FBI Raids Doolittle and DeLay Homes - Abramoff sentencing postponed
Citing ongoing cooperation, district court postpones sentencing for former lobbyist Abramoff and ... By Susan Crabtree May 23, 2007 Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his associate Michael Scanlon have bought themselves more time as they cooperate with prosecutors amid renewed Justice Department activity in the case.
On Monday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia postponed the sentencing dates for Abramoff and Scanlon yet again. Abramoff and Scanlon were convicted of conspiring to bribe public officials more than a year ago, but the court has postponed the sentencing of each several times.
A status conference on their sentencing was scheduled for June 5, but the court filed a motion Monday to defer the conference to sometime after Aug. 21.
“Mr. Abramoff has been cooperating with government agents and prosecutors,” Justice Department prosecutors wrote. “The government anticipates that Mr. Abramoff’s cooperation will continue for the foreseeable future.”
Late last month, the court also put off sentencing hearings scheduled for convicted Abramoff associates Tony Rudy and Neil Volz, a former chief of staff to former Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio), who is now in jail for his role in the Abramoff scandal. Rudy and Volz pleaded guilty to conspiring with Abramoff to bribe public officials.
In contrast, prosecutors note that the cooperation of William Heaton, another Ney chief of staff convicted in the scandal, is “substantially complete.” They said he had been cooperating with prosecutors “long before entry of his plea agreement,” and the court has said it would like to hold Heaton’s sentencing hearing in mid-July or August.
The postponements may be bad news for former Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) and Rep. John Doolittle (R-Calif.), who had close ties to Abramoff and whose Northern Virginia homes the FBI recently searched. Since the searches, both Doolittle and DeLay have vehemently defended themselves and lashed out at the FBI, demanding that agents “fish or cut bait” in their investigations.
Rudy and Scanlon both worked for DeLay before Abramoff hired them as lobbyists. Scanlon went on to open a public-relations firm that kicked back millions of dollars of Indian tribal money to Abramoff. Court records filed in Rudy’s guilty plea stated that while working for DeLay, Rudy arranged for the congressman to sign a letter opposing a postal-rate increase to help an Abramoff client and helped stop an anti-gambling bill opposed by another Abramoff client.
Around the same time, Abramoff arranged for $86,000 in consulting payments to be made to a firm operated by Rudy’s wife, Lisa. The FBI is now scrutinizing payments that Abramoff-related entities made to the wives of Doolittle and DeLay.
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Re: FBI Raids Doolittle and DeLay Homes - Abramoff sentencing postponed
Part of everything he did required others' equal responisibility to happen.
Once I tried to bribe a tv salesman. If he would have done it, I wouldn't have bought one thing from him and walked out. I mean like really mawn, if I couldn't trust him to sell legally, how good can his service plan be? He did aquire a pretty good commission from the sale. He thought about what I proposed though, ultimately he chose to not do it.
There are many good people around. Money is one thing alot of people have a weakness for money. But that is biological isn't it? They (money style) have a certain brain fingerprint unique unto itself. Like most deviant or criminal behaviours. A typical man when faced with a sexy woman will have the shutdown of his frontal lobe and other areas and a big increase in the g spot in the brain. (sex style) So yeah, men somtimes cheat etcetera. Women's do not shut down though do get both ends of the spectrum dis/enhanced.
Science knows much more about human behaviours now. Some people think it should be dealt with sooner than later, cures anyway. These wired people have been around since time immemorial. Some would rather see slaughter than a cure. Are certain fingerprints genetic? This I do not know. But getting more violent (punishment) for some wired people only aggitates them worse and actually fuels their "sway" to an even further tilt towards atrocity.
Things can get crazy out in this country. Seems it only escalates too. That's the norm in many areas of the country. Bummer.
But I can see those who honestly defend Abramoff wouldn't mind making some cash Abramoff-style themselves! Hell, how do I hook up with an Abramoff!? If he can I can right?
Or shall we take a moral or religious stance and be intolerant of it all? What should the action of intolerance be? Punishment or cure?
I have noticed that as circumstances for crime raises the crimes themselves match the increase at an equal rate, only in voracity for atrocity.
I want all my children to take a scan so they may know if they have a particular wiring, after brain maturation anyway. Could prove to be a useful bit of information to know.
But some wiring diagrams are seen as odd or deviant human behaviour and others as criminal. All like a trout swimming to spawn or a goose flying north/south.
So what would your summation be KR? Shoot the goose if it leaves Canada?LOL
I like that Regis signature. He was a smart cookie. I spoke with him once on the old board. I read alot of his stuff. What happened to him was un-American and very sad. Freedom of speech isn't free, all you have to do is ask his loved ones.
I read his post when he told of everything, I was at a loss for words. I couldn't accept it either. It took my innocence for believing our govt was above such things in this day and age. The incompetance I had already accepted.lol I can't imagine my loved ones left behind, it isn't a pleasant thought, anyone who does that to anyone isn't human. But I for one am a stolid believer that our spirit/souls move on after this and guys like him are in a better place.