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Republican Ex-Governor McDonnell and Wife Convicted After Corruption Trial

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  • Started 3 years ago by Andy_brown
  • Latest reply from missing_kskd

  1. Andy_brown
    Member

    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of corruption in federal court Thursday, following a trial that halted the political ascent of the one-time Republican star and peeled back the couple’s private life to the bone.

    Republican operatives are preparing for a negative ripple effect in the polls in the Senate races as the portrait of The Republican party as corrupt and evil is only furthered by this conviction. An anonymous source said "This is very bad for the party, nationally."

    As 11 counts of “guilty” were pronounced on counts of conspiracy, bribery and extortion for Mr. McDonnell, he covered his face with his hands and his head fell nearly to the defense table. His wife, convicted on nine counts, looked straight ahead. There were sobs from the seats behind the couple that included their five adult children.

    The McDonnells were indicted on 14 counts of conspiracy, bribery, extortion and related charges stemming from what prosecutors said was a scheme to sell the office of governor, which Mr. McDonnell occupied through January this year, for $177,000 in gifts and cash from a dietary supplements executive.

    Posted on September 4, 2014 - 12:22 PM #
  2. missing_kskd
    Member

    We can add them to the long list of Republicans convicted of crimes committed while in or related to office.

    Posted on September 4, 2014 - 12:49 PM #
  3. Andy_brown
    Member

    Haven't we published that enough times, yet?

    Posted on September 29, 2014 - 11:02 PM #
  4. missing_kskd
    Member

    No. I'll end up doing it AGAIN soon. It's as if the past never happens, "Truman Show" style.

    Show the goods, and they just pick one from the "Dodge Wheel", pack it up, and come back the next day to play again...

    Amazing!

    BTW: Your nice posts are not going unnoticed. Several times I read through a brutal one and learned a thing or two I didn't know. Nice.

    Posted on September 29, 2014 - 11:10 PM #
  5. Amus
    Member

    agreed!

    Posted on September 30, 2014 - 06:12 AM #
  6. NoParty
    Member

    Skybill will fight this to the end!

    RepubliTARDS are never corrupt....

    Never!

    Right Sky???

    :wink:

    Posted on September 30, 2014 - 03:31 PM #
  7. saveitnow
    Member

    No on this one he said he should go to jail on a earlier post. But actions speak louder than words.

    I love all of the Neocons that say we should have "boots on the ground" in Syria. Okay put their relatives on the front line starting with Lars Larsons' Marine Nephew. About that time he will change his tune.

    Think of all of the cons that McDowell refused to reduce their sentence, boy paybacks are a .....

    Now that were at it which official pardoned all of his staff before proceedings ever began for their illegal activities?

    Posted on September 30, 2014 - 03:48 PM #
  8. saveitnow
    Member

    http://www.wave3.com/story/3780555/governor-pardons-all-but-himself-in-personnel-investigation

    Oh I found it, it was the former Governor of Kentucky, who was a member of the.....wait for it..the GOP.

    So while we are at it let's talk Dennis Richardson. Has a supporter provide him nice digs in LO for free during the summer. And if he is elected he won't end up "repaying" this supporter? Yeah right.

    Posted on September 30, 2014 - 04:05 PM #
  9. Andy_brown
    Member

    " it was the former Governor of Kentucky, who was a member of the.....wait for it..the GOP."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TnkJ8_BmSI

    Posted on September 30, 2014 - 11:17 PM #
  10. itsvern
    Member

    Democrat Ray Nagin is in prison for doing the same thing. The party affiliation isn't the issue, but it is on this board!

    Posted on October 1, 2014 - 12:18 PM #