Judge says 3 1/2 years in federal prison is the price for a "Wilkerson tax," the Globe reports.
And then I plan on personally attending Sal DiMasi's trial on April 25, just to see that scumbag Jim Holzman throw him under the bus. Though I do wonder how the city will react if Sal walks. Anyone care to predict the outcome of Sal's trial?
And to top it off, Sal and Felon Finneran had the sack to show up at the State House this morning for the opening House session, right there in the front row.
They don't call it "white collar crime" for nothing.
Just kidding, folks!
But seriously- think the "strike one, no time" rule cited by Ortiz will apply to Turner?
On the one hand, Turner has nowhere near the record of corruption and stupidity amassed by Wilkerson.
On the other hand, he not only has expressed no remorse, he's gone on the warpath of accusing John Ashcroft of being out to get him (with his Hibernian-American lackeys on the city council, of course). Judges hate stuff like that.
When "The Wire" explored the trial of a Maryland State Senator, the Senator threatened a city councilwoman that if he was going to jail, he was going to take a few people in government with him He was advised that if he kept his mouth shut and went away for a short time, he would come back to a city that owed him favors. If he did the "piss and moan" he'd be a pariah when he got out.
Chuck could have surely learned a lesson from this show and just kept his mouth shut, did his time,(maybe even gotten probation) and maybe he could have found a nice living for himself through people that still owe him favors. I'll bet his recent antics have a lot of people he did solids for not returning his calls.
"...the judge mentioned that some politicians have broken the law and continued to be welcomed back by their colleagues such as two convicted House speakers who attended the Legislature's swearing-in on Wednesday."
Where else but on Beacon Hill do the rats climb back on the ship? And where else are they welcomed? They know no shame.
They showed up, huh!
Meanwhile, David Bernstein looks at the decline and fall of a constant and stalwart advocate for those in society who most needed one.
"Where else but on Beacon Hill do the rats climb back on the ship?"
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