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    Former congressman gets 3 years in prison on corruption charges

    Man this took long enough. I haven't lived in Phoenix for over four years and he was being checked out for this crap back then.

    Former congressman gets 3 years in prison on corruption charges

    A former U.S. congressman from Arizona was sentenced to three years in prison Monday for convictions of public corruption.

    Rick Renzi, once a three-term Republican in the House, was fined $25,000 in addition to the prison sentence.

    Renzi’s co-defendant and business partner, James Sandlin, a 62-year-old real estate investor, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Both men are scheduled to begin their sentences in January.

    Why is it white collar criminals don't leave the court room in handcuffs beginning their sentence right then and there? What a jacked up judicial system we have.
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    Re: Former congressman gets 3 years in prison on corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Man this took long enough. I haven't lived in Phoenix for over four years and he was being checked out for this crap back then.

    Former congressman gets 3 years in prison on corruption charges

    A former U.S. congressman from Arizona was sentenced to three years in prison Monday for convictions of public corruption.

    Rick Renzi, once a three-term Republican in the House, was fined $25,000 in addition to the prison sentence.

    Renziís co-defendant and business partner, James Sandlin, a 62-year-old real estate investor, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Both men are scheduled to begin their sentences in January.

    Why is it white collar criminals don't leave the court room in handcuffs beginning their sentence right then and there? What a jacked up judicial system we have.
    Word dat. I mean one of them is about to be elected the governor of virginia and all and people are actually glad.

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    Re: Former congressman gets 3 years in prison on corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Why is it white collar criminals don't leave the court room in handcuffs beginning their sentence right then and there? What a jacked up judicial system we have.
    Because it's a non-violent crime; or at least that was the answer I got when I asked a federal court official a few years back about a similar case where I was an expert witness for the prosecution.

    And yes, it is a jacked up judicial system.

    Here's another example:

    On November 13, 2009, Jefferson was sentenced to thirteen years in federal prison for bribery after a corruption investigation, the longest sentence ever handed down to a congressman for bribery or any other crime. He began serving that sentence in May 2012 at a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility in Beaumont, Texas.

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    Word dat. I mean one of them is about to be elected the governor of virginia and all and people are actually glad.
    didn't know Cooch would succeed his crooked boss
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    UGGG

    "I'm not wise enough to know why good people do bad things — I think character and avarice have something to do with it," Bury said. "That's what happened here. Two good men committed bad acts."
    Because they are not good people dumbass. And just like you power hungry greedy assholes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    didn't know Cooch would succeed his crooked boss
    he isn't. But just think of all the insurance proceeds Mcauliffe will be able to collect off stealing the identities of terminal ill patients now that he has state databases to work with.

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    Re: Former congressman gets 3 years in prison on corruption charges

    It's already started on another Democrat in office before he's in office..
    You guys are consistent..
    When did you get your talking points..
    Maybe cooch should have been nicer to the "nice" libertarians voting for sarvis .
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    he isn't. But just think of all the insurance proceeds Mcauliffe will be able to collect off stealing the identities of terminal ill patients now that he has state databases to work with.
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    Re: Former congressman gets 3 years in prison on corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    It's already started on another Democrat in office before he's in office..
    You guys are consistent..
    When did you get your talking points..
    Maybe cooch should have been nicer to the "nice" libertarians voting for sarvis .
    The Washington Post ran the story which I think was sourced out of Connecticut where the scam centered.

    If Bolling had run as an independent after the Tea Party scammed him out of the nomination, then he would be above 50% and the other two would be toast, and Sarvis would never have been heard of.

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    Re: Former congressman gets 3 years in prison on corruption charges

    how much do you paid stalinist/Franco rightists get paid for intentionally lying??
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    The Washington Post ran the story
    so you like washpo when they talk your talk..
    If Bolling had run as an independent after the Tea Party scammed him out of the nomination
    coulda, woulda from a whining elitist Rove/Repup--that's rich
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    Re: Former congressman gets 3 years in prison on corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Man this took long enough. I haven't lived in Phoenix for over four years and he was being checked out for this crap back then.
    Whatever happened with that black politician in Louisiana that had like $100K in tin foil and baggies hidden in his freezer with hidden markings the FBI put on it? I think his name was Jefferson or Washington or some other name of a Founding Father. I think they finally threw his a$$ in the pokey, didn't they?

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