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Tue Jun 28, 2022, 12:04 PM

Fortenberry sentenced to probation for lying to federal agents

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Todd Cooper

LOS ANGELES -- Jeff Fortenberry won't be an inmate.

Instead, he will rest in infamy.

Tuesday morning, a judge sentenced the 61-year-old former congressman to two years of probation, 320 hours of community service and a $25,000 fine on convictions that he lied to federal agents investigating a Nigerian billionaire's donations to U.S. politicians.

Judge Stanley Blumenfeld ruled that prison wasn't necessary in Fortenberry's case saying that Fortenberry's character was unquestioned but for these crimes. He also rejected prosecutors' request to reconsider, saying the end of Fortenberry's career is sufficient deterrent to others.



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Reply Fortenberry sentenced to probation for lying to federal agents (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jun 28 OP
atreides1 Jun 28 #1
Beakybird Jun 28 #2
bucolic_frolic Jun 28 #3
llashram Jun 28 #4
Mr. Evil Jun 28 #5
bluestarone Jun 28 #6
Sneederbunk Jun 28 #7
riversedge Jun 28 #10
BumRushDaShow Jun 28 #8
old guy Jun 28 #9

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 12:07 PM

1. F**K

Once again proving that there are no consequences for certain people!!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 12:08 PM

2. The Supreme Court has assured that congressmembers can lie and lie and get away with it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 12:10 PM

3. Protecting elites is the main function of Law Enforcement

30 days would have been nice as a token for the public to see. But no, he's privileged.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 12:15 PM

4. figures

connected, rich, Repthuglikkkan white male...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 12:17 PM

5. I'll bet his community service

will consist of making sure all public golf courses in his area are clean and playable. Multiple spot inspections and testing of the courses allowed.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 12:21 PM

6. Total BULLSHIT! I can see it now, 320 hours of telling people

Biden didn't win the election. This country is all about the rich and famous.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 12:43 PM

7. Martha Stewart does not approve.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 04:55 PM

10. when I saw this I thought......Wonder what Martha is thinking!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 12:56 PM

8. "the end of Fortenberry's career is sufficient deterrent to others"

The hell it is. He'll just make MORE money in the RW loon circuit, where the funds come from even more dark money outlets.

When people say "criminal justice reform", THIS is an example of what is being talked about and why it is needed.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2022, 01:17 PM

9. The short answer is he received NO punishment.

He will now be free to continue his lawless career, just in a different form.

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