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Saturday, February 15, 2014

A Cincinnati-area state legislator is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from investors, lying repeatedly to state investigators and funneling money to his campaign and a church that authorities label a cult. State Rep. Peter A. Beck, a Mason Republican and CPA who already was facing a century-plus in prison if convicted of 16 felony charges related to theft and securities fraud, was indicted yesterday on 53 more felony counts. The indictment accuses Beck of persuading investors to give thousands of dollars to a software company he served as CFO without informing them that the company was insolvent and not paying its taxes.





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That must be some kind of record.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2014-02-15 01:18 AM | Reply | Flag:

It is for a Republican.

#2 | Posted by KBM at 2014-02-15 05:48 AM | Reply | Flag:

Feel free to link a dem with more KBM.

Otherwise you are just cuddling up to this dirty Republican like you did to the Hitler lovers thread.

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2014-02-15 09:23 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"A Cincinnati-area legislator"

Amazing. This guy is not from some back water berg in Arkansas where dentistry is a lost art? This goes to show how uninformed voters really are.

#4 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-02-15 01:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

Right, because they elected a Republican. How uninformed can you get?

#5 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-02-15 07:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

Mr. Bean has been indicted?!?

#6 | Posted by censored at 2014-02-15 09:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

Cinci is just Kentucky with pretentions.

#7 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-02-15 09:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

#7 | Posted by northguy3
"Cinci is just Kentucky with pretentions."

Actually, Lexington is Kentucky with pretensions.

#8 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-02-15 10:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

**** If he was working for the FED he'd be eligible for the Congressional Medal of Honor!!!

#9 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-02-16 02:02 AM | Reply | Flag:

State Pol Indicted on 69 Felonies

If that's a crime, then I'm oh so guilty.

#10 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2014-02-16 02:36 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

The Securities and Fluid Exchange Commission will be after you, TFD.

#11 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-16 03:29 AM | Reply | Flag:

Maybe not all at once, Oldwhiskey, but here's a guy whose entire life is almost a match for LBJ or Bill Clinton. The NY Dems got plenty of money from "Honest Abe". Imagine, only two years for hiring a hit man:


Abraham Hirschfeld

He made a fortune building semi-enclosed "open-air" parking garages (which he claimed he pioneered -- he would say, "Cars don't catch cold!"), and he subsequently funded a number of endeavors.

Throughout his career he waged many failed campaigns for political office, including unsuccessful bids as "Honest Abe" for the U.S. Senate in 1974 (defeated in Democratic primary), for the New York City Council, for Manhattan Borough President in 1997, for Lieutenant Governor of New York, for New York State Comptroller in 1998, and for Mayor of Miami Beach, Florida. He did serve as treasurer for the New York State Democratic Committee in the 1960s and was elected to the City Commission of Miami Beach in 1989. His most recent attempt at running for political office was in 2004, when he ran as a third party candidate for US Senator from New York against Charles Schumer and other challengers. Schumer won 71% of the vote; Hirschfeld garnered less than 1%.In 1998, he offered $1,000,000 USD to Paula Jones to drop her sexual harassment lawsuit against former US President Bill Clinton. In 1999, he was cleared of charges he owed $3.3 million in back taxes.

In 2000, he was convicted of criminal solicitation for trying to hire a hit man to kill his former business partner Stanley Stahl, with whom he had a "survivor take all" business partnership.[1] Hirschfeld was sentenced to three years in prison, of which he served two. When he got out of prison he ran for the U.S. Senate, calling himself "Honest Abe".[2]

In its list of "Builders and Titans", Time magazine included Mr. Hirschfeld among the 100 "most influential business geniuses of the century."

#12 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-16 04:28 AM | Reply | Flag:

But for the sheer audacity of felonies, and maybe national betrayal, Oldwhiskey, try this one:


WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- The Democratic National Committee has agreed to pay civil fines and turn over to the Treasury a total of $243,000 to settle accusations that it took more than $1 million in illegal foreign contributions in 1995 and 1996, according to Federal Election Commission records released today.

The documents also state that the election commission's general counsel found in 1999 that there was "reason to believe" that the People's Republic of China "knowingly and willfully" violated federal election law. But the heavily redacted documents also state that the commission voted unanimously to "take no action at this time" on the general counsel's recommendation.

The documents detail efforts by the Democratic Party and the Clinton-Gore campaign to build their war chest with help from wealthy Asian donors before the 1996 election. In all, the election commission disclosed $719,500 in fines today.

The largest fine, $120,000, was paid by the International Buddhist Progress Society, which operates the Hsi Lai Temple in California, the site of an April 1996 luncheon attended by Vice President Al Gore. The national committee paid a $115,000 fine and agreed to turn over to the Treasury $128,000 it had received in illegal contributions. The Clinton/Gore '96 Primary Committee paid a $2,000 fine, the records also show.

#13 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-16 04:38 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Clinton/Gore: only $2,000 fine.....

#14 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-16 04:39 AM | Reply | Flag:

He must have really pissed the fascisti off.

What did he do? Have sex with one of their kids?

#15 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-02-16 07:43 AM | Reply | Flag:

69 is a felony now?

#16 | Posted by ness_gadol at 2014-02-16 09:37 AM | Reply | Flag:


Depends on the state. There are a few that still outlaw sodomy but I'm not sure if it's a felony or not.

#17 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-02-17 12:23 AM | Reply | Flag:


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