wake County court, which means he acknowledged the state's evidence could result in a conviction without having to admit any guilt. By entering the plea Easley would avoid any prison time. Prosecutors say the plea also ends a federal probe that started in February 2009, a month after he left office. As a part of...
  • St. Louis Man Sentenced on Charges of Voting Twice in the 2008 Presidential Election

    10/28/2010 8:55:49 AM PDT · by Larry381 · 25 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | October 27, 2010 | U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    ST. LOUIS, MO—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that a St. Louis man was sentenced to two years of probation on charges of voting in two different states during the 2008 general election. Tarrell Campbell, 34, St. Louis, appeared this morning before United States District Judge Jean C. Hamilton. In addition to the two years of probation, Campbell was ordered to pay a fine of $250, pay a $100 special assessment, and ordered to participate in drug testing and counseling. Also, as a convicted felon, Campbell is no longer eligible to vote. According to court documents, Campbell had been...
  • Felons Can’t Own Guns. So How Did This Guy Acquire Three … Gun Companies?

    10/22/2010 11:19:07 AM PDT · by decimon · 26 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 22, 2010 | Bob Owens
    In the dark fantasies of comic books, villains with pathological intent maniacally plot to build super-weapons to decimate cities, countries, and even planets. In Hollywood movies, the corrupt and evil plot to build cop-killing firearms to bring anarchy and chaos to our streets. Now imagine, if you can, a convicted kidnapper — with additional arrests for communicating threats and simple assault — acquiring not just a weapon or two, but an entire gun company while the federal government stood idly by. Imagine that this same felon then started another gun company from scratch, and then used that company to acquire...
  • Judges agree that state's felon voting law is reasonable (WA)

    10/19/2010 7:47:26 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 5 replies
    The Olympian ^ | 10/19/2010 | Unknown
    Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna and Secretary of State Sam Reed got a resounding victory recently in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals when all 11 judges upheld the state’s ban on voting by prison inmates. Washington’s felon voting law is reasonable. Newly adopted provisions that allow felons to reregister to vote after they have completed their prison time are reasonable, too. It’s encouraging to see the appellate judges uphold the ban — especially by such a wide margin. The 11-0 decision was a sharp turnaround from a three-judge panel of the appellate court which ruled in January that Washington...
  • Little Pavel Wears Stripes

    10/08/2010 12:09:25 PM PDT · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | October 8, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    ...Now Pavel understood. To Pockets, the county jail, state penitentiary, and other such long or short term holding tanks were just another address, just another constituency to manage through Election Day. Sometimes more of a challenge than others. “Ya know how pollsheets are marked, son?” Pockets asked in a moment of helpfulness. Pavel nodded yes, and Pockets continued. “Well, just as the pollsheets show whether the voter is affiliated or independent, whether they voted in the last election, or the previous, or the previous… these prison rosters are marked too. What they’re in for, for how long, whether they’re convicted...
  • Islamic Center Spokeswoman Convicted Felon

    09/21/2010 9:46:46 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 15 replies
    WSMV ^ | 9/21/10 | WSMV
    According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Camie Ayash was jailed for about a year in 2006 for stealing more than $300,000 from a former employer. Guidelines posted on the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro's website state that if a member is convicted of a felony, his or her membership in the mosque can be terminated. Ayash said that rule does not apply to her, since she is on the board.
  • Barbara Boxer aide charged with possession of pot

    09/08/2010 1:23:45 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Barbara Boxer aide charged with possession of pot By: Erika Lovley September 8, 2010 03:25 PM EDT A senior aide for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) was arrested Tuesday for attempting to bring marijuana into the Hart Senate Office Building, according to U.S. Capitol Police reports. Marcus Stanley, who served as a senior economic adviser and at one time worked on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee — chaired by Boxer — was stopped by a police officer Tuesday morning when he allegedly tried to “remove and conceal” a leafy green substance from his pocket during a security screening at...
  • Rodney King engaged to Cynthia Kelley, one of the jurors who awarded him $3.8 million: report

    09/07/2010 12:57:35 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/07/2010 | Nancy Dillon
    LOS ANGELES - Police beating victim Rodney King is engaged to one of the jurors who awarded him a $3.8 million settlement, RadarOnline reported Tuesday. King and Cynthia Kelley said they first felt a romantic spark when they met in a Newport Beach pizzeria the day after the controversial 1994 jury award. Both were married at the time, which complicated the blossoming relationship. They later separated when King joined the cast of VH1's "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" after multiple arrests for being under the influence of PCP. Four months ago, King, 44, called Kelley on a whim.
  • Socialist infiltrates Congress, champions Obamacare

    08/19/2010 7:23:43 PM PDT · by Man50D · 19 replies ^ | August 18, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., has a long and friendly history with a U.S.-based socialist organization that seeks to create socialist-style health care. Schakowsky has been one of the most vocal congressional cheerleaders of Obama's health-care plan. Her husband, Robert Creamer, a convicted felon and political consultant with close ties to the Obama administration, was credited with helping to provide a blueprint for the president's health-care legislation, WND has learned. The hot new best-seller, "The Manchurian President," by Aaron Klein, reveals inside story on Team Obama and its members. Now available autographed at WND's Superstore! Creamer later wrote his health-care platform...
  • LA city councilman indicted on felony voter fraud [ Democrat ]

    A Los Angeles city councilman and his wife were indicted on a total of 24 felony counts stemming from allegations he lived outside his district, prosecutors said Wednesday. Richard Alarcon, 56, faces 18 charges of perjury, voter fraud and filing a false declaration of candidacy. His wife, Flora Montes De Oca Alarcon, is charged with six counts including perjury and voter fraud. They both pleaded not guilty and were released on their own recognizance. It was not immediately clear how much prison time they would face if convicted but it could be "substantial," said Jennifer Lentz Snyder, a deputy district...
  • House icon Conyers steers clear of his wife's troubles (Felon gets September prison date)

    07/24/2010 9:33:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Link only - House icon Conyers steers clear of his wife's troubles
  • Ex-con James Traficant doesn’t make ballot in Congress comeback bid

    07/06/2010 10:30:46 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, July 06, 2010 | The Associated Press
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Former Ohio Rep. James Traficant has been disqualified in his bid to return to Congress after seven years in prison. Political adviser Linda Kovachik says elections officials in Trumbull County ruled Tuesday that Traficant was short of the number of petition signatures required to get on the fall ballot. She says Traficant plans to appeal. Elections board officials did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Traficant was hoping to run as an independent in his Youngstown-area home turf against Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan. Traficant represented the region in Congress as a Democrat for nearly two decades....
  • Federal Judge Says No Alcohol for Monica Conyers (convicted felon asks for prison delay)

    06/23/2010 5:42:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Federal Judge Says No Alcohol for Monica ConyersUpdated: Friday, 11 Jun 2010, 9:01 PM EDT DETROIT (AP) - A judge has ordered former Detroit councilwoman Monica Conyers to abstain from alcohol after she said the stress of her corruption case has pushed her to drink. Federal Judge Avern Cohn also ordered Conyers to undergo testing and participate in treatment as directed by the court's Pretrial Services agency. The order was signed Thursday after Pretrial Services officer Demetrius Hardy told the judge that Conyers requested treatment. Hardy says she reported an "increase in alcohol consumption" since her guilty plea to a...