Saturday, November 30, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! KANSAS CITY ELITE PREP FOR THE RETURN OF MIKE SANDERS!!! HOLIDAY HOMECOMING BEST WISHES!?!?!
The holiday season brings the return of old friends along with awkward encounters betwixt loved ones despite and amid ancient disagreements.
And so we offer this Christmastime note to contemplate as the weather turns colder and we consider those whom we offer our hearth and hearts.
To wit . . .
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON KANSAS CITY INSIDERS SPEAK SOFTLY OF DISGRACED POLITICO MIKE SANDERS AND HIS UNCOMFORTABLE RETURN TRIP HOME!!!
The return of former political power player Mike Sanders is "complicated" because the 2020 election season will bring a litany of Democratic Party allegations of corruption against Prez Trump but this TOP RANKING MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADER and his tragic federal reputation seem to take away the moral highground from Kansas City's progressive elite.
Here's a quick refresher for those who might have forgotten . . .
Fox4 money quote: "(The judge gave Sanders a) 27-month prison sentence for conspiracy to commit wire fraud related to inappropriate use of campaign donations.
A judge sentence Sanders at the end of September to the more than two years in prison plus three years probation. The judge also ordered that Sanders pay back $40,000. At the time of his sentencing, he had already paid back $25,000.
Investigators said Sanders funneled money back to himself in a scheme in which his chief of staff, Calvin Williford, also pleaded guilty to in January (2018). During that court appearance it was also mentioned that Sanders and Williford took a trip to Las Vegas together using some of this money.
"At the end of September a judge sentenced Williford to six months in prison for his role in stealing campaign funds.
"The stunning allegations came to light in December 2017 that Sanders used Steve Hill, a longtime friend and quadriplegic who lives on disability, to pull off the illegal kickback scheme."
WDAF: Former Jackson County executive to surrender for 2-year prison sentence
The Pitch: Mike Sanders’ dirty deeds finally caught up to him
KCUR: Former Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders To Spend 27 Months In Federal Prison
Now . . .
Most insiders expect Mike Sanders to keep a low profile and hope for local politicos to politely ignore his homecoming but let's not forget that he has a great many Kansas City metro roots. Before he was locked up his friends spoke of Sanders doing construction work given that he was disbarred by the Missouri Supreme Court.
Still, as rumors swirled before his federal case guilty plea . . . He earned appearances on local political chat shows and seemed to be keeping an active public profile.
Make no mistake, the release of Mike Sanders from the federal pen has Kansas City political elite feeling a bit of consternation during the holiday season given that he helped so many politicos earn their office and might be in need of a few favors to help get back on his feet given a great deal of discrimination against formerly incarcerated people.
And all of this inspires our playlist dedicated to holiday homecoming songs . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.