Sentence Expected for Former Councilm...

Sentence Expected for Former Councilman Charged with Bribery

There are 15 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Apr 2, 2007, titled Sentence Expected for Former Councilman Charged with Bribery. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

A federal judge is expected to sentence former Orangeburg County Council Chairman John Rickenbacker on bribery and extortion charges Monday morning.

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Homer Simpson

Columbia, SC

#1 Apr 2, 2007
He needs to serve at least a little time!!!!
Southern Girl

Irmo, SC

#3 Apr 2, 2007
I wonder if things like this are the reason Orangeburg's taxes are so dang high! There have been several people in the county with greed on their minds and sticky fingers in their pockets. They should give him time... he was an elected official and he ISN'T above the law.
Outraged

Vance, SC

#4 Apr 2, 2007
I agree with Southern Girl! The taxes here in Orangeburg are crazy!! Most of the county officials and mayors(Santee of course)are crooks! I was not surprised when Rickenbacker was caught. Greed gets you everytime!
Southern Girl

Irmo, SC

#6 Apr 2, 2007
He got 12 moths? Thats it! Why am I not suprised? Lets see... after appeals and all I wonder if he'll do time at all.
Ms Wachovia

Cayce, SC

#7 Apr 2, 2007
the punishment sure didn't match the crime.... I remember when another "community citizen" was caught embezzling from Orangeburg, she got more time than Rickenbaker... and stole a lot less.... wonder why??
Thoughtful

Summerville, SC

#8 Apr 2, 2007
How can the judge sentence Rickenbacker to only 12 months in jail if sentencing guidelines called for Rickenbacker to serve roughly four years behind bars? What isn't the article telling us that connects these dots?
Susan

Hickory Hills, IL

#9 Apr 2, 2007
Oh NO he didn't!
tIME

Columbia, SC

#12 Apr 2, 2007
He will not spend the first night in jail. Rickenbacker has been a crook all of his life. He was buying votes, how do I know this because he came to me and tried to make a deal to get my help. Orangeburg is run by people like him and I am not saying the race thing. I lived there for 40 years and had to move to get away from it and the bad thing is Columbia is not any better
What Ever

Orangeburg, SC

#13 Apr 2, 2007
That's is why the Judge have the title of being a Judge and the Jurors also played an important role in making final decisions so let it be.
People

Columbia, SC

#14 Apr 2, 2007
As long as Orangeburg is run by the black people it will never get better. Why do you think the city built the black shower house at the river. Everthing that is done in Orangeburg is done for the black folk. Now all of a sudden the State College riot night is starting over and I bet this time all the lies will come out. Why can't those people understand that shots were fired from the campus first. I was there in Orangeburg at the time and saw all the bullets holes in the railroad building oh I forgot someone those building are not there anymore. what about the glass at East End Motors oh SCSC has that place now and the tractor place that was across the street I forgot SCSC did own that place to and now it is gone. Oh well I feel sorry for the people of the law that was there that night. Get the rope out because somebody will hang for this now.
Curious

Irmo, SC

#15 Apr 2, 2007
People wrote:
As long as Orangeburg is run by the black people it will never get better. Why do you think the city built the black shower house at the river. Everthing that is done in Orangeburg is done for the black folk. Now all of a sudden the State College riot night is starting over and I bet this time all the lies will come out. Why can't those people understand that shots were fired from the campus first. I was there in Orangeburg at the time and saw all the bullets holes in the railroad building oh I forgot someone those building are not there anymore. what about the glass at East End Motors oh SCSC has that place now and the tractor place that was across the street I forgot SCSC did own that place to and now it is gone. Oh well I feel sorry for the people of the law that was there that night. Get the rope out because somebody will hang for this now.
I was tempted to quote on 'da benjamins' idiotic statement, but your 'ramblings'...Are you toooo old or just too ignorant to really understand that your mini-book makes NO sense!!!
Ms Maam

Greenville, SC

#16 Apr 2, 2007
Outraged wrote:
I agree with Southern Girl! The taxes here in Orangeburg are crazy!! Most of the county officials and mayors(Santee of course)are crooks! I was not surprised when Rickenbacker was caught. Greed gets you everytime!
I agree. Remember Simmons the county coroner who got caught selling drugs!!!
loving friend

Murrells Inlet, SC

#18 Apr 2, 2007
We are praying for strength for you and your lovely family.
Outraged

Vance, SC

#19 Apr 3, 2007
Ms Maam wrote:
<quoted text> I agree. Remember Simmons the county coroner who got caught selling drugs!!!
Yeah bringing them in with the bodies at his funeral home!! So sad....
Ms Maam

Columbia, SC

#20 Apr 3, 2007
Outraged wrote:
<quoted text>

Yeah bringing them in with the bodies at his funeral home!! So sad....
Real sad!! Whatever happended to him? Did he ever get out of jail?

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