Feb 13, 2006

53 Felonies..!

That perks me up faster than a Venti Mocha Latte. Anything over fifty and I am impressed - hats off to Ohio's AG Jim Petro!
Indictment in coin scandal
Thomas W. Noe, the coin dealer and prominent Bush and GOP contributor whose $50 million state coin investment sparked one of the biggest scandals in Ohio state government history, was indicted today. Noe used a “Ponzi” scheme to fabricate profits within the state’s questionable rare-coin investment.
The charges include engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, 11 counts of theft, 11 of money laundering, 8 of tampering with records and 22 of forgery. Noe could be sentenced to a maximum 175 years in prison.
Is it just me or is there a pattern starting to develop here?

33 Comments:

Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

When does it ever end, especially for Bush? I guess Bush's friend will never see the sun come up with that amount of felony charges. AND OHIO OF ALL PLACES? Well, Fitz, DOJ will certainly have a very busy schedule this entire year. With the indictments, ties, investigations, of ANY or ALL of Bush's friends and base, there will be more cases of Bush's friends than cases of everyday criminals. Need to add extra funds for a bigger prison just exclusively for Bush and company.

12:48 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Notice how the money always ends up in
the Bush coffers?

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitzi,

You're my hero! :)

Keep after them!

1:25 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

I remember reading about the coin deal, State employees lost their penisons. Now I know the name behind the corrupt acts. Just how many criminal cases with ties to Bush are in Ohio? I think your right about a pattern but this plan of crimes has been in place for a long time and more and more players are involved. Will we have enough money and Special Proscutors for all the cases?

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Nexus said...

Dear Mister Fitgerald.
What I cannot understand is that the whole world seems to know the unconsitutional things the Bush administration has done and yet they are still in power! How is that possible, is the Bushlobby that big??? Is really no one capable of pulling the curtain down? The whole world is suffering under the Bush-regime, half of the world is in war or preparing to, will this get an end soon?
Please hurry, Iran and Syria are next in line for the Bushwar. This must stop now, not tomorrow, not next week, now!!!!

1:44 PM  
Anonymous jules said...

From a Great Speech delivered by Jim Marcinkowski, ex-cia agent and prosecutor:

We fought the Soviets and I fought the Soviets because they had a fatally flawed, intolerable system of government where (and think about this):

The government was always right and never apologized;

Any dissent was suppressed, ridiculed, banned or worse;

Secret prisons were denied and never acknowledged or spoken about;

The torture of captives (in Lubyanka) was condoned;

State incarceration was not subject to the checks and balances of a legal system;

Economic plans, like for oil, were established/determined in closed sessions between politicos, commissars and production managers, far outside public view, and where government claimed privilege in so doing;

Wages were set at the lowest common denominator, no matter what Bloc country you were in;

Government agents had access to your medical records, your library records, your telephone, and your e-mail.

A place where judicial power and judicial review were proclaimed concepts, but simply ignored in application;

Where criminal records of young adults were closed to all but the military;

Where a Constitution was a mere facade and ignored by state actors.

Any dissent, debate and protest were deemed unpatriotic;

The public media was bought, paid for, and provided by the state;

The military clandestinely and shamelessly influenced the national media and public opinion;

A place where wrong was declared right;

Where tapping a phone was like tapping a pencil;

Where lying was considered a patriotic skill;

The extraction of natural resources was paramount to any concern for the environment and the impact on the health of its people;

Where the use of “state secrets,” (those things embarrassing to the government) were confused with legitimate issues of “national security”;

A place where "secrecy" and "national security" were used to control debate;

Where legitimate secrecy, was subject to political use and abuse;

Where "legislators" were mere mouthpieces for and rubberstamps of whoever was in power;

Where you lived and died with the permission of the government;

A place where foreign policy was more important than domestic concerns;

Where fear was used as a political weapon and an acceptable means of control;

Where the best medical care was reserved for the influential;

Where wealth was concentrated in the top 5%;

A place where there was no middle class - just a small economic and political elite, and the working poor.

The Soviet Union- A people’s paradise where the people were in control of their state - but we here in America knew better and we fought the Soviet system with everything we had because we could not endure a Soviet style system here in the United States.

Since 1995 the Republican Party and its friends in the American corporate structures that so vigorously contribute to and support them have---in the space of a decade---created in this country more than the beginnings of a system that this country spent 50 years trying to dismantle.

While it remains to be seen how much we, the working class, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Greens, Libertarians, Liberals or Conservatives (or just plain confused) can do to unwind this damage, it is an absolute certainty what the Republican Party has done, and is doing. I shudder to think where the Republican Party wants this country to be, but I pray we do not have to find out.

No Quarter

1:52 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

Here is news from the Biloxi goodie bag for Monday, Sorry, I am late. Well, there is news on Valerie Wilson. Did you know that she was working in Iran back during the time of this CIA leak investigation?:

Outed CIA officer was working on Iran, intelligence sources say

http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Outed_CIA_officer_was_working_on_0213.html

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Folks,
I sent an email to Fitzy regarding this, but in case it got lost in the mail, here's the scoop:

Raw Story and Steve Clemons are both reporting that Plame-Wilson was primarily working on Iran nukey info and the consequences of her outing are quite serious, vis-a-vis the cold war that's about to go hot between Iran/Syria and US/Israel.

FWIW,
St. Brigid

1:59 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

And Bush knew about the hunting accident on Saurday but guess who reported it?:

WASHINGTON -

President Bush knew Saturday evening that Vice President

Dick Cheney had accidentally shot a hunting companion, but the information wasn't made public until the next day — by a private citizen — the White House said Monday.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060213/ap_on_go_pr_wh/cheney_reporting_the_shooting

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitzi,

Is this a good time to investigate Cheney for the CIA leak of Valerie Plame? :)

2:08 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Follow the money, folks. Follow the money! Many people were asleep for 5 years, this Adminstration surely treated the U.S. dollar like a open pocketbook. No wonder our deficit is hitting the trillions! In 2 1/2 years Bush spent nearly 2 billion dollars on PR. Also, I enclosed the pdf file from the findings from the GAO (Government Accountabilty Office). It is 160 pages long. But, you will get the point.:

Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. George Miller, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, and other senior Democrats released a new Government Accountability Office report finding that the Bush Administration spent more than $1.6 billion in public relations and media contracts in a two and a half year span.

http://www.democrats.reform.house.gov/Documents/20060213110539-14835.pdf

2:18 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

foks, you know that there more to the Cheney's hunting shooting that Cheney, Bush, and others don't want the public to know. Here isan article from Think Progress:

Texas Sheriff Barred From Interviewing Cheney About Shooting Incident
CBS News reports that local law enforcement officials were prevented from interviewing Vice President Cheney after he accidentally shot a 78-year-old man during a hunting trip:
CBS News White House correspondent Peter Maer reports Texas authorities are complaining that the Secret Service barred them from speaking to Cheney after the incident. Kenedy County Texas Sheriffs Lt. Juan Guzman said deputies first learned of the shooting when an ambulance was called.
McClellan was asked about it at the press briefing but played dumb:

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/02/13/sheriff-barred-from-interviewing/

3:15 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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3:23 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

More from the Biloxi bag, From Crooks and Liars website, here is a transcript of the war of words between Scott McClellan and White House reporter, David Gregory. And the words heats up, folks. Mr. Gregory stood his grounds! Go David Gregory go!!!:

Here is the transcript:


Why was the White House relying on a Texas rancher to get the word of Cheney's hunting accident out over the weekend, asked Gregory, accusing McClellan of "ducking and weaving.''

"“David, hold on… the cameras aren't on right now,'' McClellan replied. "You can do this later.''

"Don't accuse me of trying to pose to the cameras,'' the newsman said, his voice rising somewhat. "Don’t be a jerk to me personally when I’m asking you a serious question.''

"You don't have to yell,'' McClellan said.

"I will yell,'' said Gregory, pointing a finger at McCellan at his dais. "If you want to use that podium to try to take shots at me personally, which I don’t appreciate, then I will raise my voice, because that’s wrong.’’

‘’Calm down, Dave, calm down,'' said McClellan, remaining calm throughout the exchange.

"I'll calm down when I feel like calming down,'' Greogry said. "You answer the question.'

"I have answered the question,'' said McClellan, who had maintained that the vice president's office was in charge of getting the information out and worked with the ranch owner to do that. "I'm sorry you're getting all riled up about.''

"I am riled up,'' Gregory said, "because you’re not answering the question,''

McClellan insisted he understood that reporters deserve an answer.

"I think you have legitimate questions to ask,'' the press secretary said. "The vice president’s office was the one that took the lead to get this information out… I don’t know what else to tell you... That's my answer.''

3:26 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

jules...great post. And go David Gregory. I think he has had it with McClellan. The whole WH reporting staff feel they have been repeatedly lied to and are tired of it.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Contessa37 said...

As a workers compensation professional, it doesn't surprise me how many would get rich off the workers comp system.

There will never be workers comp reform as long as the politicians, doctors and lawyers will get rich off the system

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ironic, isn't it?

A few days after Peter Benchley dies, the sharks start circling. Finally.
Let the feeding frenzy begin.

Got chum?

St. Brigid

3:38 PM  
Blogger Contessa37 said...

Well,

I slipped and fell on my employer's icy parking lot when I was opening one of our office buildings. I fell flat on my back and buttock. I am still in pain.

I could tell my boss, well I am not going back to work, but it wouldn't be a good thing to do.

I felt so guilty making a claim to my employers workers comp insurance company. I am my government agency's workers comp specialist which is so ironic.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous 6 miles from the guy who doesn't know anyone said...

You know that old saying...

"Birds of the feather flock together" .. . ..

--> liars
--> embezzlers
--> swindlers/crooks/steal from the poor and give to big business/line your own wallets ..

.. you know, where EVER this guy goes, that being "43", there is a SIGNIFICANT cache of crooks, etal of epic proportions.

I'm sure, "43" doesn't know this guy either though he was a significant contributor to his campaign.

FITZ -- HELP BRING DOWN THE TYRANNY.
WE'RE TIRED OF THIS RAMPANT, NON-STOP CORRUPTION!

4:01 PM  
Anonymous 6 Miles. said...

?? hmm, they spend billions on PR.

.. well then what the HECK do they need Scottie for anyway.

What WOULD the Oval do, if, if, just ponder the very 'thunk' if
.. White House reporting staff didn't
a) show up
b) report
c) until Scottie was replaced with someone with more integrity?

The very thought makes me giddy.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Contessa37 You have to take care of you no matter who you work for. If you can't work anymore or have permanent damage who will care. Remember if you don't report it in a timly manner you will lose your claim and your boss will say it happen not at their property. You have a time limit to report this DO IT NOW. Just a thought from a friend.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous e said...

A person with integrity would not fit with this group..
nor would threy want to do so..
geezzzzzzzzzz

4:38 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

My biggest concern is the Bushies are spending all this money and what looks to be campaigning all the time. Who is actually running the government? Not that I need them there, I mean "Heck of a job, Georgie!", you couldn't do any better anyway! Please, Patrick take them away! If it weren't so pathetic and someone else's country they are screwing up (oh, wait, they are screwing up other countries, not just their own, what was I thinking!); it might be funny!!! HA!

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This stupid ass actually thought he was going to get away with the election fruad!!!!

Shows him he's an idiot, Michael Mason has gotten these bastards in a locked vice now.

Think Thomas Noe will sing on Blackwell? I want to see 'em ALL indicted....then I'll take my people down there, and stand by the authorities while they're frogmarched OFF MY FUCKING LOT!!!!!!!!!!

You don't deserve any of that shit, Ohio....let the indictments flow!

-me

4:50 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

6 miles:

I read your comments on one of the posting that Administration is more like SNL. I had to figure what SNL meant. It is more like the three stooges: the knuckleheads! Anyway, I got to view the entire video on Crooks and Liars website of press conference with Scotty and reporters on the Cheney shooting. Two things came to mind while I was viewing it (what Scotty said to the reporters). And I took notes:

1. WhiteHouse says that McClellan learn about Cheney's shooting until Sunday. But, according to Raw Story, Bush found out on Saturday night. Scotty, of course, was in the dark in this incident. Also, he couldn't give an exact time to which he learned the incident. He told the reporter that it is early Sunday morning with no exact time.

2. Cheney ordered staff to treat gunshot victim. yes, you heard me right. I have never heard of anything like this. Unless, Cheney's staff has a medical license to treat wounded person then we can talk. Reporters didn't buy that a bit.

3. Cheney allowed witness to report the incident to newspaper. Now, the reporter on the video really chopped at the bits because they all quesationed why didn't Cheney allow Scott to report the incident to the press rather than the witness. Scott couldn't answer that question and told reporter to contact the Cheney's office to ask.

And the reporters know as well as I know that Scott McClellan's integrity is lost.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Also, forgot to mention from the press conference that Cheney waiting approximately 22 hours to release the hunting shooting to the public. So, it makes you wonder that there is more to this hunting shooting that Cheney doesn't want to know. If anyone remember President Reagan's attempted asassination in the 80's, we received that information so quickly from the media on television.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Sorry, folks,

There is so much that are coming into the wire. I spoke tto soon about the Cheney incident. Guess what? There was third hunter that was at the hunting party who witness the shooting. The U.S. ambassador to Switzerland was the third member of the hunting party. That wasn't mention on the media:

http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Third_hunter_revealed_in_Cheney_hunting_0213.html

5:34 PM  
Blogger G. Mackster said...

Ponzi, pond scum, sounds like a match to me.

5:34 PM  
Anonymous noe said...

Whoa!

5:46 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks, Here is timeline of the Cheney's shooting found on WSJ:

Here is the timeline:

CHENEY TIMELINE

SATURDAY
• The vice president shot Harry Whittington with pellets from a 28-gauge shotgun while shooting quail at about 5:30 p.m. CT Saturday at the Armstrong ranch.

• President Bush and senior aides were told Saturday night by the staff of the White House Situation Room that somebody in Cheney's hunting party was shot.

• Later that night, White House Chief of Staff Andy Card told Bush about Cheney's involvement in the accident.

SUNDAY
• McClellan was told around 6 a.m. Sunday morning that Cheney was the shooter. He said he contacted the vice president's office and he said everyone agreed they needed to get the information to the public quickly.

• The Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times received a tip from the Armstrong family Sunday morning, which the paper put about 18 hours after the incident occurred. Ranch owner Katharine Armstrong said no one discussed notifying the public of the accident Saturday because they were so consumed with making sure Whittington was OK.

• Around noon, Lea Anne McBride, spokeswoman for the vice president, confirmed the accident Sunday to the Caller-Times, but wouldn't comment on whether the White House would have released the information had the Caller-Times not contacted it. The paper runs the story on its Web site at midafternoon.

• Vice president's office confirms the story to media outlets after journalists called to ask about the report on the Caller-Times Web site. The Associated Press runs headlines and first story shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday, citing spokeswoman McBride.

Sources: AP, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, White House, Editor & Publisher

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some blogger pointed out that it was a co-ed foursome that was out hunting, and wondered where the spouses were.

The ambassador made sure to do a CYA on this in her quote later when she reported that her HUSBAND said Whittington had a twinkle in his eye when he visited him in the hospital.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was probably his shiny new glass eye.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Contessa37 said...

Jackie,

Thanks for your concern, as a workers comp professional, I do know there is time constraints. I did file with my employers workers comp insurance company. I am so stiff as a board. I am going back to the doctor tomorrow for a follow up. I hope it is just some stiffness that could subside itself from natural healing. I never felt so worned out in my life. I hate all this snow. It is still a frickin mess out there. That is why I can't wait til Spring/Summer comes along.

7:36 AM  

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