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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:44 PM

Fresh Debt Scandal Rocks Minnesota Republican Party

Source: Star Tribune / Raw Story

Fresh debt scandal rocks Minnesota Republican Party

By Muriel Kane
Sunday, April 29, 2012 22:06 EDT

The financial troubles of the Republican Park of Minnesota first came to light a week ago, when it was reported that the party had been served with an eviction notice after failing to pay $111,000 in rent at its St. Paul headquarters over the past year.

Now it seems as though the debt problem may go even deeper than initially realized, with state regulators and a watchdog group investigating whether a fake company was created to keep additional debt stemming from the 2010 gubernatorial recount off the party’s books.

The potential scandal came to light this winter, when a man named George Fraley received a certified letter from a Republican attorney, addressing him as the CEO of a company called Count them All Property Inc. and billing him for over $219,000 in legal fees.

According to the Star Tribune, Fraley had no connections to the Republican Party, had never heard of the company, and had no idea how he had come to be listed as its CEO.

Regulators have since determined that “in the last two years, Count Them All Properly has listed two CEOs, both of whom say they have never heard of the company. Count Them All Properly has no corporate office, no phone number and no website. It does, however, have roughly $500,000 in debt, mostly to recount lawyers.”


Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/29/fresh-debt-scandal-rocks-minnesota-republican-party

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Hissyspit Apr 2012 OP
aquart Apr 2012 #1
freshwest Apr 2012 #4
cstanleytech Apr 2012 #7
Suji to Seoul Apr 2012 #2
myrna minx Apr 2012 #12
freshwest Apr 2012 #3
azurnoir Apr 2012 #5
Turbineguy Apr 2012 #6
peaches Apr 2012 #13
progressoid Apr 2012 #8
Lydia Leftcoast Apr 2012 #10
truthisfreedom Apr 2012 #9
tanyev Apr 2012 #11
goclark Apr 2012 #14
myrna minx May 2012 #15

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:46 PM

1. Come on, billionaire bastards, cough up!

You wanna own a party? PAY THE BILLS.

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Response to aquart (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:00 AM

4. Bwahaha! They are morally bankrupt, too.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:40 AM

7. I miss the old republicans though, atleast while they might have been corrupt they didnt

behave like the current ones in congress who behave imo like insane ranting nutjobs who couldnt find their ass even with the help of ground control, radar, a seeing eye dog and the hubble space telescope all working together.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:51 PM

2. Democratic scandals involve pants zippers most of the time

Republican scandals involve bank accounts most of time.

Crooks, liars and thieves. . .and the rubes still vote for Republicans. WHY!?!?!?!

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:02 AM

12. Oh, the MN Republicans have a sex scandal as well.


http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/135776953.html

Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch resigned from her leadership post the day after fellow Republicans confronted her about allegations that she had an "inappropriate relationship" with a staff member.

"We're here today with a lot of humility and some sadness and even shock," interim Senate Majority Leader Geoff Michel said Friday at a hastily called Capitol news conference.

Koch, the state's first female majority leader, was widely considered a hard-working and savvy campaigner who helped Republicans win control of the Senate last year for the first time in four decades. Her sudden resignation stunned Republicans, ending one of the shortest tenures for a Senate majority leader since 1933. The move will reshuffle the Senate leadership a month before the legislative session and less than a year before a high-stakes 2012 election in which Democrats are vowing to win back control of the Senate and the GOP will campaign for a proposed constitutional amendment that would preclude gays from marrying.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:59 PM

3. Another fly by night operation like O'Keefe's? Sounds like it. Crooks & Liars, all.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:21 AM

5. Tony (Sutton) got some 'splainin' to do n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:30 AM

6. Oh, I do so love

a good republican scandal. It always seems to involve money though. How tawdry! Democratic scandals usually involve sex. But then again, Democrats do tend to get laid from time to time.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:01 PM

13. I beg to differ

What about David Vitter? Mark Foley? Mark Sanford? Newt Gingrich? Arnold Schwarzenegger?

I could of course go on, and certainly the Dems have their manifold failings in this area, but we need to stop talking like Democrats act like a bunch of loose hippies. (Nothing wrong with being loose or a hippie, but not in government).

The President is certainly a square by the standards of your Vitters and Schwarzeneggers-and Thank God for it!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:55 AM

8. Count Them All Properly?

Ironic name.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:10 AM

10. The governor's race was really close

and even though Minnesota's recount process is transparent and well observed, the Republicans in online comments sections kept whining about "illegal immigrants" and "gangbangers" voting. (They don't realize how transparent they are.)

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:16 AM

9. Ahh, I love the smell of napalm in the morning. Smells like...

Victory.

Some day this war's gonna end. (but hopefully not before we've decimated them all.)

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:51 AM

11. When will Republicans learn to not trust other Republicans with the finances?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:09 PM

14. Keep it coming!!


These idiots say they know how to handle money~~~

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 02:16 PM

15. I have to kick this - they deserve the attention. n.t

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