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Romney's Ponzi partner sentenced to 110 years in jail

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/14/allen-stanford-sent...

Allen Stanford Sentenced To 110 Years In Prison For $7 Billion Ponzi Scheme

"Prosecutors said Stanford, 62, used the money from investors who bought certificates of deposit, or CDs, from his bank on the Caribbean island nation of Antigua to fund a string of failed businesses, bribe regulators and pay for a lavish lifestyle that included yachts, a fleet of private jets and sponsorship of cricket tournaments. The one-time billionaire was convicted in March on 13 of 14 fraud-related counts in one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history."

Hmm.



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northstar's picture

He was a fallguy

Romney will pardon him immediately if he becomes president.

Real eyes realize real lies

We want our country back

Every year is a year for Ron Paul!

which makes it all the more 'miraculous'

That the man most hated by the establishment, Dr. Ron Paul, has not had a single charge for any transgression brought against him in his whole life. Ever. Top that, crooks!

'Live for yourself, there's no one else more worth living for,
Begging hands and bleeding hearts
Will only cry out for more...'

I hope that everyone realizes that its very tough to bring

charges against a major political contender. And thats how it should be.

Think of the alternative. The people in charge, whoever they are, could always dig up something, real or imagined, to keep themselves in power. Thats how dictators STAY in power and it is a mark of corruption.

Look at Ukraine - where Julia Tomashenko, one of the leaders of the Orange Revolution that opposed old guard, Yanukovich now finds herself in jail for seven years, because the pendulum swung back and Victor Yanukovich was again elected.

The international community is enraged at what is clearly a political incarceration, but it doesn't matter.

Yanukovish is clearly pursuing a strategy of instilling fear into anyone who would dare oppose him. They won't try again for a while.

That is a horrible idea

That is a horrible idea completely foreign to the United States.

That is why we have grand juries, and no one is suppose to be above the law, especially government officials.

The main change is we didn't use to have public prosecutors, and most criminal cases were handled by private lawyers under private prosecution. Public prosecutors are the reason we have political favoritism in this country today. The way it was founded, any victim could bring a complaint before the grand jury and try to get an indictment. This started to change around 120 years ago, but is not how the country was founded.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Kathleen Gee's picture

Bump

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"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." - Ronald Reagan

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Romney is coated in Teflon.

NOTHING would stick to Romney right now as far as charges are concerned. He would have to shoot someone on camera and blatantly ADMIT to having done it for prosecutors to file charges on him. Anything else would be assumed to be political charges. Romeny has in essense "dilpomatic immunity" which is an invention designed to protect diplomats from trumped up charges for political reasons. And maybe its not such a bad thing that politicians are also protected from most any prosecution.

It would be very chilling to run for office and to know that you are an instant target for real or imagined charges from the powers that be.

I would LOVE to say that involvement in this will prevent Romeny from being eligible to receive the Republican nomination or to be elected President, but thats not the case.

Sadly I think

you might be right. How many times have we had this discussion now? "Did you hear Romney was caught doing A.B or C? Normal people go to jail for that, he is finished!" Don't get me wrong, I really hope the hammer of justice falls on Romney.. but, can we expect the system to punish one of its own?

OT, but does anyone else

OT, but does anyone else think the most creepy thing in the world is Romney's smile?

Jack Hunter's hair.

Jack Hunter's hair.

Ha ha

I would have to agree!

Let us disappoint the Men who are raising themselves upon the ruin of this Country. John Adams

Guess who's next!

ROMITT

;)

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Change "friend" to Partner.

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Done.This needs to be pumped.

Done.

This needs to be pumped. It goes well with delegates filing lawsuits.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.