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    Virginia man gets seven years in prison for stealing Obama’s teleprompter

    Virginia man gets seven years in prison for stealing Obama

    President Obama’s teleprompter may be more valuable than even his biggest critics claim. After all, a man who stole Obama’s teleprompter was sentenced to seven years in federal prison."The theft of government property is a serious offense," Assistant U.S. Attorney Roderick Young said during Virginia resident Eric Brown’s sentencing hearing. "It's all the more serious when the property belongs to the White House Communications Agency."


    Brown, 49, agreed to the lengthy sentence in order to avoid being prosecuted for 14 other truck thefts, according to NBC News. Virginia sentencing guidelines stipulated a prison term of about three years for the theft of government property.
    The AP later includes: "As Obama did not have his teleprompter present, he did not comment on the matter."

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    Re: Virginia man gets seven years in prison for stealing Obama’s teleprompter

    That man is my hero, will post pics of the shrine when I'm done constructing it.
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    Re: Virginia man gets seven years in prison for stealing Obama’s teleprompter

    I imagine Obama's reunion with his precious teleprompter was akin to Linus getting his blanket back after it was being washed.

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    Re: Virginia man gets seven years in prison for stealing Obama’s teleprompter

    Actually, he was going to get 27 years for truck theft but they gave him a 20 year discount for the teleprompter gag.





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    Re: Virginia man gets seven years in prison for stealing Obama’s teleprompter

    7 years seems excessive for something that obviously had political rather than financial motivations.

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    Re: Virginia man gets seven years in prison for stealing Obama’s teleprompter

    Brown, 49, agreed to the lengthy sentence in order to avoid being prosecuted for 14 other truck thefts

    Auto (or truck) theft is a felony. The 7 years is actually merciful.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    7 years seems excessive for something that obviously had political rather than financial motivations.

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    Re: Virginia man gets seven years in prison for stealing Obama’s teleprompter

    [Sarcasm]What an excellent use of government resources.[/sarcasm]
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    Re: Virginia man gets seven years in prison for stealing Obama’s teleprompter

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    [Sarcasm]What an excellent use of government resources.[/sarcasm]
    See the post above yours. Just what exactly is wrong with using government money to incarcerate criminals?
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    Re: Virginia man gets seven years in prison for stealing Obama’s teleprompter

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    7 years seems excessive for something that obviously had political rather than financial motivations.
    He was a career thief. And there is no indication that there was a political motivation to steal the truck.

    Most likely he's going to get out on parole in a few years and then go steal some more trucks until he gets caught again.

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    Re: Virginia man gets seven years in prison for stealing Obama’s teleprompter

    he got into the wrong line of theft. I'd recommend banking / derivatives.

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