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    How come so many people who support Twittler end up convicted? A seat for his rabbit, huh? He threw Wifey under the bus, and she, in turn, ratted him out. Nice crowd.



    California congressman Hunter pleads guilty in corruption case



    December 3, 2019By Jennifer McEntee

    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) -



    U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, a leading California Republican, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a single federal charge of conspiring to misuse campaign funds in a corruption case that left his immediate political future unclear.


    The felony offense carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, but his attorney has said prosecutors have agreed to recommend significantly less time than that. Sentencing was set for March 17.


    Hunter, 42, a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran and early supporter of President Donald Trump, had originally pleaded not guilty in the case and insisted he was the victim of a politically motivated prosecution.



    He appeared on Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan in San Diego for a hearing lasting less than 10 minutes, calmly answering: "Guilty," when the judge asked for his plea to a single count of conspiring to convert campaign funds to personal use.



    Pausing outside the courthouse afterward, Hunter, dressed in a dark suit and tie, told a throng of reporters: "I made mistakes and that's what today was all about."



    Hunter and his wife, Margaret, were indicted in 2018 on charges of misappropriating $250,000 in campaign donations to pay for personal expenses, including their children's private school tuition, lavish travel, expensive meals at restaurants, groceries and clothing.


















    Margaret Hunter pleaded guilty in June to conspiring to misuse campaign funds, and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in the case. She has yet to be sentenced.
    Appearing on local television on Monday, Hunter said had decided to plead guilty to spare his family the spectacle of a trial that was scheduled to open next month.
    Hunter also indicated, without saying so explicitly, that he would not seek re-election next year to the San Diego congressional seat he first won in 2008, succeeding his father and fellow Republican, Duncan Lee Hunter, who attended Tuesday's hearing.
    "I'm confident that the transition will be a good one. My office will remain open, I've got a great staff," the congressman said on Monday. "We're going to pass it off to whoever takes the seat next year."
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    Off topic did you know.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by skoda View Post
    Off topic did you know.....
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    Democrat scmbag resigns in-wait for it-corruption case

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/polit...noi-story.html

    (Weird, seems like you are hypocritical, and only report on 1 certain party when something is bad)

    Sen. Martin Sandoval resigns amid federal corruption investigation

    State Sen. Martin Sandoval, the Southwest Side Democrat whose statehouse offices were raided by federal agents in September, is resigning his legislative seat effective with the new year, State Board of Elections officials said Wednesday.

    Sandoval, in his 16th year as a state lawmaker, had previously resigned his chairmanship of the powerful Senate Transportation Committee. He has been a member of the leadership team of Senate President John Cullerton, who is retiring in January.

    “It is with a heavy heart, I, Martin A. Sandoval, do hereby resign the office of state senator” effective Jan. 1 at 12:01 p.m., Sandoval, who has not responded to requests for comments since the raids, said in a letter to the office of the secretary of the Illinois Senate.

    “Respect for my constituents and the Senate convinced me that this action is necessary in order to proceed without distraction to the important work that needs to be accomplished for working families throughout the state of Illinois in the future,” Sandoval wrote.

    Federal agents raided Sandoval’s Springfield office on Sept. 24 with a search warrant seeking a vast array of information involving construction, transportation and power company officials, lobbyists, gambling interests, a red-light camera company and at least three suburban mayors. Agents also were at his Cicero office and his home. The Sandoval raid was quickly followed by federal law enforcement actions in McCook, Lyons and Summit — all towns in the senator’s district.

    Records show the FBI also has been investigating Cook County Commissioner and McCook Mayor Jeff Tobolski and Lyons Mayor Chris Getty.

    The Tribune previously reported that agents visited Bluff City Materials, a Bartlett sand and gravel operation owned by a major Sandoval donor, and that his connections to Commonwealth Edison — where his daughter, Angie, has worked as a senior account representative — have also been probed.

    Sandoval has not been charged with any wrongdoing as a result of the investigation. The scope of information being sought in the search warrant indicates a widespread probe involving areas that have long been ripe for corruption, such as road building and gambling.

    The raid also was the latest action by federal agents investigating corruption nearly a year ago when FBI agents descended upon the City Hall offices of Ald. Edward Burke, Chicago’s longest-serving City Council member and the then-powerful chairman of its Finance Committee.

    While there has been no indication that the raid on Burke was connected to the later Sandoval raid, the action of federal investigators has unnerved many Democrats.

    In addition to Burke, who has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges, federal agents have separately indicted state Sen. Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, over an allegedly no-show union job, and former state Rep. Luis Arroyo, D-Chicago, over allegedly attempting to bribe a state senator to support gambling-related legislation. Arroyo resigned after his indictment.

    State Sen. Terry Link, D-Vernon Hills, has been identified by a Tribune source as a cooperating witness against Arroyo, but he has adamantly denied it.

    Democratic ward and township committeemen in Sandoval’s Senate district have 30 days to name a replacement to fill his seat after his resignation takes effect. The rest of his term, which runs through January 2023, will be filled by the winner of an election to be held concurrent with the state primary and November general election.

    The State Board of Elections will hold a special filing period Dec. 3 through Dec. 9 for candidates wishing to run in the March 17 primary for Sandoval’s 11th District. The winners in the primary go on to run in the Nov. 3 general election. The winner of that contest would take office Dec. 7, when the election results are certified.
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    How about Ilhan Omar?

    When is her trial?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelangelo View Post
    How about Ilhan Omar?

    When is her trial?
    What are the "charges," against her, asshole? I noticed the scumbag who pledged to run against her got his Twitter account banned for threatening her. By and large, Republicans are scum...
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    Do you pop a chubby every time you post that? What a psycho...
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