Skip to comments.Former Va. Gov. McDonnell and wife charged in gifts case
Posted on 01/22/2014 9:47:18 AM PST by libstripper
Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were charged Tuesday with illegally accepting gifts, luxury vacations and large loans from a wealthy Richmond area businessman who sought special treatment from state government.
Authorities allege that for nearly two years, the McDonnells repeatedly asked executive Jonnie R. Williams Sr. for loans and gifts of money, clothes, golf fees and equipment, trips, and private plane rides. The gifts and loans totaled at least $165,000.
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It's really too bad that the DOJ, especially the DOJ under Bush, didn't take a similar intererst in the similar activities of the Mahdi and Moochelle. To go down Memory Lane a ways, lovely young Moochelle got squeezed out the Illinois bar like the rotten contents of a putrescent pustule due to what's been rumored to have been suborning perjury in an insurance case.
Thereafter she got a $100,000 public relations sinecure job with a corporate affiliate of the University of Chicago where, coincidentally, the Mahdi was "teaching" at the law school as a "constitutional law lecturer," a position he heed for 12 years without writing a single academic paper, something that must be a dubious record in the history of the University of Chicago College of Law.
Then, shortly after the Mahdi was elected to the U. S. Senate, Moochelle's sinecure was upgraded to a vice presidency and her salary was just about tripled to a bit over $300,000 per year. Shortly thereafter, and simply coincidentally, the Mahdi obtained a $1,2000,000 earmark for Moochelle's employer.
Naturally, NO BRIBERY was involved in all of this, even though the infamous Blago, Illinois' former governor, was indictd for and convicted of bribery in a very similar scheme involving his wife.
And oddly enough, since Moocherelle moved to DC, the position has remained vacant, nor is a replacement sought.
Is that true? NO ONE has replaced Moochele?
Absolutely. Rush mentioned it a few months ago. Being the Mahdi hath its privileges, including bribe taking.
Respectfully disagree. I read somewhere that the post was filled with one of Brack’s cronies. Maybe that cat, Whitacre.
Why doesn’t SOMEONE in Congress bring this up? If that isn’t a blatant political favor designed to influence a politician then nothing is.
More important, it’s probably bribery, an impeachable offense.