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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:28 AM

Some rightie last nite was posting how many” lefties were going to jail”.

Probably based on Jesse Jackson Jr.
Just fyi, I wikied Republican and democratic Lawbreakers from Clinton through Bush and here it is..Approximately 35 Republicans against 13 Dems...My counting might be off but I’m falling asleep.. Sorry....
Guy will wake up with a little surprise in the a.m.

2001–2009 (George W. Bush (R) presidency)

Executive branch
Courtney Stadd, NASA chief of staff, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for conspiracy. (2012)
Scott Bloch was appointed by George W. Bush to head the United States Office of Special Counsel and was sentenced to one month in prison for Contempt of Congress and sentenced to one year of un-supervised probation. Bloch had hired Geeks on Call to scrub his computer of files before they could be examined by Congress. (2010)
Lewis Libby Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney (R). 'Scooter' was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice in the Plame Affair on March 6, 2007 and was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $250,000. His sentence was commuted by George W. Bush (R) on July 1, 2007. The felony remains on Libby's record though the jail time and fine were commuted.
Lester Crawford Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, resigned after 2 months. Pleaded guilty to conflict of interest and received 3 years suspended sentence and fined $90,000. (2006)
Claude Allen Advisor to President Bush on Domestic Policy, Allen was arrested for a series of felony thefts in retail stores such as Target. (2006) He was convicted on one count and resigned soon after.
Darleen Druyun Principal Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Druyun pleaded guilty to inflating the price of the contract to favor her future employer and to passing information on the competing Airbus A330 MRTT bid (from EADS). In October 2004, she was sentenced to nine months in jail for corruption, fined $5,000, given three years of supervised release and 150 hours of community service. She began her prison term on January 5, 2005.
Jack Abramoff CNMI scandal involves the efforts of Abramoff to influence Congress concerning U.S. immigration and minimum wage laws. See Legislative branch convictions. Convictions within the Bush administration include:
David Safavian GSA (General Services Administration) Chief of Staff, found guilty of blocking justice and lying, and sentenced to 18 months
Roger Stillwell Staff in the Department of the Interior under George W. Bush. Pleaded guilty and received two years suspended sentence.
Susan B. Ralston Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to Karl Rove, resigned October 6, 2006 after it became known that she accepted gifts and passed information to her former boss Jack Abramoff.
J. Steven Griles Deputy Secretary of the Interior pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and was sentenced to 10 months.
Italia Federici staff to the Secretary of Interior, and President of the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy, pleaded guilty to tax evasion and obstruction of justice. She was sentenced to four years probation.
Jared Carpenter Vice-President of the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy, was discovered during the Abramoff investigation and pleaded guilty to income tax evasion. He got 45 days, plus 4 years probation.
Mark Zachares staff in the Department of Labor, bribed by Abramoff, guilty of conspiracy to defraud.
Robert E. Coughlin Deputy Chief of Staff, Criminal Division of the Justice Department pleaded guilty to conflict of interest after accepting bribes from Jack Abramoff. (2008)
Legislative branch
Jack Abramoff CNMI scandal involves the efforts of Abramoff to influence Congressional action concerning U.S. immigration and minimum wage laws. See Executive branch convictions. Congressmen convicted in the Abramoff scandal include:
Tom DeLay (R-TX) The House Majority Leader was reprimanded twice by the House Ethics Committee and DeLay resigned 9 June 2006. Delay was found to have illegally channeled funds from Americans for a Republican Majority to Republican state legislator campaigns. He was convicted of two counts of money laundering and conspiracy in 2010 and sentenced to three years.
Michael Scanlon (R) former staff to Tom DeLay: working for Abramoff, pleaded guilty to bribery.
Tony Rudy (R) former staff to Tom DeLay, pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
James W. Ellis (R) executive director of Tom DeLay's political action committee, Americans for a Republican Majority (ARMPAC), was indicted by Texas for money laundering.
John Colyandro (R) executive director of Tom DeLay's political action committee, Texans for a Republican Majority (TRMPAC), was indicted by Texas for money laundering
Bob Ney (R-OH) pleaded guilty to conspiracy and making false statements as a result of his receiving trips from Abramoff in exchange for legislative favors. Ney received 30 months in prison.
Neil Volz former staff to Robert Ney, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in 2006 charges stemming from his work for Bob Ney. In 2007 he was sentenced to two years probation, 100 hours community service, and a fine of $2,000.
William Heaton,former chief of staff for Bob Ney (R), pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge involving a golf trip to Scotland, expensive meals, and tickets to sporting events between 2002 and 2004 as payoffs for helping Abramoff's clients.
John Albaugh former chief of staff to Ernest Istook (R-OK) pleaded guilty to accepting bribes connected to the Federal Highway Bill. Istook was not charged. (2008)
James Hirni, former staff to Tim Hutchinson (R-AR) was charged with wire fraud for giving a staffer, Don Young (R) of Alaska, a bribe in exchange for amendments to the Federal Highway Bill. (2008)
Kevin A. Ring former staff to John Doolittle (R-CA) was convicted of five charges of corruption. Doolittle was not charged.
Duke Cunningham (R-California) pleaded guilty on November 28, 2005 to charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion in what came to be called the Cunningham scandal. Sentenced to over eight years in prison.
William J. Jefferson (D-Louisiana) in August 2005 the FBI seized $90,000 in cash from Jefferson's home freezer. He was re-elected anyway, but lost in 2008. He was convicted of 11 counts of bribery and sentenced to 13 years in prison on November 13, 2009. Jefferson's Chief of Staff Brett Pfeffer, was sentenced to 84 months for bribery. (2006)
Bill Janklow (R-South Dakota) convicted of second-degree manslaughter for running a stop sign and killing a motorcyclist. Resigned from the House and given 100 days in the county jail and three years probation. (2003)
Jim Traficant (D-Ohio) found guilty on 10 felony counts of financial corruption, he was sentenced to 8 years in prison and expelled from the House (2002)
Vito Fossella (R-New York) US Congressman convicted of drunken driving in 2008, later appealed but then pleaded guilty in 2009 to same charge.
Larry Craig Senator (R-Idaho) – Married Senator and critic of Clinton's affair, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in a Minneapolis airport men's room in June, after having been arrested on a charge of homosexual lewd conduct.(2007)
Frank Ballance (D-NC) admitted to a federal charge of money laundering and mail fraud in October 2005 and sentenced to 4 years in prison.
1993–2001 (Clinton (D) presidency)

Executive branch
Wade Sanders Deputy Assistant United States Secretary of the Navy, for Reserve Affairs, was sentenced to 37 months in prison on one charge of possession of child pornography. (2009)
Ronald H. Blackley Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy's Chief of Staff, was sentenced to 27 months for perjury. Espy was found innocent on all counts.(1998)
Legislative branch
Mel Reynolds (D-IL) was convicted on 12 counts of sexual assault, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography. (1997) Was later convicted of 12 counts of bank fraud. (1999)
Walter R. Tucker III (D-California) was sentenced to 27 months in prison in 1996 for extortion and tax evasion. (1995)
Barbara-Rose Collins (D-Michigan) found to have committed 11 violations of law and house rules stemming from use of campaign funds for personal use. (1997)
Wes Cooley (R-Oregon), Cooley was convicted of having lied on the 1994 voter information pamphlet about his service in the Army. He was fined and sentenced to two years probation (1997)
Austin Murphy (D-Pennsylvania) convicted of one count of voter fraud for filling out absentee ballots for members of a nursing home. (1999)
House banking scandal The House of Representatives Bank found that 450 members had overdrawn their checking accounts, but not been penalized. Six were convicted of charges, most only tangentially related to the House Bank itself. Twenty two more of the most prolific over-drafters were singled out by the House Ethics Committee. (1992)
Buz Lukens (R-Ohio) convicted of bribery and conspiracy.
Carl C. Perkins (D-Kentucky) pleaded guilty to a check kiting scheme involving several financial institutions (including the House Bank).
Carroll Hubbard (D-Kentucky) convicted of illegally funneling money to his wife's 1992 campaign to succeed him in congress.
Mary Rose Oakar (D-Ohio) pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor campaign finance charge not related to the House Bank.
Walter Fauntroy (D-District of Columbia) convicted of filing false disclosure forms in order to hide unauthorized income.
Congressional Post Office scandal (1991–1995) A conspiracy to embezzle House Post Office money through stamps and postal vouchers to congressmen.
Dan Rostenkowski (D-Illinois) Rostenkowski was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison, in 1995.
Joe Kolter (D-Pennsylvania) Convicted of one count of conspiracy and sentenced to 6 months in prison.
Jay Kim (R-California) accepted $250,000 in illegal 1992 campaign contributions and was sentenced to two months house arrest (1992)

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Reply Some rightie last nite was posting how many” lefties were going to jail”. (Original post)
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Live and Learn Feb 2013 #1
brucefan Feb 2013 #2
King_Klonopin Feb 2013 #3

Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:38 AM

1. I'm more worried about how many 99%ers are going to jail

while the biggest thieves (oh yeah, most of them are Republicans) remain free to steal and use the private prison population for additional income.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:08 AM

2. Exactly

I don't keep score anymore

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:15 AM

3. Nice compilation !

Of course, it only takes one "Jesse Jackson Jr." and the
nutjobs have enough to prove the false equivalency they
so desperately need to make their conscience feel better --
even if it's a ratio of 1000:1, "They do it, too!" is the illogical
crap they will spew from the pie hole.

Illegal wars, torture, war crimes, lying to the public,
lying to Congress, outing CIA agents, election fraud,
are all the moral equivalent to the misappropriation
of funds, right?

How many "righties" from Wall St. belong in jail for the
grand-daddy of all grand larceny ?

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