Charlotte's Furniture owner Melissa O...

Charlotte's Furniture owner Melissa O'Rourke to enter plea

There are 63 comments on the El Paso Times story from May 5, 2010, titled Charlotte's Furniture owner Melissa O'Rourke to enter plea. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

The owner of a popular West Side furniture store has admitted to accepting cash transactions totaling more than $500,000, then not reporting the transactions on tax returns, IRS officials said Wednesday.

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United States

#41 May 5, 2010
NoCoincidence wrote:
Is it a coincidence that the Times finally took off the Politics home page the video of Beto's press conference where he said he would not run against Reyes? It had been there for months. I guess they can't promote him anymore without reminding everyone of his mother's case, so they took it off. It's no coincidence.
I noticed that also. They kept the video up as long as possible. The Times has annointed him our next generation of white leadership in 80% Mexican El Paso.
media scam

United States

#42 May 5, 2010
The EPT will most likely bury this story of Representative Beto O'Rourkes mother pleading guilty to a felony in the back pages if they print it at all.

They EPT will most likely run a non-story about Representative Robinson not having a drivers license. A misdemeanor at best that would NOT require his removal from office
Bye Bye Beto

Dallas, TX

#43 May 5, 2010
When you have $500,000 in cash, you can bribe some El Paso Times Editors to leave your name out of the article.

Time for a special election to get someone to replace Beto. Where there's smoke, there's fire.

What I want to know is who is the guy that "purchased" more than $500,000 in furniture? That's the next piece of this puzzle.

Can't wait for Beto's press conference tomorrow. The dirt has come out. What you gonna do know? You could start by handing John Cook a letter of resignation.

Look at the bright side. At least you took the heat off of Carl Robinson.
equal justice

United States

#44 May 6, 2010
I hope U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone will respect El Paso and take a cue from Judge Montalvo and NOT let this slide with a slap on the wrist.

U.S. District Court Judge Frank Montalvo sentenced Rodrigo Rodney Eckenroth to serve 240 months for money laundering, 60 months for tax evasion and 240 months for drug trafficking.

Montalvo also ordered Eckenroth to pay a $100,000 fine plus $208,046 in restitution to the IRS, and forfeit $1.7 million in assets to the federal government.
pickle dick

El Paso, TX

#45 May 6, 2010
no facts here, just a bunch of speculation and hatred. if it don't come out in the wash it will come out in the rinse.

Fort Worth, TX

#46 May 6, 2010
This lady obviously thinks she is above the law. These are the kind of things that white ppl do: scam the government, child molesters, serial killers. Mexicans steal socks and cable.

Las Cruces, NM

#47 May 6, 2010
That's cool, Robert O'Rourke's mommy and former Judge Manny Barraza will now have something in common-- CONVICTED FELON STATUS!!

El Paso, TX

#48 May 6, 2010
You are an ignorant fck. Taxing is unconstitutional and the fact he things legalizing a harmless plant to combat the cartel makes him a drug boy?? just shut the fck up JOE
Joe 2 wrote:
<quoted text>
who sells furniture for a year and hiding it.To one person yeah sure Beto it was only furniture.Lets see if the FBI thinks it was only furniture. You little drug boy it is about time they get your mom and than you.

El Paso, TX

#49 May 6, 2010
Jacob wrote:
You are an ignorant fck. Taxing is unconstitutional and the fact he things legalizing a harmless plant to combat the cartel makes him a drug boy?? just shut the fck up JOE
<quoted text>
You are a wet back.Learn to speak english.
Than maybe we can listen to your stupid drug taxation theory.

Right now we are discussing Charlott's furniture not your proproganda for selling a few more nickel bags of pot .Look where it has landed the Beto O'rourke family. They are finished politically and financially.
My ex-city

Cypress, TX

#50 May 6, 2010
This has been going on without nobody would imagine, eeven the "good" guys are corrupted by the Narcos......rememeber Louie Cortinas? the ex-cop and de Leon? chief of police.....nothing happened!!!!
dumb ass

El Paso, TX

#51 May 6, 2010
Part of the story wrote:
This is the mother of mayor pro-tem Beto O'Rourke. That self-righteous pot-head has lots to say when he's passing judgment on others, let's see what he has to say about his feloneous mother. A comment from him should be part of the story from any legitimate news source.
ep times sux

El Paso, TX

#52 May 6, 2010
where is the story today ep times ? hidden is what.

where is it today azzzholes ? popped up and gone.

come on adriana, tell the truth on who told you not to say "mother of councilman oroarke."

Las Cruces, NM

#53 May 6, 2010
you gotta be white to get away with money laundering. If you are brown with money you are suspicious, according to the "culture" in the US
El Mexica

El Paso, TX

#54 May 6, 2010
Drug money for sure. Now she will be a felon convicted of a crime or plead on a crime. Enough for Ojos de Pichorra to quit the Council. Now she was caught on this crime how many more did she get away with? Do you see how the Feds called it? "Evasion of reporting a requirement"!!! That means that they will make her pay the back taxes plus fees but do you think she is going to have a perison sentence or a criminal history? I doubt it!!! They will probably give her a deferred sentence.

That is why this people do not learn because they just get a slap on the hand but wait. It you were pobre and jodido te la dejan ir toda!!!( If you were poor and broke they would stick it to you!!!)

I think we have enough of these people its time to open your eyes. Educate yourself, you get involve in governmant and vote or run for a position!!! Stop attending clubs and bars and wasting your money on bogus parties that will get you for drinking and driving!!! Educate your kids and have them participate in government. They will be the future leaders of our city. Maybe one of them will teach these phonies about ethics
Chupa Testa

United States

#55 May 6, 2010
kaa wrote:
Nothing is going to happen.
Damn right about that, this lady is too well connected to the Judge in the case.
Part of the story

Dallas, TX

#56 May 6, 2010
How is this not news?
ep times on take

El Paso, TX

#57 May 6, 2010
ok, carl is stupid for not having a d.l., but he is the only one with balls on council who is ok with the arizona law.

question ep times. where is the f_____ucking story you had on beto's mom last night that so conveniently didnt reappear this morning. isnt it amazing that the story on carl seemed to grow and get bigger to take the linelight off of beto's crooked mom.

watch a bunch of pooseys at the times. f__uck, the ep times is just another diario de juarez. just like them they are on the take. mordida is a better term. probably getting it from sanders and other members of the pdng. where is your article about this muench ? you ranted and raved about rachel azzzhole. what nothing to say today ? what about you edgrin ? nothing ?? to busy sucking up to archuleta ? what a f__ucking joke of a paper.

Roseland, NJ

#58 May 6, 2010
Unfortunately for Beto, he is guilty by association.

Where there is smoke, there is fire. It's time for him to go.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#59 May 6, 2010
I would suggest that cash transactions are the preferred instrument used by Mexicans with plenty of cash that they need to dispose of and/or launder. El Paso businesses know this and have profited for years understanding this market. That is why El Paso businesses that includes banks, car dealerships, national chain investment and trading companies are complicit in the violence and Narco wars that is currently destroying Juarez and may soon be commonplace in the streets of El Paso

United States

#60 May 6, 2010
At the outrageous prices that Charlotte's charge to begin with is just criminal enough to get them a few years befor adding on the money laundry charges !!!
Fo Fo people gotta pay up like the rest of us.

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