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Two more plead guilty in Philly sting
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Quote:HARRISBURG - A member of the state House and a former colleague pleaded guilty to corruption charges Monday, bringing to three the number of Philadelphia Democrats convicted in the resurrected "sting" case.

State Rep. Ronald Waters, 65, and former Rep. Harold James, 72, accepted deals that spared them prison and meant they will likely keep their government pensions.

Waters, who resigned his seat immediately after Monday's hearing, pleaded guilty to nine counts of conflict of interest and was sentenced to 23 months on probation. He was ordered to pay $8,750 in restitution to the state - the amount in bribes he accepted - and $5,000 to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office for the cost of prosecution.

In court, the longtime legislator apologized to his constituents and said he regrets what he did.


Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politi...6zm0KT5.99

WTF people? commit a crime and keep your state pension and benefits?

Wonder what happens to all those anti-gun bills Waters authored?
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This article says a lot about Kane, her judgement and motivation.

""This was a case that the chief law enforcement officer for the State of Pennsylvania said was dead on arrival, non-prosecutable - and today, two defendants plead guilty," said Gilson. "I think that tells you everything you need to know about the strength and quality of this case."
With three guilty pleas in hand, Williams, also a Democrat, said the convictions showed that Kane had misjudged the merit of the sting investigation.

"Clearly," he said, "it was a prosecutable case."

Kane spokesman Chuck Ardo said the attorney general "stands by her decision not to prosecute these African American legislators. She also stands by the grounds on which she made that decision."

So basically they vindicated themselves quite well and Kane is still in denial saying they were wrong because of vague claims about race and stuff.

No Kane they were public officals who were caught breaking the publics trust. You chose not to do your job. That says a lot about you and if you do wind up running for re election I hope voters remember you covering for criminals.

Btw..... props to the Philly prosecutors for defying her ineptness and pushing ahead with this anyway. It's good to see that some people understand their job.
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The problem with the government is that it's filled with politicians.
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If we lie to the government, it's a crime. If the government lies to the people, it's called politics.
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spblademaker;166144 Wrote:The problem with the government is that it's filled with politicians.

You willing to engage in Prima Nocta to breed them out?
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streaker69;166146 Wrote:
spblademaker;166144 Wrote:The problem with the government is that it's filled with politicians.

You willing to engage in Prima Nocta to breed them out?

If it was only that easy.
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Admit nothing.  Deny everything. Demand proof.
If we lie to the government, it's a crime. If the government lies to the people, it's called politics.
Paying for welfare is slavery.
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Sexing an urban Dem politician will not produce children, as they are 100% pure asshole, and you can't get pregnant from that.
tolerance for failure meter... LOW
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Another one bites the dust.

Quote:HARRISBURG-One more Democratic state legislator from Philadelphia has pleaded guilty to corruption charges in the resurrected sting investigation.

Rep. Michelle Brownlee on Monday pleaded guilty to one count of violating the state's conflict-of-interest law and was sentenced to 18 months probation. As part of her plea deal, she will have to resign her seat immediately, but will more than likely be allowed to keep her pension.

Brownlee, charged with accepting $2,000 in cash from an undercover operative, made no statement in her appearance in Dauphin County Court.

With Monday's plea, four of six public officials, all Philadelphia Democrats, have pleaded guilty in connection to the sting, during which a confidential informant offered cash or money orders in exchange for official favors.


Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politi...dZTIVj1.99
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This just goes to show that crime pays. Keep them pension funds a' Rollin!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9mJ82x_l-E
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Is there any wonder why PA is having a public pension crisis? You really have to wonder how many criminals are still collecting.
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