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Have you Reps no sense of shame???
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Continuing with Pa. politics
“LeBlanc is a Republican.
Norristown Mayor, Contractors Charged With Corruption
A year after voters dissolved his office, Norristown mayor Ted LeBlanc has been charged with taking kickbacks and illegal payments, including $10,000 in cash a brown paper bag.
LeBlanc 67, allegedly took another $10,000 from the borough's insurance broker so the broker could keep a contract worth more than $400,000.
LeBlanc was among five people named in federal indictment Tuesday, including insurance broker Herbert Bagley and former borough administer Anthony Biondi.
LeBlanc also hid money he received from the sale of his Norristown pub from Commerce Bank, which had a lien on the business, the federal grand jury charged in the 33-page indictment.
Bagley, 62, of Blue Bell, Pa., has been indicted on charges that he filed more than $50,000 in phony invoices. He had feared he would lose the contract after his business partner was charged with stealing a six-figure sum from the borough, prosecutors said.
Biondi, 43, was charged with taking kickbacks for paving and snowplowing contracts awarded to two co-defendants. Biondi secretly owned some of their equipment and was paid for their use, prosecutors charged.
"This was corruption in its most basic form," US attorney Patrick Meehan said:
"The victims in this case are the people of Norristown. Taxpayers have the right to expect honesty from public officials and, as this indictment shows, they didn't get it."
Norristown, with a population of about 31,000, is the county seat of Montgomery County. LeBlanc is still mayor, but only in title -- he no longer has any power after voters decided to change the town's form of government. The office of mayor will be officially dissolved on December 31st.”
“It's Xmas in July for those thieves.”
“Kick his a$$ out of office.
Where's the source link?
last edited: 7/27/05 8:25:16 AM”
“Stomp his stove!!!”
“Kick him out!
PS - Republican in the Phily area relatively speaking would be like a "Hillary Clinton".”
“Geo, you know it isn't true to SS without a link.”
“You know ol' Hill is sure moving to the Right. I may just have to vote for her.
“Bust him! If we have dirty repubs in our offices WE WANNA KNOW! I want 'em OUT!
We've got a big scandle brewing here in Ohio where the govener gave like $50 million of the state's money to a friend to invest for the state and boom, it disappears. Jeebis Cripes on a pogo stick! String 'em up!”
“LOL! I almost started a fuego thread called "Introducing The New Hillary".”
“Just for Stovie, LOLOLOLOLOLOLOOLOLOL: http://www.kywam.com/news_story_detail.cfm?newsitemid=48102
The US Attorney who busted him is also a Republican, and a damn good prosecutor.”
“I have said this for years and it still holds true "All Politicians are Crooks" It doesn't matter which party they represent or what level of goverment they are in (local,state or federal).”
“That is why I posted this. Plus, being a Republican myself ...”
“Hey, just legalize corruption and no crime will have been committed.”
“They're working on that as you speak MarkO. Be patient.”
“Our legislators hard at work!!
Norristown is bush league, the BIG SHOW is in D.C.
They steal real sums of money.”
“Hey, they've gotta learn somewhere. Remember this: Spiral Agnew was just a small town crook until he became a household name.”
“Spiral was recieving bags of cash in the Whitehouse.
I wonder if they used brown bags or manila envelopes.”
“Probably brown bags when he was governor and manila envelopes when he was veep. I mean hell, there has to be some dignity to the office.”
“I like the way Shrub has restored "dignity" to the office.”
“Well, he had some help from Turd Blossom.”
“MarkO - Bush could be Jesus Himself, but with his political views, you'd still think he has brought shame to the office.”
“HaHa, Bush could be Jesus himself,
Oh my, thanks for a good belly laugh.”
“I thought I felt a tremor here in Harrisburg ...
last edited: 7/27/05 10:35:34 AM”
“Tremors in Hassleburg are due to things other than belly laughs in Philadelphia. Perhaps budget requests originating in Philadelphia, but not belly laughs. Unless the belly laughs accompany a budget request.
Or they could be driving piles for the Turnpike Bridge.”
“Tremors in Harrisburg!!! did those damn worms make it there”
“Duh! Those damn worms work there. They run the state, well, sort of, or they try to, ... okay, they pretend.”
“If it weren't for Philadelphia, it would be a lot simpler to do our jobs.”
“Should I contact Bert Gummer???”
““If it weren't for Philadelphia, it would be a lot simpler to do our jobs.”
So how's life in the Department of Public Welfare?”
“Maybe Sarge is busy leanin' on his shovel.”
“LOL! Nice assumption Geo. How's life at [edit for Geo's sake]?
last edited: 7/27/05 11:58:39 AM”
“It would be a lot better if it wasn't for Hassleburg and #&%!$s feeding at the public trough.”
“Write it up in the Roxborough. Take a stance.
LOL! Hassleburg feeding at the public trough!!!
Um, no. Not according to the numbers. Look in the mirror Phily boy.
last edited: 7/27/05 12:02:20 PM”
“Yeah Geo, get serious!!
Stop screwin' around!!”
“I read the Toledo Blade almost every day, and geez, this Ohio Coingate scandal is something else.
The governor gave $50+ million to Tom Noe. He immediately put it in his bank accounts. Then, he contributed money to almost every Republican campaign in the state, including the Bush campaign.
Now I know that Bush had NO idea that Noe was doing this. And I know that the Republicans in Ohio would certainly have been strong enough to win that state for Bush without millions of dollars in public money funding their campaigns, but geez.
But at least the taxpayers of Ohio will soon own a nice vacation home in Florida after they throw Noe in jail and take it from him. It'll be like a statewide timeshare. Everyone gets a minute on the beach.”
“It'll cost you a mail order subscription to read what we report. Surely you can afford it.”
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