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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:41 AM
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AP: Corruption Claims in R.I. Senate Race (Chafee is desperate)
Corruption Claims in R.I. Senate Race
R.I. Senate candidates use Bush, public corruption allegations
to bash each other at debate


PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 28, 2006
By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press Writer

(AP) Four years after a public corruption investigation brought down Providence
Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci and other officials, the issue has resurfaced in a
contentious Senate race.

On Friday, former U.S. Attorney Margaret Curran _ credited with convictions
in the investigation code-named "Operation Plunder Dome" _ endorsed Republican
Sen. Lincoln Chafee over Democratic challenger Sheldon Whitehouse.

Chafee has accused Whitehouse of not doing enough to root out corruption,
claiming he did not successfully prosecute a single public official during his eight
years as U.S. attorney and attorney general. Chafee held a news conference
this week to display a photo of Whitehouse and Cianci together.

-snip-

Whitehouse counters that he launched an investigation that was the precursor
to Plunder Dome, dubbed "Operation Crocodile Smile," when he was U.S. attorney,
a job he held from 1994 to 1998 before serving four years as attorney general.

-snip-

Full article: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/10/28/ap/politics/m...

The Dems didn't do enough to stop a corrupt Republican. That's rich.
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