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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 07:39 PM
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5. PAC Gives $300K to Riley, After Getting $50 Million State Contract
Friday, January 27, 2006
PAC Gives $300K to Riley, After Getting $50 Million State Contract
http://alelections.blogspot.com/2006/01/pac-gives-300k-...

Eddie Curran at the Mobile Register has a revelatory piece about Bob Riley's re-election fundraising. According to filings with the Sec of State, a PAC called Alabamians for Technology donated $300,000 in December to Riley's re-election campaign.

There doesn't seem to be any speculation that anything illegal took place, but there sure are a lot of unseemly details.

-- The PAC was formed, and largely bankrolled, by executives who benefited from a $50 million state contract.
-- The PAC was formed on Dec 16, 2005 and just three days later gave the $300K to Riley.
-- The PAC had taken $325K which means the $300K given to Riley accounts for over 92% of the PAC's monies.

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Culture of Corruption Rules!
Hatched by Dafydd - http://biglizards.net/blog/archives/2006/06 /

Former Gov. Don E. Siegelman of Alabama was convicted yesterday of bribery, according to the New York Times:

After twice telling a judge it was deadlocked, a federal jury on Thursday convicted former Gov. Don E. Siegelman and a former HealthSouth chief executive, Richard M. Scrushy, on charges that they conspired in a bribery scheme seven years ago. ......

At a news conference after the verdict Thursday, the acting United States attorney, Louis Franklin, praised the jurors for holding Mr. Siegelman and Mr. Scrushy "accountable for what they did." ..........

Yup, sounds good. Darned Republicans and their corrupt culture! Will their perfidy never cease? But still, there was that nagging feeling that it was a little odd ........

Having held most of the state's executive offices, Mr. Siegelman once cast himself as Alabama's first "New South" governor. Considered progressive, he was elected governor in 1998 on the promise to pay college tuition for Alabama students with an education lottery.

... the lottery was a huge bust ... a ballot initiative, the ... campaign cost at least $2 million... which Siegelman personally guaranteed. -- defeated,... by a counter-campaign by religious conservatives ... Siegelman found himself suddenly having to cought up a couple of million bucks......

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Therein lies the problem. Helping Siegelman recoup the cost of the lottery campaign was prosecuted as a crime on the premise that a favor was returned. Now return to the top of this post and start a new prosecution.
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  -Abramoff and Kark Rove Linked to Prosecution of Ex-Alabama Governor and Campaign Finances L. Coyote  Jun-01-07 06:04 PM   #0 
  - ABRAMOFF: Gambling, Indians, Rove, Reed and the Republican Money Machine  L. Coyote   Jun-01-07 06:11 PM   #1 
  - Bush-DeLay-Abramoff Indian Casinos Campaign Money Laundering Operation  L. Coyote   Jun-02-07 04:59 PM   #14 
     - I'm sure we can find more money/corruption links  demobabe   Jun-02-07 09:04 PM   #16 
     - Lobbying Expenses Reported  L. Coyote   Jun-09-07 07:05 PM   #32 
     - "detailed glimpse into a sordid subculture of fraud and attempted influence peddling"  L. Coyote   Jun-10-07 10:09 AM   #33 
  - Choctaws spent $13 million to elect Riley, Senate reports  L. Coyote   Jun-01-07 06:35 PM   #2 
  - I wonder if the $13 million includes the Christian Coalition money  demobabe   Jun-02-07 11:59 PM   #18 
  - Where did the Indian Tribal money really go? Fraud, Illegal Campaign Funding, Bush?  L. Coyote   Jun-03-07 07:25 AM   #19 
  - "Let's give the check to Ken Mehlman at the White House," PLUS "massages, hookers, whatever."  L. Coyote   Jun-10-07 01:52 PM   #34 
  - After Jack ... Riley has some, well, Abramoff issues  L. Coyote   Jun-01-07 06:52 PM   #3 
  - Citing cooperation, Judge postpones sentencing for former lobbyist Abramoff and Scalon  L. Coyote   Jun-09-07 03:27 PM   #30 
     - Ex-Justice Dept. Lawyer Under Scrutiny in Probe  L. Coyote   Jun-09-07 04:24 PM   #31 
  - Siegelman case still troubling: Rove, Gonzales, Riley, Scanlon, Abramoff  L. Coyote   Jun-01-07 07:20 PM   #4 
  - PAC Gives $300K to Riley, After Getting $50 Million State Contract  L. Coyote   Jun-01-07 07:39 PM   #5 
  - Bob Riley's Abramoff Problem = Riley's press secretary was Michael Scanlon  L. Coyote   Jun-01-07 09:58 PM   #6 
  - AP: Records show Scanlon targeted money from gaming for Riley = $75,000  L. Coyote   Jun-02-07 04:48 PM   #13 
  - Josh Marshall = background on Karl Rove, Alabama and William Canary.  L. Coyote   Jun-01-07 10:14 PM   #7 
  - prosecutors are asking the judge to sentence Siegelman to 30 years in prison. Thirty years!  L. Coyote   Jun-05-07 12:21 AM   #22 
     - You're missing the nature of Alabama courts  demobabe   Jun-05-07 04:26 AM   #23 
  - The case was tried as Siegelman sought the Democratic nomination for governor  L. Coyote   Jun-01-07 10:18 PM   #8 
  - kick Rove and Abramoff  L. Coyote   Jun-02-07 01:48 AM   #9 
  - My wife interviewed  symbolman   Jun-02-07 05:07 AM   #10 
  - Yeah, the vote difference was blamed on a lightning strike...  demobabe   Jun-02-07 08:43 AM   #11 
     - Just incredible. This is why controling Justice is so imperative for BUSHco  L. Coyote   Jun-02-07 11:41 PM   #17 
  - K & R !!!  WillyT   Jun-02-07 04:02 PM   #12 
  - K & R  demobabe   Jun-02-07 08:59 PM   #15 
  - Conspiracy to violate state election code = "donation of $500,000"  L. Coyote   Jun-03-07 08:38 PM   #20 
  - Did Karl Rove Sic Prosecutors on Former Alabama Gov. Siegelman?  L. Coyote   Jun-05-07 12:17 AM   #21 
  - The Klu Klux Klan, the Dirty Trickster Attorney, the Web Site, Rove, and the Canary  L. Coyote   Jun-07-07 09:43 PM   #24 
  - Siegelman Filing Says Recommendations "Draconian" a "Life Sentence"  L. Coyote   Jun-07-07 11:47 PM   #25 
  - I still distrust the religious base he coveted with his promises,  AuntPatsy   Jun-07-07 11:55 PM   #26 
  - Politization of Justice is a particularly difficult conundrum, criminalization is worse  L. Coyote   Jun-08-07 09:35 AM   #27 
  - Only in Alabama folks.  L. Coyote   Jun-08-07 11:58 PM   #28 
  - WA Post: Lawyer Links Rove to Ala. Investigation  L. Coyote   Jun-09-07 12:07 AM   #29 
 

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