Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Why the Democrats Should Not Get the "Regain control of Congress" Party Started Too Soon

Appearing with her attorney Friday, accused congressional candidate Shaun Brown vehemently denied any wrongdoing in response to federal fraud charges against her, vowed to fight the charges and said she expects to be fully exonerated.
The Hampton native held a press conference in Newport News to declare her innocence and a commitment to her nonprofit JOBS Community Development Corp. and its mission to feed needy children throughout Virginia.
Brown, 58, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District seat next year, was indicted Thursday on three counts of fraud, embezzlement and theft allegedly occurring in 2012.
The federal complaint alleges that Brown, via her nonprofit as a sponsor for the U.S.Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program, filed false reimbursement claims with the Virginia Department of Health and received approximately $803,000 in funds to the nonprofit’s bank account.
One of the ,longstanding problems with Democratic politicians is their inability to not feed at the public trough.  Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) had to resign; his wife went to prison.  03/10/17 Associated Press:
A former Detroit city councilwoman was sentenced to more than three years in prison Wednesday for bribery after a federal judge refused to set aside her guilty plea during a stormy court hearing dominated by a dispute over evidence of other payoffs.
As guards cleared the packed courtroom, Monica Conyers yelled that she planned to appeal. The wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., wanted to withdraw her guilty plea, suggesting she was the victim of "badgering" last year when she admitted taking cash to support a Houston company's sludge contract with the city.
But U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn, reviewing a transcript of the June hearing, said Conyers had denied any coercion and voluntarily pleaded guilty to conspiracy.Conyers is the biggest catch so far in the FBI's wide-ranging investigation of corruption in Detroit city government. Nine people have pleaded guilty, including two former directors of the downtown convention center, and prosecutors have promised that more charges are coming. 
Vincent and McCain's Donkey Cons points out that is not a recent development.

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