Thursday, December 07, 2017

TWO YEARS AFTER HE LEFT THE JACKSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE'S OFFICE LIKE A HOBO IN THE NIGHT: KANSAS CITY STAR ALLEGES MIKE SANDERS ENGAGED IN ILLEGAL KICKBACK SCHEME WITH DISABLED DUDE!!!



Dead-Tree media credit where it's due . . . They finally penned an interesting story about local government long after it makes much difference and based on some pretty sketchy sources . . . 

Way back in the more innocent time of 2015 our TKC blog community previewed the drama surrounding Mike Sanders and reported that the Feds were circling the Courthouse AND predicted this politico was in trouble . . . All of which happened. NATCH.

Now . . . Here's the dead-tree media report which sort of explains why a baseball legend is running Jackson County and the jail into the ground . . .

Kansas City Star: Former Jackson County exec Sanders used disabled friend to run illegal kickback scheme

To be fair, its a good read and a nice look at one of the many ways political kickbacks allegedly work.

 But what the implications for the public beyond a hot mess for Mike Sanders and end of his political career that stalled at the County anyhoo???

Maybe he doesn't get to appear on Ruckus any more??? After most politicos praised him for his late night hobo-like departure.

And he probably will have trouble at his big time law firm gig . . . But he was mostly serving in a minor role anyhoo.

The real news that might happen following this somewhat stale revelation . . . 

NOW IS THE TIME TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THE MERITS OF THE JACKSON COUNTY ROCK ISLAND CORRIDOR DEAL!!!

Give TKC credit on the above statement that regarding hundreds of thousands of dollars amid a budget crunch which will guide future policy as most people under 35-years-old have already forgotten about Mike Sanders or alleged deets of his not so glamorous political demise. 

You decide . . .

24 Comments:

Anonymous said...

meh, a fun story.

But it doesn't say why he needed the money. Mike's kid has health trouble and that is probably part of it. But not many details, just the word of some guy who also has tax trouble.

Anonymous said...

Might be time for Georgia Sanders to leave the JaxCo legislature payroll?

At least she shows up said...

At least Ms. Sanders shows up for work unlike the Barnes guy from Raytown that Dennis Waits had on the payroll as an "aid."

The Civilized World said...

Pathetic

Anonymous said...

Eh...nothingburger.

Anonymous said...

That whole Rock Island deal has smelt fishy from the start. So does Sanders working to get Frank White to replace him as County Executive, instead of somebody with more experience and with half a brain. Someone else might have taken a closer look at the county books, and nobody else would have given Sanders that sweet $60K "consulting" gig, nobody else except Frank.

Anonymous said...

Will his white collar prison have one or two tennis courts?

Anonymous said...

@ 5:51 Didn't Frank White have property tax issues until he ran for county office with Sanders basically being his sponsor? Then those troubles just went away.

Anonymous said...

If the political class, from Congress on down, was truly a representation of Americans, we'd need to build another 100 or so prisons.

Anonymous said...

You gotta love it. Sanders for 9 fucking years told county employees to do more with less, while he was scheming to get himself more.

Anonymous said...

Mike was corrupt. This report says that was in every sense of the word. Too bad, he did some good things for the County but all of that will be undone thanks to this.

Anonymous said...

FUCK YOU 5:49! Using a disabled guy to skim a little money for himself makes you wonder what else Sanders was up to to maybe get his oily hands on some big money.

Anonymous said...

Fake news, crippled dude stole s.s. money and got caught, rat someone out because your friends with somebody they been trying to dig up dirt on and get out of going to jail

Anonymous said...

WYCO does much much worse... many more zeroes... but they don't rat

Anonymous said...

Pulling back the curtain.

Now we see the truth of these crooked Democrats.

Anonymous said...

Ugh you’re dumb enough to think that only democrats are crooked.

Anonymous said...

Ugh huh. Big time here. Member when we did to that and went in where it was ? Also if you under ply it, it will. So member, it’s not only when but usually for as well.

Anonymous said...

It’s as when that’s the why. Don’t see to down when it’s not all about. Speed to out, bounce to down. I for one know since it did. You as if. True how. Is for that?

Anonymous said...

Are they allowed to wear toupees in prison?

Anonymous said...

This is a big time "Hey dumb asses" to the Jackson County democrats and the Missouri Democrats for ever thinking this sleazeball, used car salesman, slick douche was a leader for the party. Sanders was always the "emperor with no clothes on" but no one would say it. God bless the FBI for finally telling everyone this guy 'has no clothes on' and YES he is the sleaze ball you thought he was but you DEMOCRATS were too stupid to see it.

Anonymous said...

Hey Josh Hawley, Claire McCaskill just threw her buddy Al Franken under the bus only to try to win her re-election but she can't run away from her protegee and self appointed leader of Jackson County, the criminal Mike Sanders. please hang that around her hypocritical neck!

Anonymous said...

Claire used to smoke meth in the 90s, I wonder if that will ever get out. FBI was interested in that back then as well.

Anonymous said...

Jackson County Democrats at work again, unfortunately doing what they do best. Mike, you could have been the change this party desperately needs. Guess that will never happen.

Anonymous said...

the democrat party should make him the treasurer