In depth: Rosendall's bribery scandal

In depth: Rosendall's bribery scandal

There are 42 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Feb 2, 2009, titled In depth: Rosendall's bribery scandal. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

He owned a pair of garbage trucks in Grand Rapids and was known as Jimmy--- Jimmy Rosendall Jr.

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Hurt by the News

United States

#24 Feb 2, 2009
Who are we to throw "stones"!!!! There is not one of us that is perfect and how many of you would like your life thrown out to the public!!!! It is important to report the news but NOT to destroy people in the process. Think about the extended family that is seeing all of this on the news. Think about how your family would feel! Do you want someone videoing through your windows?
mryan

Traverse City, MI

#25 Feb 2, 2009
I don't think Mr. Rosendall is the bad guy here. He is a business man. He was just trying to land a job. In the sales world clients expect their insurance agents, steel reps, etc to take them out. He is doing what he has been trained to do and that is wine and dine. I had a few conversations with Mr. Rosendall years ago and he is not a bad guy. He may have made a bad decision but his willingness to help the FBI shows me he understand this.
020267water

United States

#26 Feb 2, 2009
I agree with "Sick and Tired of it". I don't agree with what people may have done in their past but what does it have to do with why they are in the news at the present time? I watch NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX channels for the local news and of all the news channels I really dislike WOOD TV8. They always seem to go way overboard when reporting the news. They try and make any news report more than what it really is. I remember when the news channels were reporting on the Amtrak train that stopped just outside of Holland back in December and all the channels reported the facts of how long the passengers had been on the train but WOOD TV8 had to throw in their report that the passengers had been KIDNAPPED by Amtrak!!!!! WOOD TV8.....you go TOO FAR on your news reporting!!!!
Micky

Northbrook, IL

#27 Feb 2, 2009
Fire wrote:
Nothing new here.. He just got caught
I wonder when Richard Plummer's name will come up..he owns a waste hauling company in Wyoming and trucked "slude" for him to process at Plummer's plant....
hank

Coopersville, MI

#28 Feb 2, 2009
What I do know is, the news is wrong on details often. What we do need is for Mr. Rosendall to have his day in court before we judge him.
old_timer

United States

#29 Feb 2, 2009
Oh here we go all the peeps that come out and say, he was such a goody two shoes, get a life people the guy was on the take, once a scumbag always a scumbag.
Lock him up and throw the key away, lol. BTW if you don't wood tv exposing you keep quiet and walk a straight line.

Since: Oct 07

Littleton, CO

#30 Feb 2, 2009
old_timer wrote:
<quoted text>Oh sure If my pockets were lined with lots of (corrupt) money I'd have tipped you well also, like they say, you can't tell a book by it's covers and he was the perfect example.
After 25 years as a waitress, money does not impress me! The bigger the ca$h, the bigger the a$$. Jim is truly a " nice " guy, that got caught up in the " expected" business practices, that happen everywhere.
justice_now

Portage, MI

#31 Feb 2, 2009
As for th lottery winner...guess what...sexual crimes do follow you for the rest of your life...as well they should! Lets not take chances with our kids....DUH!!
Sick and Tired of it

Traverse City, MI

#32 Feb 2, 2009
justice_now wrote:
As for th lottery winner...guess what...sexual crimes do follow you for the rest of your life...as well they should! Lets not take chances with our kids....DUH!!
Yes, and I agree with that totally!!!!! BUT, it doesn't need to be broadcast on woodtv when the guy wins the lottery. When he committed the crime it will (and should) hit the news. His name is probably on the sex offender list for life. But why does woodtv bring it up after the guy wins the lottery?????
old_timer

United States

#33 Feb 2, 2009
wannawin0222 wrote:
<quoted text>
After 25 years as a waitress, money does not impress me! The bigger the ca$h, the bigger the ****. Jim is truly a " nice " guy, that got caught up in the " expected" business practices, that happen everywhere.
If money doesn't impress why did you briing up the fact that he tipped nicely, DUH
some_dude

Grand Rapids, MI

#34 Feb 2, 2009
nice mullet!
jay

Littleton, CO

#35 Feb 2, 2009
Micky wrote:
<quoted text> I wonder when Richard Plummer's name will come up..he owns a waste hauling company in Wyoming and trucked "slude" for him to process at Plummer's plant....
Plummer's doesnt haul it to a waste site!
They dump it down storm sewers!
Henry Erb is aware of this, but keeps it quiet,
(maybe he gets some cash on the side also)
A friendfromthepas t

Wayland, MI

#37 Feb 3, 2009
JR was a great friend and fun to be around. Back in 1987 to 1994 I boated with JR and his wife and he was allway wheeling and dealing. I sorry to hear he got mess up with the wrong folks. I hope you the best JR from Invisible touch your boating friend.
wannawin0222 wrote:
I agree with " Sick and Tired of it". What the news did to the lottery winner was wrong. I did not know him. I do know Jim, however. As a waitress, I deal with lots of people, many with attitudes. Jim would come in, sit in the same booth and only want coffee and a muffin. He always thanked me by name, bothered to look me in the eye, smiled, always polite, and tipped well, for not demanding any real service. He was one of the few customers I looked forward to seeing. He apparently has made a mistake, but he certainly is not a "bad" guy. I wonder how many of the negative posters would have someone say that they are nice!
Another Friend

United States

#38 Feb 3, 2009
A friendfromthepast wrote:
JR was a great friend and fun to be around. Back in 1987 to 1994 I boated with JR and his wife and he was allway wheeling and dealing. I sorry to hear he got mess up with the wrong folks. I hope you the best JR from Invisible touch your boating friend.
<quoted text>
JR IS a Great Guy!!!! He doesn't deserve this. There is a lot more to the story that no one really knows. TV 8 doesn't know it All!!!!
Metro Detroiter

Plymouth, MI

#39 Feb 4, 2009
detroit sucks wrote:
they should just put a giant glass dome over detroit so we can increase tourism by letting people come and watch how un-evolved savages learn to co-habitate. instead of corn, you will be able to put a 5 dollar bill in the machine and watch either crack or meth come out of the bottom so you can feed the animals. there will also be a moat around the perimeter where ted kennedy swims around in circles looking for help.
You made an idiotic statement! You know it and probably so does everyone else. Go visit your local law enforcement officials...to appreciate the problems happening in your big city too.
Metro Detroiter

Plymouth, MI

#40 Feb 5, 2009
A friendfromthepast wrote:
JR was a great friend and fun to be around. Back in 1987 to 1994 I boated with JR and his wife and he was allway wheeling and dealing. I sorry to hear he got mess up with the wrong folks. I hope you the best JR from Invisible touch your boating friend.
<quoted text>
I agree he's a great guy. I used to boat with him 20 years ago too. His wife Carol is a terrific person....SO GET OFF HIS BACK!

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wake up people

Fort Collins, CO

#41 Feb 5, 2009
He is not a crook, has anyone ever worked in Detroit? The only way to get anything done, is to bride them. Even though it would of saved money for the city, not to mention the jobs it would of created. They won't talk to you unless you slip them something under the table. And taking someone to a boxing match, what's the big deal? I don't know any business person that hasn't taken a client golfing, dinner, concert or parting, this is no different. DETROIT IS THE PROBLEM, he was just trying to make a living, and I'm sure they said, we will talk to if?????????? He's working with the FBI, leave him alone.He sounds s like a good guy who made a mistake, which, I have never met anyone who is perfect, and it's not up to us to judge, only GOD can do that.
Government Foe

Royal Oak, MI

#42 Feb 5, 2009
wake up people wrote:
He is not a crook, has anyone ever worked in Detroit? The only way to get anything done, is to bride them. Even though it would of saved money for the city, not to mention the jobs it would of created. They won't talk to you unless you slip them something under the table. And taking someone to a boxing match, what's the big deal? I don't know any business person that hasn't taken a client golfing, dinner, concert or parting, this is no different. DETROIT IS THE PROBLEM, he was just trying to make a living, and I'm sure they said, we will talk to if?????????? He's working with the FBI, leave him alone.He sounds s like a good guy who made a mistake, which, I have never met anyone who is perfect, and it's not up to us to judge, only GOD can do that.
Wow....the worst part of this is people like you vote. The future is screwed.
wake up people

Fort Collins, CO

#43 Feb 5, 2009
Government Foe wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow....the worst part of this is people like you vote. The future is screwed.
I didn't vote for Obama!
Government Foe

Royal Oak, MI

#44 Feb 5, 2009
wake up people wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't vote for Obama!
I never said you did.

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