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Another Dim Goes Down in Flames
« on: December 09, 2017, 07:46:36 AM »
More trouble in Utopia. :biggrin:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh announced Friday that he's resigning amid an investigation into a lobbyist's allegation he sexually assaulted her in a bathroom last year.

Dababneh again denied the allegation in his resignation letter, but said he no longer believes he can effectively serve his Los Angeles district. He is the second Democratic California lawmaker to step down following allegations of sexual misconduct. He said he'll cooperate with an ongoing Assembly investigation into the claim.

"Beyond the salacious headlines, I am confident that the completed investigation will bring to light and into focus the significant and persuasive evidence of my innocence," Dababneh wrote.

Pamela Lopez, the lobbyist, said his resignation means little without an apology.

"He's not attempting to atone for his behavior," Lopez told The Associated Press.

Lopez alleged at a Monday news conference Dababneh pushed her into a single-stall bathroom during a Las Vegas social event in 2016 and masturbated in front of her while asking her to touch him. She also outlined the alleged incident in a letter to the Assembly committee tasked with handling misconduct complaints.

That committee will continue its investigation into the allegation despite Dababneh's pending resignation, effective Jan. 1. Democratic Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, also of Los Angeles, resigned in November after multiple women accused him of kissing or groping them without consent.

Nearly 150 women launched a reckoning of sorts in California's Capitol when they published an Oct. 17 letter alleging "pervasive" sexual harassment in the Legislature amid a national anti-harassment movement that's brought down once-powerful figures in entertainment, media and politics.

http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-california-lawmaker-resigns-after-bathroom-sex-assault-claim-2017-12
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Re: Another Dim Goes Down in Flames
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 08:30:14 AM »
If innocent of the allegations, why not stay and fight them, like Roy did.
To throw in the hat and walk away, to me screams, "I'M GUILTY."

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Re: Another Dim Goes Down in Flames
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 08:31:51 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/07/business/dealbook/harold-ford-jr-fired-misconduct.html

Here is another one that is being under reported by the MSM. Harold Ford was once mentioned as savior of the democrat party until Obama crashed the party.
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Re: Another Dim Goes Down in Flames
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 09:30:57 AM »
If innocent of the allegations, why not stay and fight them, like Roy did.
To throw in the hat and walk away, to me screams, "I'M GUILTY."
I'm betting this is only the first one to come forward, so he's getting out before the Tsunami hits.
People that do what he did, are generally repeat abusers.
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Re: Another Dim Goes Down in Flames
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2017, 09:35:12 AM »
Did I mention the Rahm Emanuel connection? :lol:
Speaking of the Devil, did anyone catch Rahm's admittance that the Dim party is at it's worst point in history?
This one is for Ldub.

You guys have to listen to this. :thumbup:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-rahm-emanuel-national-democrats-advice-0207-chicago-inc-20170206-story.html
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Re: Another Dim Goes Down in Flames
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 10:20:25 AM »
Payday is a comin' I can feel it a roaring down the tracks like a freight train!

http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/alcee-hastings-sexual-harassment?utm_content=buffer2c600&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


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The Treasury Department paid $220,000 in a previously undisclosed agreement to settle a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment that involved Florida Democrat Alcee L. Hastings, according to documents obtained by Roll Call.

Winsome Packer, a former staff member of a congressional commission that promotes international human rights, said in documents that the congressman touched her, made unwanted sexual advances, and threatened her job. At the time, Hastings was the chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, where Packer worked.

Hastings has called Packer’s charges “ludicrous” and in documents said he never sexually harassed her.

“Until this evening, I had not seen the settlement agreement between the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) and Ms. Packer,” the congressman said in a statement Friday night. “This matter was handled solely by the Senate Chief Counsel for Employment. At no time was I consulted, nor did I know until after the fact that such a settlement was made.”

Hastings said that the lawsuit that Packer filed against him and an investigation by the House Ethics Committee were ultimately dismissed.

“I am outraged that any taxpayer dollars were needlessly paid to Ms. Packer,” he said.

$220,000 for what....?   Protecting the good Senator's name, I suppose..


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The House Ethics Committee closed its investigation in December 2014. It interviewed eight witnesses and concluded that the most serious allegations against Hastings were “not supported by evidence” although he “did admit to certain conduct that was less than professional.” 

Obviously it was Taxpayer money well spent, right?   I mean, I've been hearing Alcee Hastings name for a l-o-n-g time, he's suppose to be an honorable dude!   Pay the girl, and make this thing "go away", protect his good name, by all costs, er... he is a Democrat, right!?
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Re: Another Dim Goes Down in Flames
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2017, 06:12:48 PM »
Another one gets Weinsteined...

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Re: Another Dim Goes Down in Flames
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2017, 06:15:12 PM »
I've been hearing there's a bunch of CA sex scandals that are ready to explode...  looks like it's starting...

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Re: Another Dim Goes Down in Flames
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2017, 07:04:56 PM »
I've been hearing there's a bunch of CA sex scandals that are ready to explode...  looks like it's starting...
They are about to explode out here. The Dims preach all this PC bull shit about equal rights for women while abusing them in their own party.
Yes, chickens are coming home to roost.
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Re: Another Dim Goes Down in Flames
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2017, 04:48:38 AM »
They are about to explode out here. The Dims preach all this PC bull shit about equal rights for women while abusing them in their own party.
Yes, chickens are coming home to roost.
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Re: Another Dim Goes Down in Flames
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2017, 11:26:14 AM »
To a hen house full of foxes.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:   :thumbsup:
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Re: Another Dim Goes Down in Flames
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2017, 01:01:28 PM »
Add One More To The List... OUCH!!!


REPORT: Democrat Arrested In Alleged Criminal Scheme. Here Are The Charges He’s Facing.


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A former Massachusetts senator was arrested on Friday and charged with over 100 counts in an alleged bribery scheme that officials claim he used to profit approximately $1 million.

After a two-year investigation, federal law enforcement officials arrested Democrat Brian Joyce, 55, at his home and charged him on 113 counts related to “racketeering, extortion, wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the IRS and money laundering,” CBS Boston reported.

Investigators allege that Joyce used his publicly-elected office in the same manner as a criminal enterprise, claiming that he collected bribes and kickbacks in exchange for actions that he would take as a senator and then laundered the money into a shell company that he used to disguise the money as “legal fees.”

“People in public life need to respect the offices they hold and that means not using them for personal gain, and if the feds believe there’s enough there to justify an indictment then the investigation needs to be thorough and move forward accordingly,” Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said.

According to CBS’ report, prosecutors accused Joyce of:

Lying to the state’s ethics commission and using the panel to legitimize his criminal acts.
Using his position to exert influence over an energy brokerage firm who gave him “secret kickbacks.”
Pressuring a planning board to approve a waiver for a developer who then gave him a free Jeep.
Taking legal action to help the owner of a Dunkin Donuts franchise who paid him tens-of-thousands of dollars and gave him a massive amount of free coffee.
Conspiring to defraud the IRS of nearly half-a-million dollars.
Acting U.S. Attorney William Weinreb described Joyce as having used his office in the state’s legislature as a “criminal enterprise.”

“He had a duty to serve (his constituents) honestly, and he violated that duty by accepting bribes and kickbacks in exchange for his official action,” Weinreb stated.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/12/08/former-senator-brian-joyce-arrested/
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Re: Another Dim Goes Down in Flames
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2017, 03:11:13 PM »
Yeh, but he's "former" senator. We want current ones.

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Re: Another Dim Goes Down in Flames
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2017, 03:15:31 PM »
Yeh, but he's "former" senator. We want current ones.

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Re: Another Dim Goes Down in Flames
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2017, 03:46:30 PM »
Another Dem with his "hand" in the cookie jar..... :popcorn:
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