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Judge Guilty Of Fraud

A Georgia judge already charged with seven misconduct violations by his Judicial Qualifications Commission has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally accepting a lucrative political appointment to settle unpaid attorney’s fees.   The Clinch County Judge, Berrien Sutton, was one of several in Georgia’s Alapaha Judicial Circuit to have…

Jury’s Terrorism Conviction Tossed

A federal judge in Connecticut threw out the jury conviction of a U.S. Navy sailor who endangered his own crewmates by passing information about ship movements to terrorists, essentially cutting his prison sentence in half.  Last March a federal jury found Navy sailor Hassan Abu-Jihaad, a Muslim convert, guilty of…

Bill To Make Mexican ID Official

A pair of lawmakers in the nation’s most populous state has introduced legislation that would allow easily forged Mexican identification cards—popular among illegal immigrants—to be accepted as an official form of ID. The California Democrats, a state senator from the south and an assemblyman from the north, want the Mexican…

Georgia Lawmakers Evade Taxes

Around ten percent of Georgia state legislators have not paid their taxes and one veteran senator proudly admits he’s blown off the Internal Revenue Service for at least two years.  The violations were made public recently when the Georgia Senate tried implementing a rule designed to punish members who don’t…

Obama Intel Chief Has Troubling Foreign Ties

In yet another Obama Administration gaffe, the official chosen to chair the intelligence agency that gathers the nation’s most sensitive assessments has deep financial ties with countries hostile to the United States.  A Washington newspaper reports that an independent inspector general is investigating the compromising foreign financial relationships of

Corrupt Politician Stripped Of Pension

Fresh from completing a prison sentence for corruption, one of south Florida’s most prominent Democrat politicians has been stripped of the lucrative public pension he insists he’s entitled to.  Ken Jenne, a former county prosecutor and state senator who for a decade headed Florida’s biggest sheriff’s department, believes his $134,500…

Public Buses A Safe Haven For Illegal Immigrants

In an effort to make buses a “safe haven” for illegal immigrants, public transit officials in a Washington county near Canada have posted signs directing passengers to ignore Border Patrol agents. Jefferson County Transit officials recruited a civil rights group to install the signs inside public buses amid immigration crackdowns…

State DMV Employee Sells Illegal Immigrants Licenses

For the seventh time in a few years, an employee in Connecticut’s Department of Motor Vehicles has been arrested for selling drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. Police say the DMV employee in Norwalk received large sums of money to ensure that the illegal immigrants were not required to present identification…

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