Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Corrupt Fucks Gotta Be Corrupt

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, a target of a yearlong undercover federal investigation into political favors traded for campaign contributions, was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on charges of theft of honest services.
As I understand it, "theft of honest services" is basically bribery, but the bribes get washed through the campaign fund and they can't prove they went directly into the office-holder's pocket.

It sure seemed as though Stenger wasn't even trying to hid any of this shit. He's probably toast.

UPDATE: He's toast.


B said...

'Tis interesting that ALL the articles I could find left out his political affiliation.
Of course, had he been a Republican, it would have been in the first paragraph. Since it wasn't....

Having said that, I think that ANY politician or person employes in any capacity by any government, Federal, state or local, that does things like this deserves long term incarceration. Real long terms at hard labor kind of stuff if found guilty...No matter how cheap or expensive they might have been, or how minor an official. Also should apply to folks found paying their bribes.

pour encourager les autres

Comrade Misfit said...

The reason they left out his party affiliation is that, in Missouri, everyone with a functioning cortex knows that St. Louis County (and the city) are run by the Democrats. Just like the state is run by the Republicans.

To take up space saying that Stenger is a Democrat would be like saying that he's a white man. Everyone there knows it.

Dark Avenger said...

I’m sure that Hillary was behind it, B, just like she was behind Benghazi and the Reichstag Fire.

Burr Deming said...

And to think I voted for the SOB!