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Sanders sought to pay legal fees from campaign fund he looted | The Kansas City StarConvicted for taking campaign funds, Mike Sanders sought to use other political donations to pay his defense lawyer. But a pending lawsuit blocked that.
Convicted for taking campaign funds, Mike Sanders sought to use other political donations to pay his defense lawyer. But a pending lawsuit blocked that.
What did the red star have to say before he went to jail? Nothing
Could he just "win" his legal fees as a silent auction item at a fundraiser? Sanders was always lucky winning nice things like that.
The state of Missouri is negligent in this matter.Before Sanders was sentenced, I contacted the state, spoke with the Ethics Commission staff and warned them that Sanders and his wife still controlled nearly a half-million dollars in the campaign fund. I identified the account and the bank. When they didn't seem too interested, I reminded them that Sanders was going to prison for stealing from campaign funds, and that they needed to quickly freeze the account.He had already begun to spend money on things like alcohol, gifts, personal expenses, donations to political friends.
The "red star" broke the Sanders kickback story two months before he pleaded guilty and wrote about Levotas suit when it was filed. That's what the "Red Star" had to say, 7:24
Hold. Hold. Sanders got in trouble for misusing thousands of dollars of *CAMPAIGN FUNDS*. He did *not* take any public funds. I don’t rah rah cheer federal criminal prosecutions of elected leaders just bc the target is a democrat and I am a republican. I see this as bloated federal law enforcement abuse of power against an elected official. Sanders and all elected officials are held accountable by We The People. Who holds these unelected prosecutors and police bureaucrats accountable? Contrast the small amount sanders misused from campaign donors not taxpayers with the 16 million KCFC steals from the public treasure each year in overtime and tell me who the real fraudster racketeers are. Thanks,Radish P.s. and what was up with that egotistical clown of a judge sentencing him to more than in the plea? Vindictive and abusive.
Sanders refused to co-operate and protected others.These infractions were tip of the iceberg for crimes, imho, dating back to his prosecutor days covering up and dismissing arson crimes.Check the cover-up of the Schutte lumberyard fire in 2003. Query, how much money did Cathy Jolly raise for Sanders slush funds in exchange for her no-show JaCo job?
Juris you are talking about criminalizing politics, horse trading, patronage etc. it seems resentment-fueled. Elected officials are flawed but they are all we got. I trust them more than any unelected unaccountable law enforcement bureaucrat or prosecutor or judge. Thanks,Radish
Great huge big story from the star.Old ladies who pay $1,000 a year for the paper will be thankful for this breaking news.As they open up their big fat huge paper and read the comics and do a crossword puzzle- surely they will appreciate all the news in the 6 page star!Fascinating to pay a ton for almost nothing. Digital only by 2020 or stock owners will be pissed!Short their stock and make a mint!!
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