House committee considers expelling lawmaker over bribery charges

Jul 19, 2012 Full story: Chicago Tribune 25

The two lawmakers prosecuting the disciplinary case against Rep. Derrick Smith told a special legislative panel today that it should recommend the full House expel the appointed Chicago Democrat who is accused on federal charges of taking a $7,000 bribe.

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Since: Nov 08

Paris

#1 Jul 19, 2012
OBANKRUPTA'S SUMMER RECOVERY.........
BAD TO WORSE...
Jobless claims surge...
REPORT: Foreclosure crisis hits older blacks, Hispanics hardest...
Factory activity contracts...
Home sales drop 5.4%, fewest since October...
Grocery bills on rise as corn prices near record highs...
OBAMA'S WORST HAPPENS TO ALSO BE HIS BEST..........HE HASN'T A CLUE.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#2 Jul 19, 2012
What? A member of Congress accepting a bribe?
Unheard-of.

If they were going to discipline members of
congress for accepting bribes (better known as campaign contributions), no one would escape.

What a farce!

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#3 Jul 19, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
OBANKRUPTA'S SUMMER RECOVERY.........
BAD TO WORSE...
Jobless claims surge...
REPORT: Foreclosure crisis hits older blacks, Hispanics hardest...
Factory activity contracts...
Home sales drop 5.4%, fewest since October...
Grocery bills on rise as corn prices near record highs...
OBAMA'S WORST HAPPENS TO ALSO BE HIS BEST..........HE HASN'T A CLUE.
He sure knows communism inside and out though.
Osama Obama

Newburg, PA

#4 Jul 19, 2012
Chicago again!!!
Cat74

Westmont, IL

#5 Jul 19, 2012
Derrick is just another example of hoodlum, Corrupt Chicago politicians that permeate the Obama connection.

“Obama tells the right to...”

Since: Jun 07

shhhh... STFU, you lost...

#6 Jul 19, 2012
If they’re corrupt – Democrat or republican – I say bring them up on charges and lock their ass up. Money is always the key to those politicians who are secretive and trying to hide their dirty laundry… which now should make everyone that much more suspicious about why Romney refuses to release the last 24 years of his tax returns. This guys $7000 dollars will look like a drop in the ocean once they leak Romney’s tax returns.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#7 Jul 19, 2012
Corrupt Obama give Billions of tax $$$ away to his crony business friends on the grounds of "developing" green energy projects only to have them close the doors after a year or so and walk away with millions they manage to misplace in the shuffle as operating costs.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Jul 19, 2012
A Chicago politician can almost be counted on the do something corrupt. It's the CHICAGO WAY! LOL - just look at our current president, lies, cheats and pays off his supporters with tax payer money. Nothing strange about that, what's strange is that this is actually news.
Mothra

Peoria, AZ

#9 Jul 19, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
If they’re corrupt – Democrat or republican – I say bring them up on charges and lock their ass up.

[partisan babble omitted]
Agreed.

See there? You can be reasonable.

But only without the hyper-partisan Obamabot talking points.
cant make it up

Wheaton, IL

#10 Jul 19, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
This guys $7000 dollars will look like a drop in the ocean once they leak Romney’s tax returns.
And you know this how? Demoncrat Putz!
Bring Jesse Jr to Justice

Aledo, IL

#11 Jul 19, 2012
There's another crooked illinois politician who needs to be brought to Justice for bribery. Its time. Why is Jesse Jr getting special favors and not held accountable. Some sort of Affirmative Action for Black Congressional Criminals?

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#12 Jul 19, 2012
Imagine that! A corrupt Chicago politician.

How surprised are YOU?

LOL!
Osama Obama

Newburg, PA

#13 Jul 19, 2012
Hey Pat this is Mr.Romney,NONE OF YOUR DARNED business what my taxes are.

Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#14 Jul 19, 2012
2000-2004 "We must see Bush's transcripts and Air National Guard Records" done

2008 "We must see Palins transcripts, see how she went to diffrent collges!!"

2012--"We must see Perry's transcipts, Santorums tanscripts, Gingrich transcripts, Bachman's transcripts!"

July 2012
Transcript are not that important!!

Holy Hypocricy Batman, The left is looney!
voteearlyvoteoft en

Lexington Park, MD

#15 Jul 19, 2012
Seven Grand? Not only is he a crook, he's a cheap date!

At least Rep Jefferson took $90k.......
Cat74

Mchenry, IL

#16 Jul 19, 2012
Where oh where is Jesse Jr? Even Rehab doesn't take this long. Maybe he is in Witness Protection somewhere. There was that Blago connection, doncha know. And another Chicago politician bites the dust!! That is code for getting ready to go to the "prison"

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#17 Jul 20, 2012
LOL another Dem that invested overseas...

"In exchange for his official acts supporting the proposed business ventures," the affidavit said, Jefferson has received a 30 percent equity stake in the witness' Nigerian company and more than $400,000 in payments from iGate.

The 30 percent equity, in the form of stocks, was placed in the name of a Nigerian limited liability corporation held by the congressman's children, the affidavit said.

The cloud over Jefferson comes as Democratic leaders have been attacking what they call a "culture of corruption" surrounding the Republican leadership in Congress."

http://articles.cnn.com/2006-05-21/politics/j...

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#18 Jul 20, 2012
"Pressure from Waters' office resulted in a $12 million federal loan for OneUnited Bank and a unique exemption from the FDIC's accounting rules. One FDIC examiner called it a "travesty of justice."

Waters claims her top aide didn't know her spouse was involved with the bank, even though the aide is also her grandson.

At the time, her husband owned OneUnited stock worth more than $350,000 — a stake that would have been worthless without the bailout.

He'd also served on the board with OneUnited's CEO, a major Waters donor who, according to examiners, ran the minority-owned bank into the ground through his lavish spending and risky investments."

http://news.investors.com/article/574758/2011...

“Get RIGHT or be left”

Since: Nov 07

www.dreamindemon.com

#20 Jul 20, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
If they’re corrupt – Democrat or republican – I say bring them up on charges and lock their ass up. Money is always the key to those politicians who are secretive and trying to hide their dirty laundry… which now should make everyone that much more suspicious about why Romney refuses to release the last 24 years of his tax returns. This guys $7000 dollars will look like a drop in the ocean once they leak Romney’s tax returns.
Girl Scout Patricia, you started out so well!

But then dissolved into your foamy, drooling liberalism again!

So you have no problem with Obama spending $900,000 in tax dollars to hide his past documents?

What an idiot you are. So much for non-partisan!

But, at least you are consistent!

Who could possibly be shocked that a Chicago Democrat got caught taking a bribe!

He was just following his king, Obama! While Obama did not take cash in his own hand, his wife did get a 1 year raise of almost $200,000 from the hospital she worked at which, magically, then-jr-senator Obama put in a fiscal request for a million dollars project from Congress!

I am SURE it is just coincidence!

Ironically, while her boss at the hospital crowed and gloated about how essential Michelle Obama's job was and why she needed to get paid over $300,000 a year, incredibly, when Michelle resigned due to her husband running for POTUS, there was no need to fill that position!

Incredible! And liberals buy off on all this BS!!!!

“Get RIGHT or be left”

Since: Nov 07

www.dreamindemon.com

#21 Jul 20, 2012
okimar wrote:
Corrupt Obama give Billions of tax $$$ away to his crony business friends on the grounds of "developing" green energy projects only to have them close the doors after a year or so and walk away with millions they manage to misplace in the shuffle as operating costs.
Don't forget those same "green" executives, getting money from Obama's "MOST TRANSPARENT" administration (EVER), also, showing the integrity of liberalism, pleaded the FIFTH AMENDMENT against self-incrimination at the Congressional inquiry!

Question: Where are those executives now? And what happened to OUR money?

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