Ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years
NEW ORLEANS — Former mayor Ray Nagin, the businessman-turned-politician who became the worldwide face of the city after Hurricane Katrina, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday.
Nagin, 58, was ordered to report to federal prison Sept. 8. Nagin, also ordered to pay restitution of $82,000, was found guilty Feb. 12 of fraud, bribery and related charges involving crimes that took place before and after Katrina devastated the city in August 2005.
Prosecutors immediately objected to the sentence, which falls well below typical guidelines that called for 15-20 years.
“What Ray Nagin did was sell his office over and over and over again,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Coman said outside the courthouse. “The damage that Ray Nagin inflicted upon this community … is incalculable. We as a community need not and should not accept public corruption.”
Conyers lacks signatures to make primary ballot
Number two Democrat might be denied a place on the election ballot . . . or not.
The SOS review concluded that at least petition signatures gathered by at least five circulators were invalid because they were either not registered to vote, not registered to vote while the petitions were being circulated or had addresses on the petitions that didn’t match their voter registrations. As a result, the SOS ruled Conyers had only 455 valid signatures, far short of the 1,000 required by state law.
Hmmm. Conyers might have to resort to a dirty trick, or two, to get back on the ballot. You think?
Wow! This is so rare.
Naturally, the San Jose Mercury Newsless didn’t notice.
Ex-DHS watchdog put on leave after critical report
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson put his agency’s former internal watchdog on leave within hours of the publication of a Senate report that concluded the employee was too cozy with senior agency officials and delayed or classified some critical reports to accommodate President Barack Obama’s political appointees.
Charles K. Edwards had been allowed to quietly resign as acting inspector general and transfer to another post within the Homeland Security Department in December, just before Johnson took office. But after Johnson reviewed the 27-page report from a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs oversight subcommittee Thursday he put Edwards on leave.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there were some YouTube video.
Unfortunately, I suspect that “put on leave” is not exactly the moral equivalent of having the White House bouncer grab the perp by the scruff of his neck and seat of his pants and forceably eject him through the service entrance.
I’m sure you don’t know any of this. After all, you ARE Democrats and only know what the Obama regime and its loyal and cooperative news organs deem that you should know. But here is a run-down of interesting items out there in “reality space” that OTHER people (who are not Democrats) know, and which might help you to understand why they think you’re stupid:
- Lois Lerner was found to be in contempt of Congress, and her case was referred to the Justice Department.
- Congressman Elijah Cummings was discovered to be colluding with Lois Lerner in a conspiracy to deny tax exempt status to a Tea Party Group and thereby suppress the Republican vote.
- IRS employees campaigned for Barack Obama while performing their IRS jobs.
- Federal snipers threaten Nevada cattle rancher over “endangered” tortoise.
- Barack Obama speaks at conclave for tax cheat and FBI informant Al Sharpton.
11% of the Democrat members of the California State Senate have been charged with corruption and removed from the Senate.
Sayeth the San Jose Mercury News:
The case is yet another blot on California’s Senate and spreads an already substantial stain on its Democratic Party.
You don’t say.