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  • Really surprising to hear.....

    hehe....
    Guess the beat just goes on.....
    ...evidently, cheating is in the family....
    ...and since W knows about EVERYTHING that goes on in his cabinet (sarc), it would only be fair to suggest that Hillary baby isn't guiltless....

    Geez...if she pulls this in a senatorial election.......how far will she go in a presidential election??????

    By LARRY MARGASAK

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's former finance director has been indicted on charges of filing fictitious reports that misstated contributions for a Hollywood fund-raising gala for the senator, the Justice Department said Friday.

    The indictment, rare for a political campaign, was unsealed in Los Angeles charging David Rosen with four counts of filing false reports with the Federal Election Commission. The charges focus on an Aug. 12, 2000, dinner and concert supported by more than $1.1 million in "in-kind contributions" _ goods and services provided for free or below cost. The event was estimated to cost more than $1.2 million.

    The FBI previously said in court papers that it had evidence the former first lady's campaign deliberately understated its fund-raising costs so it would have more money to spend on her campaign.

    While the event allegedly cost more than $1.2 million, the indictment said, Rosen reported contributions of about $400,000, knowing the figure to be false.



    The indictment charged that he provided some documents to an FEC compliance officer but withheld the true costs of the event and provided false documents to substantiate the lower figure.

    In one instance, Rosen obtained and delivered a fraudulent invoice stating the cost of a concert associated with the gala was $200,000 when he know that figure was false, according to the indictment. The actual cost of the concert was more than $600,000.

    Each of the four counts of making a false statement carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines upon conviction.

    Rosen's attorney, Paul Mark Sandler, did not return a call asking for comment. Mrs. Clinton's lawyer on campaign finance matters, David Kendall, said, "The Senate Campaign Committee has fully cooperated with the investigation. Mr. Rosen worked hard for the campaign, and we trust that when all the facts are in, he will be cleared."

    The businessman who hosted the event, Peter Paul, has told federal authorities that it cost more than $1 million and that he had been surprised when he saw that most of the contributions were not reported.

    The money from the fund-raiser went to Mrs. Clinton's successful campaign for a Senate seat from New York, the Democrats' national Senate campaign organization and a state Democratic Party committee.

    The joint fund raising made the rules more complicated because the gala raised both "hard money" _ funds given to candidates subject to federal limits _ and "soft money" that was unregulated and unlimited under the former campaign finance law.

    Underreporting the cost of the event allowed the committee to spend less of the coveted hard money, contributions that unlike soft money could be used to cover Clinton's campaigning costs.

    Federal law governing such joint fund-raisers was designed to prevent joint committees from circumventing restrictions on the contributions given directly to candidates.

    Most allegations of campaign finance irregularities are handled administratively through the FEC, although the Justice Department has investigated such matters in the past.

    During former President Clinton's administration, a Justice Department campaign finance task force charged more than two dozen individuals and two corporations with fund-raising abuses from the 1996 election cycle. Many of the charges involved Democratic fund raising.

    In addition to his Clinton effort, Rosen has raised money for several other high-profile Democratic candidates, including former presidential hopeful Wesley Clark. Most recently, he was named to the fund-raising team of Donnie Fowler, a candidate for the Democratic National Committee chairmanship.
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    Not to excuse what may or may not have happened there...

    Our campaign laws are total trash. They only found out a few days ago who the governor of Washington is going to be, and even that's being challenged in court still and some are calling for new elections.

    We seriously need to overhaul the entire election system - including it's campaign laws.

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    • #3
      Booher, I meant no offense. Your statements confused me and gave me the impression you believed this was about him somehow not standing during the pledge.

      Take that as you wish.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Alastor
        Not to excuse what may or may not have happened there...

        Our campaign laws are total trash. They only found out a few days ago who the governor of Washington is going to be, and even that's being challenged in court still and some are calling for new elections.

        We seriously need to overhaul the entire election system - including it's campaign laws.

        Get real! Backpedal for your buds by asserting it "may or may not have happened there" despite the direct admission by Peter Paul that contributions were not reported!

        Then in your trademark fashion, divert the focus of the core issue by bringing up a fringe issue into the discussion.

        Follow that up with a grandiose statement about overhauling the ENTIRE election system.

        Your method of obfuscation is so blatantly transparent.

        Good Lord, man! Who do you think you are dealing with here? Simpletons?
        That post is an affront to every one of us!
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        • #5
          Bush has gotten in trouble in the past for campaign funds too. McCain did, Gore did, Clinton...

          They all do.

          Point fingers at the one you choose, but it isn't isolated to any one person or any one camapaign, or even any one political party.

          The loopholes and the way campaigns are conducted lend themselves to this kind of stuff.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Alastor
            Bush has gotten in trouble in the past for campaign funds too. McCain did, Gore did, Clinton...

            They all do.

            Point fingers at the one you choose, but it isn't isolated to any one person or any one camapaign, or even any one political party.

            The loopholes and the way campaigns are conducted lend themselves to this kind of stuff.
            hey, that's 3dems to 2repubs......meaning dems cheat more.......


            Gotta love her
            Originally Posted by NJBRONCOSFAN
            .... i wanted to offend nobody besides rushmore.
            Originally Posted by Alastor
            ......Intelligence isn't anything on wisdom or character

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