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  • SPITZ WILL TALK DIRTY TO PANEL (Eliot to be subpoenaed - commission filled with Spitzer appointees)

    07/14/2008 7:49:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 137+ views
    NY Post ^ | 7/14/08 | Fredric Dicker
    SPITZ WILL TALK DIRTY TO PANELLast updated: 3:51 am July 14, 2008 Fredric Dicker DISGRACED former Gov. Eliot Spitzer will be subpoenaed within weeks to give his first public testimony in the Dirty Tricks Scandal if, as expected, a state commission charges his former aide Darren Dopp with violating state law. Dopp lawyer Michael Koenig, a former federal prosecutor, has concluded Spitzer's testimony would be crucial to back up his client's claim that the former governor gave the go-ahead for every step in the plot that used the State Police to gather purportedly damaging information on now-former Senate Majority Leader...
  • Easleys took lovely trips abroad; we got the bill (Lame duck NC RAT elite junketeers live it up!)

    07/04/2008 11:14:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 287+ views
    Winston Salem Journal ^ | 7/03/08 | Scott Sexton
    Easleys took lovely trips abroad; we got the billBy Scott Sexton | Journal Columnist Published: July 3, 2008 It's a rhetorical question with an obvious answer, but one that nonetheless bears asking in light of Gov. Mike "Tax Hike" Easley's lame attempt at explaining the extravagant (and taxpayer-borne) costs of overseas junkets that he and first lady Mary Easley enjoyed. Who is dumber, a European restaurateur who tries to sell a cheeseburger and onion rings combo for $60 or the rube from Brunswick County who pays $60 for it? Hmmm. Yet Easley used that very example in a news conference...
  • Albany DA to release Spitzer, aides testimony in probe (Eliot LIED? The legacy grows)

    06/07/2008 7:52:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 198+ views
    WHEC ^ | 6/06/08
    Albany DA to release Spitzer, aides testimony in probePosted at: 06/06/2008 04:46:53 PM Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares says he will release the secret testimony of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his top aides in the dirty tricks probe that consumed much of Spitzer's abbreviated term. Soares will release thousands of pages of documents sought by several news organizations after the material is reviewed according to county policy. The testimony could show how involved Spitzer was in the work of two staffers who collected state police travel logs that showed Senate Republican leader Joseph Bruno - Spitzer's adversary...
  • Woman pleads guilty in Spitzer call girl scandal (Madam mum on cooperation)

    06/04/2008 7:10:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 166+ views
    Auburnpub ^ | 6/04/08
    Woman pleads guilty in Spitzer call girl scandalBy The Associated Press Wednesday, June 4, 2008 11:38 AM EDT NEW YORK - A woman accused of helping run the prostitution ring patronized by former Gov. Eliot Spitzer pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to violate federal prostitution laws. Prosecutors say Cecil Suwal, 23, ran the day-to-day operations of the Emperors Club V.I.P. escort service, which charged clients up to $5,500 an hour for the services of its women. Suwal was accused of supervising the company's booking agents, paying out hundreds of thousands of dollars to prostitutes and controlling shell companies used to...
  • 50 Cent's mansion goes up in smoke (Ex-girlfriend points finger at 50 Cent)

    05/30/2008 7:44:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 165+ views
    50 Cent's mansion goes up in smokeLast Updated: 30 May 2008 10:24 PM A "suspicious" fire has burned down a multimillion-dollar home owned by rapper 50 Cent. Arson squad investigators were on the scene of the blaze which injured six people. A lawyer for the Grammy-nominated rapper's former girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins, said the woman lived in the Long Island house with two of her children. A fire service spokesman said all six people were taken to hospital where they are in a stable condition after suffering smoke inhalation. Earlier this year, Tompkins filed a lawsuit against 50 Cent, whose real...
  • Former Loveland Teacher Sentenced For Sex Assault (these perps should have their own cable channel)

    05/28/2008 8:56:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 1,701+ views
    CBS4 Denver ^ | 5/28/08
    Former Loveland Teacher Sentenced For Sex AssaultMay 28, 2008 3:37 pm US/Mountain FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) A former social studies teacher at a Loveland middle school is being ordered to spend one year behind bars and 10 years on probation for sexually assaulting an underage girl. Larimer County District Judge James Hiatt handed down the sentence Tuesday to 42-year-old Michael Gaylor. The former Walt Clark Middle School teacher apologized in court, saying he took advantage of his position without any regard for the girl. He said he took the victim's innocence, and called his former students victims, saying they'll "forever...
  • Waiver Is Sought on Claims of Spitzer (E-mails are a small problem)

    03/25/2008 8:26:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 410+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/26/08 | DANNY HAKIM
    Waiver Is Sought on Claims of SpitzerBy DANNY HAKIM Published: March 26, 2008 ALBANY — Gov. David A. Paterson has been asked by the Albany County district attorney, P. David Soares, to allow the district attorney to make public the findings in his latest investigation of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s administration. **SNIP** One of the waivers the district attorney is seeking relates to e-mail messages and other material that Mr. Spitzer’s office turned over in response to a grand jury subpoena, an unusual move given the secrecy surrounding such proceedings. The executive branch would also need to consider what precedent...
  • Way cleared for Congressman William Jefferson's D-La appeal (throw out 14 of 16 criminal charges)

    03/23/2008 5:58:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 988+ views
    NOLA ^ | 3/21/08 | Bruce Alpert
    Way cleared for Congressman Jefferson's appealby Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune Friday March 21, 2008, 7:54 AM WASHINGTON -- A judge's ruling Thursday should restart the stalled legal proceedings in Rep. William Jefferson's efforts to have a federal appeals court throw out 14 of 16 criminal charges against him. The ruling by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III about grand jury documents is likely to free the Justice Department to ask the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., for expedited consideration of the New Orleans Democrat's appeal and allow that court to set dates for the filings of briefs...
  • Civil suit in iGate case is delayed (until end of Rep. William Jefferson D-La bribery trial)

    02/26/2008 5:16:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 94+ views
    Kentucky.com ^ | 2/26/08
    Civil suit in iGate case is delayedASSOCIATED PRESS Posted on Tue, Feb. 26, 2008 LOUISVILLE --The civil case against an indicted Louisiana congressman and a former business associate was delayed Monday until the criminal case against the lawmaker is over. U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson halted proceedings against Democratic U.S. Rep. William Jefferson; his wife; and Vernon Jackson, former chief executive of the Louisville-based telecommunications firm iGate. Simpson said little could be done to advance the case while the criminal charges are pending. Jefferson's criminal trial on racketeering and other charges was scheduled to begin Monday in Alexandria, Va., but...
  • D-La. Rep. Jefferson appeals judge's ruling; trial to be delayed (protected from prosecution?)

    02/20/2008 5:12:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies · 208+ views
    KATC ^ | 2/20/08
    La. Rep. Jefferson appeals judge's ruling; trial to be delayedAssociated Press - February 20, 2008 6:24 PM ET McLEAN, Va. (AP) - The trial of Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson, who's charged with bribery, will be delayed so an appellate court can hear arguments on whether his status as a congressman protects him from prosecution. Jefferson's trial was scheduled to start Monday. Defense lawyers filed their appeal today in federal court in Alexandria. The appeal had been expected since earlier this month, when U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis the Third rejected the argument that the 16-count indictment should be tossed because...
  • William Jefferson D-La strategies may be incompatible (Bribery trial begins February 25th)

    02/17/2008 3:48:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies · 150+ views
    NOLA ^ | 2/17/08 | Bruce Alpert & Bill Walsh
    Jefferson strategies may be incompatible One defense Rep. William Jefferson has mounted to contest federal bribery charges against him might be undermining another defense he has raised. Jefferson contends he shouldn't be charged with public bribery because he never performed "official acts," such as voting or introducing legislation, to promote business ventures in Africa. He also has tried to get the bribery charges thrown out by saying the grand jury that indicted him in June heard details of his legislative activities in violation of the Constitution's "speech or debate" clause. But in a written ruling last week, U.S. District Judge...
  • Judge refuses to toss out indictment against La. congressman (William Jefferson D-La)

    02/06/2008 5:24:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies · 192+ views
    NOLA ^ | 2/06/08
    Judge refuses to toss out indictment against La. congressman2/6/2008, 6:07 p.m. CST The Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge has refused to toss out an indictment against a Louisiana congressman accused of taking bribes, rejecting the argument that the indictment unconstitutionally infringed on his privileges as a congressman. The ruling Wednesday could prompt a delay in the trial of Rep. William Jefferson, D-Louisiana, who faces up to 235 years in prison on bribery and other charges. According to court papers, defense lawyers have indicated they will likely appeal the ruling. Normally defendants are only allowed to appeal such...
  • Watchdogs hit William Jefferson (D-La) on ‘blood diamond’ trips

    01/23/2008 3:59:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 162+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/23/08 | Susan Crabtree
    Watchdogs hit Jefferson on ‘blood diamond’ tripsBy Susan Crabtree Posted: 01/23/08 12:01 AM [ET] Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), who is fighting a wide array of corruption and bribery charges, violated House ethics rules in failing to report three trips to Botswana aimed at convincing him to oppose limits on “blood diamond” imports into the U.S., according to ethics experts. Jefferson, whose name recently turned up in the prosecution of a former diamond executive in Botswana, took four trips to that country beginning with a 2001 trip sponsored by the Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry and Manpower in April 2001. Jefferson...
  • William Jefferson D-La linked to Africa diamonds case (excrement hitting the fan?)

    01/18/2008 5:29:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies · 764+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 1/18/08 | CAIN BURDEAU
    Jefferson linked to Africa diamonds caseBy CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS --Rep. William Jefferson, facing a federal trial on corruption charges, has been linked to the prosecution of a former diamond executive in Botswana, opening a new window onto the congressman's dealings in Africa. The New Orleans Democrat and his family allegedly were the recipients of illegally funded trips to Botswana in 2001 and 2002, according to charges Botswanan prosecutors have filed against the former director of the Debswana Diamond Co. Ltd., a partnership between diamond giant De Beers SA and the Botswana government. Jefferson has not been...
  • Botswana: Senator William Jefferson D-La Graces Nchindo Charge Sheet (more trouble for Billy Jeff)

    01/10/2008 4:35:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 559+ views
    All Africa ^ | 1/10/07 | Tshireletso Motlogelwa
    Botswana: Senator Jefferson Graces Nchindo Charge SheetMmegi/The Reporter (Gaborone) 10 January 2008 Posted to the web 10 January 2008 Tshireletso Motlogelwa The embattled United States Senator, William Jefferson has turned up in the charge sheet brought by the prosecution against former Debswana chief executive, Louis Nchindo and other senior members of the company. Jefferson, who late last year was served with a 95 page long indictment by the US department of justice on a wide range of criminal charges relating to his various trips to Africa, visited Botswana a few years ago on two occasions. Late last year, the media...
  • Knife thief runs from store, trips, stabs self

    01/09/2008 5:18:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 206+ views
    China Daily ^ | 1/09/08
    Knife thief runs from store, trips, stabs self(Xinhua) Updated: 2008-01-09 20:52 BEIJING -- A man running from a western Michigan store with stolen hunting knives hidden in his pants tripped, fell and stabbed himself in the stomach, police say. The suspect was hospitalized after Monday night's attempted theft from a Meijer Inc. superstore in the US city of Grand Rapids and is expected to face a misdemeanor shoplifting charge, police say. "The man was taken to the hospital," said Meijer spokesman Frank Giuliano. "We are cooperating with the investigation by police." The wounds did not appear to be life-threatening, The...
  • Feds spell out names in graft case (William Jefferson D-La, wife, brother)

    01/08/2008 4:02:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 193+ views
    NOLA ^ | 1/08/08 | Bruce Alpert
    Feds spell out names in graft caseJefferson's wife, brother and son-in-law listed Tuesday, January 08, 2008 By Bruce Alpert WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is for the first time disclosing the names of business executives and family members it says are connected to the public corruption case against Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans. **SNIP** Among the allegations in the Justice Department's brief: -- The congressman's son-in-law Philip Jones had a 2003 contract for 5 percent of each $7 million garbage-to-energy incinerator he helped LETH Energy, now Global Environmental Inc., sell in Nigeria. Jones' agreement called for him to provide the...
  • William Jefferson's D-La help had a price, feds say

    12/25/2007 5:15:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies · 184+ views
    NOLA ^ | 12/24/07 | Bruce Alpert
    Jefferson's help had a price, feds sayPair expected to testify on incinerator firm Monday, December 24, 2007 By Bruce Alpert WASHINGTON -- He is a former aide to the late Sen. Russell Long, D-La., who became an energy lobbyist. She is a Florida businesswoman who has invested in a number of struggling businesses with potential for big profits. What James Creaghan and Noreen Wilson have in common, according to the Justice Department, is a reliance on U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, to help win contracts in western Africa. The government says that in return for that help, the congressman...
  • Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) gets $1 million in earmarks

    12/22/2007 6:41:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies · 424+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/22/07
    THE omnibus appropriations bill passed by Congress Wednesday contains $1 million in earmarks requested by Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), who is under federal criminal indictment for racketeering, money laundering and solicitation of bribes. Jefferson got a $500,000 earmark to finance bus facilities for the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority and another $500,000 earmark for speed-rail corridors crossings in Louisiana and Mississippi.
  • Agent: FBI had questions about William Jefferson D-La since 1990s

    12/21/2007 6:14:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 107+ views
    KATC ^ | 12/21/07
    Agent: FBI had questions about Jefferson since 1990s ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The FBI had information about potentially shady business deals involving a Louisiana congressman going back the late 1990s _ at least eight years before he was indicted for taking bribes, an FBI agent testified Thursday. FBI agent Timothy Thibault said during a pretrial hearing at U.S. District Court that he found a bureau document from the late 1990s questioning Rep. William Jefferson's business deals with a sugar company. It was not immediately clear what investigation, if any, occurred at the time. Jefferson, a Democrat from New Orleans, was indicted...