Jun 3, 2006

Wit V. Twits...

While we bide our time waiting for the frogmarch, on occasion we are treated to moments of that rare Fitzgerald wit that neither Scooter Libby nor Karl Rove are probably quite so appreciative of at the moment.
Mr. Boultbee, who lives in Victoria, recently asked to be excused from a court hearing in Chicago in order to attend a Canada Day barbecue and dance at the Victoria Golf Club, where he is a member.
The hearing, slated for June 30, is a "status hearing" in the criminal case involving Mr. Boultbee and other former executives of Chicago-based Hollinger International Inc. They face several fraud charges over allegations they stole more than $80-million (U.S.) from the company. Mr. Boultbee and the others have pleaded not guilty and none of the allegations have been proved.
Canada Day "is a time when people enjoy the camaraderie of friends and family," Mr. Boultbee’s lawyers said in a court filing. "As July 1st is a Saturday, Canada Day is celebrated this year on June 30th, the day of the hearing. A party at the defendant’s club [the Victoria Golf Club], for which he has paid in advance, is scheduled for June 30th."
Fitzgerald was remarkably unmoved by Boultbee’s pressing need to barbecue, as he was the crying about undue financial hardship:
In a court filing, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said defendants are often required to attend these types of hearings to ensure they "appreciate the seriousness of the charges." Mr. Boultbee’s request, Mr. Fitzgerald said, "demonstrates a gross lack of appreciation by this defendant of the gravity of these proceedings."
In the filing, Mr. Fitzgerald also called Mr. Boultbee’s complaints about the trip’s cost "frivolous."
"Obviously, the government did not select the Chicago-based location of the company [Hollinger International] that defendant chose to defraud," the filing alleges. [more]
I only tell it like it is - the material is readily provided by the defendants. ;)

19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

FITZ FITZ FITZ!!!

9:52 AM  
Blogger Nan said...

Now THAT is embarrassing!

Sorry your office has to spend time on such matters and hope when you all are doing your time reporting, you're distinguishing between time spent on such requests and time spent on substantive concerns! (And of course, I hope that no one had to spend time away from their own families dealing with this one!)

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, everyone! Rainy here in southern Vermont but never fear, the Strolling of the Heifers proceeds in Brattleboro!

Strolling of the Heifers

10:09 AM  
Anonymous t said...

Maybe they should simply change the date of "Canada Day" for him-he seems to think he is important enough to do so!

Nice tie (on FDL)Brown is definately your color-looks great with blue/green tie. A lighter brown would be nice too-for summer. Just a thought;-)

SPB and all, heard anything new about the Rice/Bush/tryst and the Mayflower Hotel? Everybody is looking for more info-I posted the Madsen article and it is my number one search-next to Rove. I am surprised how many people know-considering the msm won't touch it!

10:15 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Top of the morning all
E thanks for the picture info
SPB belated happy B day
I don't think anyone involved in the CIA case or the media really knows Fitz. After being on this web site I think we know the real Patrick Fitzgerald. As for the accused wanting to visit Canada well I think Fitz is use to how criminals act. Just one more day at the office for Fitz and his staff.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

Happy Birthday, SPB!

10:26 AM  
Blogger jan said...

Fitz!!!! :D

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'LL bet he thinks your SCROOGE --not FITZMAS from FlatBush.

Come on FITZ it was ONLY a Monetary raping of a company.

Here is the YEARLY fee structure for V B C. He may be holding a Seminar that day on "how not to get CAUGHT". How CRUEL OF YOU.

He is just a poor man trying to make it up the Ladder and CANADA abd his club are proud of him

Fee Structures
Entrance Fee (excluding taxes)
Social $0
Active $28,000
Couple (limited number available) $42,000
Junior $250
Intermediate joining between 19 – 23 $850

Monthly Dues (excluding taxes)
Active $220

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday SPB! So you're a Gemini, double the pleasure, double the fun there's two of you in one! I really enjoy your postings. Thank-you for efforts.

No Anon 11:47, Canada insn't proud of this criminal, we are happier than heck about Fitz though.

Jay

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

""Canada insn't proud of this criminal,""

Of course your not.This is just sarcastic remark --meaning that these people of influence,take very lightly charges brought against them.

They have ,excuse me Pat Rick,their wealthy "talking heads" to protect them and deflect things--i.e Ken Lay 5 years and i bet numerous appeals to come.

They simply believe charges wont stick.

SPB happy Gerbilicious birthday

11:33 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Fitzmas

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wits: 100
Twits: 1/2 of 0 and falling

12:17 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

FITZMAS!! FITZMAS!! FITZMAS!!

1:31 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Patrick,

Thank you for wishing me a happy birthday! I am on the blog for a little bit and will be back in the evening. I thought I drop in..

"Fitzgerald was remarkably unmoved by Boultbee’s pressing need to barbecue, as he was the crying about undue financial hardship:"

Please!!!! Another Bob Woodward?? What is with grown men that commit graft and then use a lame excuse like a barbecue to get out of court! For, god sake, be a man and fess up to your responsiblities! Fitz, you should have told him that this is not elementary school where you give the principal an written excuse on why you are absent from school. What is the hell is wrong with criminals like Boultbee to start using the nanny boo boo defense.. I know when you get home that you just die laughing at some of the criminals' excuses of how to get out of court or their crime! You should write a book after all of your cases are over. Your book would probably be a best seller next to Danielle Steel's novels! Your first novel should be called: The Cronicles of the Nanny Nanny Boo Boo. Bunch of cry babies!

2:48 PM  
Anonymous e said...

Fitz just wanted him to enjoy the camaraderie of his crimes and the new friends the court...and the beaultiful accomadations awaiting ..
this dodo

7:09 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Thanks, Jackie, for your B-day wish!

Cheers!

8:08 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

SPB, sorry I missed saying "Happy Birthday" yesterday, but belated greetings to you. Hope your day was excellent and the cake delicious!

6:33 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

I refuse to comment on the outrageous request of Mr. Boultbee.
Maybe his lawyers should talk to Libby's lawyers. Sounds like they
are all drinking out of the same lala juice container.

6:35 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Thanks, Grandmanuk!

I hear you regarding Mr. Boultbee.

Yuo, he was drinking the same koolaid as the smurf libby! It seems as though that when the criminal get caught, they want to become cry babies all of sudden and cry broke! And when they didn't get caught, they were eating good!

4:44 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Anon at 12:16 and 12:33:

Thank you for wishing me a happy B-day. Sorry I missed your comments. The unemployed and on meds troll have taken over this blog with his retarded comments. When Fitz takes care of his indictments, let's beam the unemployed and medicated troll back to the planet where he belongs!

Cheers!

4:43 PM  

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