Ex-Republican Official Guilty of Embezzlement - WSJ.com Christopher J. Ward pleads guilty to embezzlement. Republican official takes money and nobody covers it except for the WSJ? What's that? The other day I saw Anderson Cooper trying to make a scandal out of Rep. Bernice Johnson giving scholarship money to her grandchildren. She paid it back, and apparently Cooper believes this to be a scandal. Well where is his reporting on Ward for taking nearly a million dollars? Both are unethical, but rep. Johnson gave money to her grandchildren for their education equal to 10 thousand dollars a year, while Ward puts money directly into his account equal to 800 thousand dollars and nobody covers it, let alone Anderson. Not only that, he ran a story on the "double rainbow" guy from youtube while flirting with another correspondent for almost a minute straight. This guy is a tool, who wastes air time flirting with women and trying to create scandal out of thin air.