- Nov 2012
I was gob-smacked that he was re-elected after the story broke, but considering the low bar rethugs have for their candidates, I should not have been. Invoking “what’s best for my children” is pretty standard stuff. Considering what was likely to come out in a trial, pleading guilty was this dirt-sack’s best bet. It also comes after trying to blame his wife, who plead guilty to the same charges back in June (what a guy).
According to Politico, the recommended federal sentence is between eight and fourteen months, but attorneys will argue for a drastically shortened sentence due to his military and public service. In my mind, he abused his public service generating a personal slush fund.
I wonder how long it takes him to show up on the lobbyist circuit...
I just saw this article in the LA Times, and thought it worth a quick share. The San Diego-area Republican is facing federal corruption charges that he looted campaign cash to finance vacations, golf outings and other personal expenses. He told KUSI...