By John W. Lillpop
Democrat politicians in San Francisco, North Carolina, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island are making corruption news headlines from coast-to-coast. None of the dreary crime stories involves the failed Obamacare experiment.
The stories and the associated links are listed below:
DEMOCRAT Illinois Rep Investigated for Child Pornography:
Illinois State Rep. Keith Farnham, a Democrat who represented District 43 in Elgin, has resigned.
DEMOCRAT State Sen. Leanna Washington, Pennsylvania, Ordered To Stand Trial
Pennsylvania state prosecutors won a first step Wednesday in their corruption case against state Sen. Leanna Washington, securing a judge's ruling that they have enough evidence for a trial on charges that Washington crossed the line when she allegedly ordered taxpayer-paid employees to organize an annual "birthday party" political fundraiser.
For eight years, Washington pressured her Senate staff to devote weeks to drawing up guest lists that included city and state officials, creating invitations and taking money from invitees that ultimately went to Washington's campaign account, prosecutors say.
FBI Raids Home of DEMOCRAT Speaker of Rhode Island House
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Law enforcement officials raided the office and home of House Speaker Gordon Fox on Friday as part of a criminal investigation by the U.S. attorney's office, FBI, IRS and state police.
Officials would not say who or what was being investigated, but authorities worked for hours inside the Democratic House speaker's Statehouse office while state troopers stood outside.
Authorities entered the office carrying an evidence bag and empty cardboard boxes Friday morning. Fox's spokesman, Larry Berman, said state police had asked everyone working in the office to leave but he didn't know why.
DEMOCRAT Mayor of Charlotte Arrested for Theft, Bribery
Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, arrested by FBI on charges of stealing federal funds and bribery
DEMOCRAT State Sen. Leland Yee Arrested In San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — Court documents allege a California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker.
The allegations against State Sen. Leland Yee were outlined in an FBI affidavit in support of a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday. The affidavit accuses Yee of conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms, though it's not clear the introduction to the trafficker ever took place.
Looks as though the circle of corruption is now part and parcel of the Democrat Party!