The woman named “Democrat of The Year” this year by the Jefferson County Democratic Party has been convicted of felony theft by a Jefferson County jury for stealing from a developmentally disabled 71-year-old woman. The victim is partially blind, developmentally disabled, has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. She is on a fixed income of $596 per month according to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Crime, Financial, Greed, Theft
The former longtime mayor of Harrisburg, Pa., was arrested Tuesday and charged with nearly 500 criminal counts, in part stemming from allegations he illegally used hundreds of thousands of dollars from city agencies to purchase historical items, the Harrisburg Patriot-News reported. Stephen R. Reed, 65, whose term as Democratic mayor of Pennsylvania’s capital city spanned nearly three decades, was arraigned on 499 counts stemming from 17 criminal charges before Magisterial District Judge William Wenner.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Crime, Greed, Corruption, Theft
The charges against the consultant, Melvin E. Lowe, who also served as a political aide to John L. Sampson, a former Democratic leader in the State Senate, include accusations that he and an unnamed state senator stole $100,000 from the campaign committee in an invoicing scheme.
Democrat, Election, Obama, Character, Energy, Metaphor, Theft
The Democratic National Committee has no plans to repay Duke Energy for an unprecedented $10 million line of credit it guaranteed to help the Democratic convention’s local host committee put on President Obama’s three-day nominating convention in Charlotte, N.C., last September. A Duke company official said the company was claiming the money as a business expense for tax purposes, meaning shareholders will foot $6 million of the cost, according to a report in the Charlotte Observer.
Democrat, Crime, Theft
Maryland Del. Tiffany T. Alston was found guilty Tuesday of stealing $800 from the General Assembly to pay an assistant at her private law firm, a verdict that probably will force the Prince George’s Democrat from office. Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. delayed sentencing until October, after Alston, 35, is scheduled to stand trial on separate charges that she misused campaign funds to cover personal expenses, including $3,560 for her wedding.
Democrat, Crime, Character, Scandal, Corruption
On the evening of Oct. 2, 2003, former White House national security adviser Samuel R. ''Sandy'' Berger stashed highly classified documents he had taken from the National Archives beneath a construction trailer at the corner of Ninth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW so he could surreptitiously...
Democrat, Crime, Character
How an Ex-Aide to President Clinton Stashed Classified Documents - December 21, 2006 - The New York Sun
Democrat, Crime, Socialism, Healthcare, Theft
Columbia, SC (WLTX) – State Law Enforcement Division agents have arrested a man they say transferred thousands of confidential state Medicaid records to his personal email account... Lykes “served as an executive committeeman of the Lexington County Democratic Party.”
Christopher Lykes, 36, of Swansea is charged with five counts of medically indigent act confidentiality violation and one count of disclosure of confidential information.
Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi has been charged with felony grand theft after allegedly being caught by security officers stealing nearly $2,500 in clothing from a San Francisco Neiman Marcus store. The 45-year-old Castro Valley Democrat, wife of a Bay Area judge, pleaded not guilty Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court and is free on $15,000 bail pending further proceedings Nov. 15.
Democrat, Crime, Character, Scandal, Corruption
On the evening of Oct. 2, 2003, former White House national security adviser Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger stashed highly classified documents he had taken from the National Archives beneath a construction trailer at the corner of Ninth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW so he could surreptitiously retrieve them later and take them to his office, according to a newly disclosed government investigation. The documents he took detailed how the Clinton administration had responded to the threat of terrorist attacks at the end of 1999. Berger removed a total of five copies of the same document without authorization and later used scissors to destroy three before placing them in his office trash, the National Archives inspector general concluded in a Nov. 4, 2005, report.
A former aide to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy was found guilty Tuesday by a federal jury of stealing more than $75,000 from the Senate by giving himself unauthorized salary and bonuses.