Monday, March 06, 2006

Five kills - eight years

In his shame, former Rep. from San Diego and Vietnam Ace, Randy "Duke" Cunningham is going to jail.
Former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, who collected $2.4 million in homes, yachts, antique furnishings and other bribes on a scale unparalleled in the history of Congress, was sentenced Friday to eight years and four months in prison, the longest term meted out to a congressman in decades.

Cunningham, who resigned from Congress in disgrace last year, was spared the 10-year maximum by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns but was immediately taken into custody. He also was ordered to pay $1.8 million in restitution for back taxes and forfeit $1.85 million in valuables he received.

Cunningham accepted money and gifts including a Rolls-Royce and $40,000 Persian rugs from defense contractors and others in exchange for steering government contracts their way and other favors.
Lex put it best; Obscene venality.

"Those who God will humble; he will first make great."
Go to AcePilots for the man at his best.

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