Democratic Ohio Lawmaker Resigns After FBI Bribery Sting...

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    Democratic state Rep. W. Carlton Weddington resigned from the Ohio legislature after prosecutors indicted him for bribery and other charges. He surrendered to the FBI Tuesday afternoon.

    The FBI alleges that during a sting operation, Weddington received campaign contributions and all-expense paid trips from undercover agents in exchange for introducing legislation on behalf of a phony business.

    Weddington faces one count of bribery, one count of election falsification, and one count of filing a false financial disclosure form. If convicted on all counts, he could serve 4-1/2 years in prison.

    The fictional company organized by Special Agent Edward Hanko sent the two-term Democrat on $16,000 all-inclusive vacations to Napa Valley, Calif. and Miami. The FBI also donated an undisclosed amount of money to his re-election campaign on behalf of the nonexistent company.

    Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien told the Columbus Dispatch that Weddington “is cooperating with authorities, meaning he could provide information that leads to additional indictments."

    Read more: Weddington | FBI | Ohio State Legislature | The Daily Caller
     
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    Good... I hope that if guilty, he's convicted and made an example of.... Same with any official that is corrupt.
     
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    Another one bites the dust...

    On the other hand, if history is any judge, he'll probably get re-elected.
     
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    Imagine that.
     
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    But...but...but....I thought only republicans are guilty of bribery and fraud??? Isn't that what the die hard dem supporters here keep telling us???

    This had to be entrapment, right guys??? Right??? AMIRITE???!?!?!!1?!?
     
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    Shades of William "Cold Cash" Jefferson (D-La), who, when the FBI raided his Congressional offices, was found to have $96,000, all neatly bundled, stored in his office's refrigerator freezer. Something about an IRS $10,000 reporting requirement?

    The State of New Jersey reached a consent agreement agreeing not to arrest members of a certain ethnic group for speeding on the New Jersey Turnpike after complaints were voiced that the New Jersey State Police were engaged in racial profiling tactics in these arrests.
    Since then a double blind study has taken place in which Turnpike drivers were photographed with their speeds at the time of being photographed recorded. The drivers photographs were then given to a second group with no mention of the speed involved when taken who were asked to identify the driver's ethnicity only. It turned out, based on the study results, that while this ethnic group comprised only sixteen per cent of the drivers in the study, they comprised twenty five per cent of the speeders, possibly the result of higher endogenous testosterone levels in that group.
    When the DOJ was contacted over possibly introducing the results of the study the DOJ refused, stating that the moonlight reflecting off the sunlight drenched windshields confused the identification results.
     
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    Campaign contributions? If we got rid of the need for them, one big source of temptation would disappear.
     
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    I hope he spills his guts and others get put in chains.

    then they rat
    more in chains
    then they rat
    more in chains


    I'm getting giddy just thinking about it.
     
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    Looks like he's a rat too. So expect more Democrat arrests soon.
     
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    Then it must be a republican conspiracy. Right Dem supporters??? AMIRITE???
     

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