Businessman in fraud case ties Harry...

Businessman in fraud case ties Harry Reid to scheme

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Dirty Harry

United States

#1 Jan 13, 2013
Have Harry and friends covered this up? Dirty politicians with such power given from the people.

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah businessman accused of running a fraudulent $350 million software scheme says the state attorney general arranged a deal to pay Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make a federal investigation into the software business disappear.

St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson, who's accused of billing hundreds of thousands of consumers for products they never ordered, told The Salt Lake Tribune that newly elected Utah Attorney General John Swallow set up a deal in 2010 for Johnson to pay $600,000 to people connected to Reid.

Johnson says be believed that Reid, a Nevada senator, might intervene in the Federal Trade Commission's investigation.

Swallow strongly denies the allegations and maintains he only offered to connect Johnson with a lobbying firm. At the time, he was serving as Utah's chief deputy attorney general.

The FBI and Reid's office would not comment on the allegations.

Federal prosecutors initially charged Johnson, 37, with one count of mail fraud. He was set to enter a guilty plea Friday to two additional charges of bank fraud and money laundering as part of an agreement with the government.

But that deal fell apart Friday after Johnson and prosecutors disagreed over the terms. Johnson instead decided to maintain his not guilty plea and the case is set to go to trial.

If convicted, Johnson could face decades in prison. He is currently free on a $2.8 million bond.

On Saturday, The Tribune reported that Johnson provided emails, financial statements, photos, and a transcript of a recorded meeting with Swallow to the newspaper. Only one email from Johnson was available on the newspaper's website.

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Just Saying

United States

#2 Jan 13, 2013

Reid should resign. He is one of those who is corrupt, crooked and destroying the country.

Reid was Investigated for Accepting Mob Bribes as Head of the Nevada Gaming Commission.

Reid has Four Sons who Work for a Law Firm that Defends Mobsters.

Reid’s Ties to Mob Attorney Jay Brown

Harry Reid’s Mob Connections run deep

and Harry said “Our system of government is a voluntary taxation system.”

Jefferson City, TN

#3 Jan 13, 2013
He will never have anything happen to him hes a good communist democrat and will be protected by all of the good communist democrats.
Mark Winshel

Orinda, CA

#4 Jan 14, 2013
Q: Why is politics so extremely sleazy and so largely based on illegal backroom fixes in exchange for under the table bribes.

A: Well for starters, of the approx 250 members of Congress who are Democrats, about half of them are lawyers. And the primary job of the typical modern lawyer is breaking the law, and including arranging illegal backroom fixes in exchange for under the table bribes. So in other words those members of Congress who are both Democrats and also lawyers were already very well trained and educated in modern "ethics" and modern "standards" even before they entered Congress.

NOTE: Since I am right now in the mood to disclose some of the dirty laundry in regard to lawyers, one of the dirty little secrets in regard to lawyers is that lawyers have far and away the highest rates of alcoholism and drug abuse - and in fact also of suicide, divorce, and domestic violence - of any major profession.

And lawyers who are drug addicts, and a huge percentage of them are, will engage in absolutely anything, and including embezzling the money of their clients and former clients and also getting involved in fixing cases in exchange for under the table bribes, to get the funds to buy the drugs they crave.

Since approx fifty percent of the Democrats in Congress ae lawyers and approx twenty percent of the Republicans are, in other words somewhere in the neighborhood of thirty to fory percent of our US Congress is composed of professional pathological liars and common criminals hiding behind law licenses, er, excuse me, I mean lawyers, perhaps the very first thing we ought to do somewhat clean up the cesspool Congress has become is to elect a lot more ordinary human beings to Congress, and a lot less of that sleazy species of crooks, con men, and professional pathological liars who refer to themselves by such terms as "lawyers" and as "practititioners of the law."
Mark Winshel

Orinda, CA

#5 Jan 14, 2013
Just by "coincidence," of course, Harry Reid and John Swallow are both lawyers.

Miami, FL

#6 Jan 14, 2013
And the 218 replubican congress members that are laywers?
Mark Winshel

Orinda, CA

#7 Jan 15, 2013
LOL wrote:
And the 218 replubican congress members that are laywers?
While a certain percentage of the Republicans who are in Congress are lawyers, however it is a drastically lower percentage than the percentage of Democrats in Congress who are lawyers. And it is generally the same in state and local legislatures, in other words a drastically higher percentage of the members who are Democrats are lawyers than of the members who are Republicans.

You will also generally find that when certain members of a legislative body, and regardless of whether it is the US Congress, a state legislature, or a city council, start acting even sleazier than they usually do, and such as for instance getting extremely heavily involved in bribery, etc, usually it is the members who are lawyers who are mostly involved.

For example if one of the houses of a state legislature has sixty members and thirty of the members are lawyers, in other words fifty percent of the members, and twenty of the members get involved in criminal activity, and such as for instance bribery, it would be unusual if at least fifteen of the members involved in the criminal activity and/or the main ringleaders of the scheme were not lawyers.

In other words, and altho they call it the legal profession, actually they should call it the sleazy mafia that is primarily composed of fancy and sophisticated professional pathological liars, embezzlers, money launderers, thieves, parasites, scumbags, bloodsuckers, and addicts to heroin, cocaine, and meth.

And since lawyers, and who for a few decades now have been heavily addicted to heroin and cocaine, have in recent years also become heavily addicted to meth, and since a meth contaminated house, and which is one of the most toxic and poisonous things on earth, can easily cost 100K or more to properly clean up, therefore I myself would not buy or rent a house that had been previously occupied by a lawyer.

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