Democrat Attorney General Shuts Down Corruption Investigation After Catching Democrats Accepting Cash Bribes, Because Racism

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    Mar 22, 2014 1:50 PM GMT
    http://reason.com/blog/2014/03/17/democrat-attorney-general-shuts-down-cor

    In 2010, when he was still attorney general of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, now its Republican governor, launched a corruption investigation targeting politicians in Philadelphia. The operation caught at least four of them, all Democrats, allegedly accepting bribes of cash and gifts adding up to at least $18,000. But after Democrat Kathleen Kane was elected attorney general in 2012, she reportedly shut down the investigation.


    Oh and the best part:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/03/21/pennsylvania-attorney-general-kane-lawyers-up/ quoting http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/state/20140321_Kane_hires_Sprague_to_review__sting__probe_-_and_perhaps_sue.html

    The decision of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane to drop the investigation and potential prosecution of Philadelphia Democrats who were recorded accepting cash, money orders, or jewelry certainly seems suspicious. According to news reports, investigators collected over 400 hours of audio and video of five Democrats, including four state lawmakers, before Kane, also a Democrat, secretly killed the investigation last fall. When confronted with this troubling story by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Kane cited racism and mismanagement in the investigation, but the detailed descriptions of the recordings certainly seem to indicate that the payments were made.

    Kane’s reaction to reports about her decision went from bad to worse. At first, she complained that white men were attacking her...

    But Kane, apparently frustrated by continuing scrutiny of her decision, has now escalated further, hiring counsel and suggesting that if the Inquirer continues to pursue the story, she would start suing people!
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    Mar 22, 2014 4:27 PM GMT
    It's a good thing that other Democrats are at least rising the the occasion - whatever happened to rule of law?

    District Attorney Williams blasts attorney general in sting case
    http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/251607411.html
    In unusually barbed criticism of a fellow prosecutor and fellow Democrat, Philadelphia's district attorney rebuked state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane on Friday, saying she had needlessly killed a solid corruption investigation - and besmirched the prosecutors who built the case.

    In an op-ed to be published in The Inquirer on Sunday, Seth Williams faulted Kane for shutting down a "sting" operation that caught at least five Philadelphia Democrats, including four state representatives, on tape accepting money or gifts.

    "She apparently has electronic recordings of numerous elected officials taking money while promising their votes - and she has to let them off scot-free because she would be incapable of convincing a jury of their guilt?" he wrote.
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    Mar 23, 2014 1:54 PM GMT
    Update:
    http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/251738711.html
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    Mar 25, 2014 10:54 PM GMT
    Rendell defends Kane's decision to drop sting case
    http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/252317141.html
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    Mar 25, 2014 10:56 PM GMT
    Wow, you're like a rabid dog with inadequate bone issues. Seek therapy.
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    Mar 26, 2014 2:03 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidWow, you're like a rabid dog with inadequate bone issues. Seek therapy.


    Heh the fact you and ArtDeco seem to think that just because I post follow ups to issues that cross my blogreader is probably more reflective of you.

    It's also reflective of you that you aren't bothered at all by this case.
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    Apr 18, 2014 9:58 PM GMT
    http://www.journal14.com/2014/04/09/democrisy-attorney-general-kathleen-kane-caught-lying-again/

    Kathleen Kane won the election to become Attorney General in Pennsylvania, basing much of her campaign on a promise to investigate whether political connections dragged out the Commonwealth’s investigation and charging of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on child sexual abuse charges. Mrs Kane cast herself as a fearless crusader against political corruption, but it’s looking like that was a false front.
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    Apr 18, 2014 9:59 PM GMT
    Sources: U.S. prosecutors made no judgment on sting case

    http://articles.philly.com/2014-04-10/news/49003199_1_federal-prosecutors-law-enforcement-kane

    Federal prosecutors reviewed the case in early 2013 after a top state prosecutor took it to them through a back channel.

    When The Inquirer disclosed last month that Kane had ended an investigation that sources said had caught at least five Philadelphia elected officials on tape pocketing cash or gifts, Kane said that the officials had committed crimes, but that federal law enforcement officials agreed with her that the case was “flawed and nonprosecutable.”

    But Williams and the other sources say the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia never made such a judgment about the sting during the several months that prosecutors reviewed the case file. . . . During 19 months of taping, undercover operative Tyron Ali captured five leading Philadelphia Democrats – a Traffic Court judge and four state legislators – on tape taking money or gifts, according to interviews and investigative documents.

    After taking office and conducting her own review of the evidence, Kane, a Democrat, shut down the probe without bringing charges – or notifying the state Ethics Commission that lawmakers had taken money.
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    Apr 18, 2014 10:37 PM GMT
    the first rule of law for politicians and lawyers is that you only follow the laws you agree with, all the others are just nonsense

    ask Ashcroft and Holder
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    Apr 18, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidthe first rule of law for politicians and lawyers is that you only follow the laws you agree with, all the others are just nonsense

    ask Ashcroft and Holder


    Wow

    Thats a kernel
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    Apr 18, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
    Kathleen seems like new lapdog
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    Apr 18, 2014 10:41 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidWow, you're like a rabid dog with inadequate bone issues. Seek therapy.

    LOL! Good analysis. And he's not even a US citizen, who's living in Canada, none of this involves him in any way.
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    Apr 29, 2014 12:13 AM GMT
    This should be interesting.

    Kane says she will release sting file to Phila. prosecutors
    http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/257071261.html