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TOPIC: Politicians_Behaving_Badly
Created by: vabeachcouple33
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OK, here's an idea for a thread which I'm pretty sure will be derailed anyway, but let's give it a go.

Bonus points when the bad behavior is especially contradictory to a position the politician in question is well known to take (such as a rabid anti-gay politician caught bangin' male prostitutes).

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My oh my this list grows... all within the last 3 years....

General David Petraeus (R) Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Sentenced two years’ probation plus a fine of $100,000 for providing classified information.

Chaka Fattah (D-PA) convicted on 23 counts of racketeering, fraud, and other corruption charges.

Dennis Hastert (R-IL) Speaker of the United States House of Representatives pleaded guilty in court for illegally structuring bank transactions related to payment of $3.5 million to quash allegations of sexual misconduct with a student when he was a high school teacher and coach decades ago.

Michael Grimm (R-NY) pleaded guilty of felony tax evasion. This was the fourth count in a 20-count indictment brought against him for improper use of campaign funds. Sentenced to three months in prison.

Trey Radel (R-FL) convicted of possession of cocaine; sentenced to one year probation and fined $250.

Rick Renzi (R-AZ) was found guilty on 17 of 32 counts against him, including wire fraud, conspiracy, extortion, racketeering, money laundering and making false statements to insurance regulators. Sentenced to 3 years in prison.

Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) pleaded guilty to one count of wire and mail fraud in connection with his misuse of $750,000 in campaign funds. Sentenced to two and one-half years' imprisonment.

Laura Richardson (D-CA) convicted on seven counts of violating US House rules by improperly using her staff to campaign for her, destroying the evidence and tampering with witness testimony. Fine of $10,000.

The list of state senators/reps/mayors/governors is far too long for here. **Hundreds** since 2010.

en.wikipedia.o rg/wiki/List_of_American_state_and_local_politicians_convicted_of_crimes

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VA:

I will state that any politician who is absent from a vote, ought be made to pay a fine.

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A bill that sought to punish chronic absenteeism in Colombia’s Congress failed to make it through the first debate because too many lawmakers were absent and the session was canceled.

The bill had been proposed by opposition party Democratic Center to curb the almost systematic absence of large numbers of members of the Senate and House of Representatives.

This widespread absenteeism is one of the reasons Congress is Colombia’s least approved public institution and the cause of the failure of many proposals.

Debates are frequently canceled at the last minutes because the not even the legal minimum number of lawmakers show up. Consequently, the passing of bills is delayed and sometimes fails because lawmakers are unable to finish the legislative cycle on time.

Often, lawmakers do go to Congress and register as present, only to then leave again.

Senator Alfredo Rangel, the proponent of the bill, was furious.

His bill proposed financial salary cuts for absenteeism.

However, “the congressmen of the national unity are only interested in projects with which they can blackmail the government and walk away with slush funds.”

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Hillary Clinton is against Wall Street and takes big money from Wall Street. The Clinton Foundation takes big money from foreign donors and pays little out to the poor. HOPE SHE GETS LONG JAIL TIME WITH ALL HER CRONIES. THE LIST IS AS LONG AS YOUR ARM.

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So we now know that Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe has been under investigation by the DOJ for a year for some campaign funding chicanery. Perhaps if convicted he can be bunk mates with his predecessor. They can have a cell next to the governors of Illinois.

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Politicians should be held to higher standards than citizens, and so such convictions ought be punished with life in prison and forfeiture of their entire estate.

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Former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver will be sentenced Tuesday after being convicted of corruption. He is estimated to have benefited to the tune of at least $5.2 million in kickbacks in exchange for political favors.

The government is asking he be forced to forfeit “all of his crime proceeds,” which it put at $5.2 million, plus a $1?million fine.

(This part really makes me laugh)

But in a one-page memo to Manhattan federal Judge Valerie Caproni, his lawyers argued that “requiring Mr. Silver to forfeit the amount calculated ‘would defy the purpose and spirit of forfeiture law.’?’’

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WTF? "Oh come on... let him keep some of his loot...."

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In case you want to feel like Donald Trump might not be so bad....

Philippine presidential frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte has shocked the political establishment in recent weeks, surging to a clear lead in opinion surveys before the May 9 election with a campaign full of swear words and promises to end crime by killing tens of thousands of criminals.

In an address to the nation's premier group of business figures on Wednesday, Mr Duterte defended his history of womanising.

"I was separated from my wife. I'm not impotent. What am I supposed to do? Let this hang forever?" Mr Duterte said, referring to his penis, as people in the crowd laughed.

"When I take Viagra, it stands up."

Mr Duterte, 71, had earlier on the campaign trail said he had two mistresses but reassured taxpayers they would not cost much, because he kept them at cheap boarding houses and took them to short-time hotels for sex.

Mr Duterte has also boasted about running vigilante death squads during his many years as mayor of Davao, the biggest city in the southern Philippines.

He once said the death squads had killed 1,700 people.

However he has at other times denied any links to the vigilante groups, which have attracted fierce criticism from human rights groups and the United Nations.

A key part of Mr Duterte's campaign has been a pledge to eradicate crime nationwide in the first six months of his presidency by ordering security forces to kill criminals.

In his speech to the Makati Business Club, Mr Duterte again promised that his presidency "will be a bloody one".

He promised to pardon soldiers or police officers if they were charged with rights abuses.

"I will issue 1,000 pardons a day," Mr Duterte said.

He said the constitution also allowed the president to pardon himself for crimes, and he would do so at the end of his term.

"Pardon given to Rodrigo Duterte for the crime of multiple murder, signed Rodrigo Duterte," he said, as people in the crowed laughed.

Surveys have shown Mr Duterte is particularly popular among the nation's wealthy and middle class, who fear rising crime.

Mr Duterte last week joked that he had wanted to rape a "beautiful" Australian missionary, who was sexually assaulted and murdered by inmates in a 1989 prison riot in Davao.

"I was mad she [the missionary] was raped but she was so beautiful. I thought, the mayor should have been first," he said at a rally.

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Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell banished Rep. Jeremy Durham to a new office building Thursday and limited his access to staff after a scathing Tennessee attorney general report found the Franklin Republican engaged in inappropriate physical contact and potentially poses a "continuing risk to unsuspecting women."

"Based upon the information gathered thus far, Representative Durham's alleged behavior may pose a continuing risk to unsuspecting women who are employed by or interact with the legislature," Attorney General Herbert Slatery said in a letter to House officials.

In accordance with the attorney general's findings, Harwell, R-Nashville, is limiting Durham's access to certain legislative buildings — including moving his office across the street — and he has been barred from having contact with almost all staff or interns as the investigation continues.

Slatery's findings come after a Tennessean investigation published in January found women who said they had received inappropriate text messages from Durham. The lawmaker has told The Tennessean he doesn't remember sending the messages, and he has denied sexually harassing anyone. As of last week, Durham plans to run for re-election.

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A lot of people study or enter into fields related to mental illness, because they fear that they have such an illness... Some do, others do not.

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