Monday, July 16, 2007

MORE Democrat Wrongdoing...

Tenn. Lawmaker Pleads Guilty to Bribery
By Woody Baird

The last of five lawmakers indicted in an undercover public corruption probe dubbed Tennessee Waltz pleaded guilty Monday to bribery.

Former state Sen. Kathryn Bowers, 64, a Memphis Democrat, pleaded guilty to one federal count accusing her of splitting $11,500 with an accomplice who served as a go-between with FBI agents posing as dishonest businessmen. She had insisted for two years that she was innocent.

"She came to accept that what she did was wrong," defense lawyer William Massey said before the hearing. "She stood very firmly, for a very long time, in her belief that she was not guilty."
In exchange for her plea, prosecutors dropped five more serious charges of extortion, each carrying a maximum of 20 years in prison.

The bribery charge carries a maximum 10-year prison term and a fine of $250,000, though federal guidelines would call for a much lighter sentence for a first-time offender. Sentencing was set for Oct. 24.



Anonymous cassie said...

I'm waiting for the libbies to excuse, cover up, holler GOP!, or run down a list of GOP wrongdoing rather than own up.... it took HER long enough to 'fess up.

11:05 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

I know, Cassie--they'll excuse any wrong another Democrat does.

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I mentioned that Republicans are basically filibustering everything they can get their hands on but aren't paying a price for it because filibusters are no longer filibusters. Thanks to a gentleman's agreement reached several decades ago, you no longer have to actually take to the Senate floor and talk until you drop. You just announce your intent to filibuster, the majority leader takes you at your word, and shortly thereafter schedules a cloture vote. No muss, no fuss. All you have to do is write a note and the bill in question suddenly requires 60 votes to pass, not 51. As a result, if the minority party feels like it, they can pretty easily force every bill to require 60 votes.

1:27 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Finally gets that what she did was wrong?
I say nothing...


4:24 PM  
Anonymous z said...

anybody heard about this on the news?

And Vitter has sex years ago and it's everywhere?

And, anybody hear anything about Wm Jefferson anymore?


4:29 PM  

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