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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:28 PM

Convicted Tax-Cheat Attended Romney 47-Percent Fundraiser

Source: Mother Jones

When Mitt Romney assailed Americans who he claimed don't pay federal income taxes during his infamous 47-percent rant in May, one of the guests in the room for this intimate Boca Raton fundraiser was a convicted tax cheat who had gone to jail for failing to pay a quarter of a million dollars owed to Uncle Sam.

James Batmasian, an influential Florida developer and philanthropist, was among the well-heeled crowd at this $50,000-a-plate dinner, which was held at the home of private equity mogul Marc Leder. According to his wife, Marta Batmasian, a member of Romney's Florida finance committee, her husband had attended as her guest after she was "invited for being a donor at the required level." Weeks before the event, she had contributed $50,000 to the Romney presidential effort.

In 2008, James Batmasian pled guilty to a felony tax evasion charge for failing to pay more than $250,000 in federal taxes for employees at his company, Investments Limited. He was sentenced to eight months at a South Carolina federal prison and a subsequent two years of supervised release. Along with serving prison time, he had to pay the outstanding taxes and was also fined an additional $30,000. At the time, he was the largest property owner in downtown Boca Raton. Following his conviction, Batmasian, an attorney, was suspended from practicing law by the Florida Supreme Court.

When first contacted by Mother Jones and asked whether he had wined and dined with Romney at the 47-percent fundraiser, Batmasian emailed, "No, I did not…I believe my wife did."

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Read more: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/10/romney-47-percent-fundraiser-james-batmasian-tax-evasion



The article goes on to explain that Batmasian's wife told Mother Jones that he was there, accompanying her.

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highplainsdem Oct 2012 OP
Moosepoop Oct 2012 #1
heaven05 Oct 2012 #6
SCVDem Oct 2012 #2
JustAnotherGen Oct 2012 #3
George II Oct 2012 #4
Frustratedlady Oct 2012 #5
Andy823 Oct 2012 #7
Ash_F Oct 2012 #8
SoapBox Oct 2012 #9
L0oniX Oct 2012 #10

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:32 PM

1. So Rmoney is palling around with felons?

This is news that all of the electorate should hear.

K&R!

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Response to Moosepoop (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:49 PM

6. ??

Mittsnake, he's a felon that hasn't been caught yet. Birds of a feather......

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:34 PM

2. If Romney released his tax returns

we would see he too is a felon.

Most of those in that vid are also likely felons.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:34 PM

3. So

Is this going to vote for President Obama?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:35 PM

4. So he lied.........oh wait, goes without saying, he's a REPUBLICAN!


Truth means nothing to them, or paying their fair share.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:42 PM

5. Birds of a feather...

flock together.

These people didn't get where they are being totally honest, that's for sure. How many followers does Mitt have who are Romney clones?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:18 PM

7. Another name for tax cheats

"THE REPUBLICAN PARTY"!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:39 PM

8. Convicted tax evader gets mixed reviews as a landlord

"The co-owner of an organic pet food store claims employees at Investments Limited, the real estate company owned by convicted tax evader James Batmasian, harassed her after she complained about the condition of her building."

http://www.wickedlocal.com/cambridge/news/x1470910016/Convicted-tax-evader-gets-mixed-reviews-as-landlord#axzz2AKy59FxG

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:40 PM

9. Not even a surprise...

With "CEO's" sending out messages to employees, "warning" them about not voting for Money-Boo-Boo, etc.

Crooks, Criminals, Perverts, Sickos, and the like...all part of the Puke / Bagger ilk.

And yet, the Holy and Pious / Pearl Clutching crowd thinks RMoney is the best...of course, it all is nasty, negative,
and may be even criminal BUT...MittShit is a white guy and they want THEIR White House back.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:55 PM

10. Well the guy who hosted the fundraiser also had sex parties in the Hampton's so...

ya got to wonder who else at that fundraiser besides the tax evader has some undisclosed baggage.

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