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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A broadband advisor selected by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to run a federal advisory committee was arrested last week on claims she tricked investors into pouring money into a multi-million dollar investment fraud scheme, according to The Wall Street Journal. The advisor, Elizabeth Pierce, is the former chief executive of Quintillion, an Alaska-based fiber optic cable provider operating out of Anchorage. In her capacity as CEO, Pierce allegedly raised more than $250 million from two New York-based investment companies using forged contracts with other companies guaranteeing hundreds of millions of dollars in future revenue. Pierce resigned from Quintillion in August of last year, and she stepped down from her role in Pai's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) the following month. "Pai picked Pierce last year to chair his newly created broadband advisory group"

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I can only hope that she had partnered with Pai and some of the crime rubs off on him.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2018-04-17 12:17 PM | Reply

Just like he fraudulently repealed net neutrality. Not surprising.

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-04-17 12:28 PM | Reply

Criminals, all of them. Comey is right.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-04-17 12:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Draining the swamp! They removed the alligators and replaced them with money hungry jackals.

Comey is definitely right. There is a "higher loyalty".

The question is will America listen to him?

Will America stand behind him and support him?

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-04-17 12:51 PM | Reply

Meanwhile, Wall Street bankers have a framed portrait of Obama on their desks.

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-17 01:30 PM | Reply

"Meanwhile, Wall Street bankers have a framed portrait of Obama on their desks."

And America has an economy instead of a depression. Thanks Obama!

#6 | Posted by danni at 2018-04-17 01:45 PM | Reply

Worse than just an advisor.....she was selected to be the Board Chair.

apps.fcc.gov

#7 | Posted by eberly at 2018-04-17 01:46 PM | Reply

And America has an economy instead of a depression. Thanks Obama!
#6 | POSTED BY DANNI

So then, your threshold for holding finance criminals accountable is the potential for economic boom?

Let's just legalize criminal finance and we'll really prosper.

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-17 01:49 PM | Reply

"Wall Street bankers have a framed portrait of Obama on their desks"

HAHA

just over 24 months ago the standard line was OBAMA was out to destroy wall street.

and that was apparently at the time a "Constitutional Crisis" to a certain somebody here on the DR

#9 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-04-17 01:50 PM | Reply

6

so, your argument is that everyone won?

That it's better for everyone that nobody went to jail or prosecuted meaningfully in the wake of the wall street bailout?

"Too big to fail" are words you have etched on your mantle?

Movies such as "The big Short" is just made up crap and those Hollywood fellas should just STFU and let Wall Street do what they want?

#10 | Posted by eberly at 2018-04-17 01:50 PM | Reply

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"I can only hope that she had partnered with Pai and some of the crime rubs off on him"

Why would you hope that? He's already enough of a douche bag.

What does it say about you that you actually hope someone is a criminal, or more of one than we already know they are?

#11 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-04-17 01:51 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

-What does it say about you that you actually hope someone is a criminal, or more of one than we already know they are?

It tells me a lot about someone.

#12 | Posted by eberly at 2018-04-17 01:53 PM | Reply

- a "Constitutional Crisis" to a certain somebody here on the DR

Wasn't me, drunktard. BTW, I've always wondered.

Why do reservation liqueur stores always seem to also sell fireworks?

#13 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-17 01:53 PM | Reply

"So then, your threshold for holding finance criminals accountable"

should "your" actualy be "Congress's" threshold

#14 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-04-17 01:53 PM | Reply

"Why would you hope that? He's already enough of a douche bag."

Malfeasance deserves to be punished.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-04-17 01:54 PM | Reply

-Why do reservation liqueur stores always seem to also sell fireworks?

drunken injuns like Chief just can't help it. they love fire and firewater together.

nobody will insure those damn teepees either.....mostly because they aren't worth anything but also because they are occupied by drunken Indians with fireworks.

#16 | Posted by eberly at 2018-04-17 01:56 PM | Reply

"Wasn't me"

no ----. glad you cleared that up

#17 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-04-17 01:58 PM | Reply

"What does it say about you that you actually hope someone is a criminal, or more of one than we already know they are?"

It says that I would be happy to see Pai behind bars because he took away net netrality from many millions of Americans.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2018-04-17 02:06 PM | Reply

- I would be happy to see Pai behind bars

What are Pelosi and Schumer doing about it?

#19 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-17 02:09 PM | Reply

"What are Pelosi and Schumer doing about it?"

^
Tell me if I'm doing this right:
"What's Jill Stein doing about it?"

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-04-17 02:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

What's Trumputz doing about it

#21 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-04-17 02:52 PM | Reply

The entire Trump Administration is trash.

And so are all Trump supporters.

#22 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-04-17 03:08 PM | Reply

"What's Jill Stein doing about it?"
#20 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

She's in Congress now?

#23 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-17 03:17 PM | Reply

What are Pelosi and Schumer doing about it?
#19 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-04-17 03:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

#24 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2018-04-17 03:56 PM

That was actually clever.

#25 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-04-17 04:10 PM | Reply

#24 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

The answer is nothing. But you impressed JeffJ with your Word Jumble cleverness, so there's that.

#26 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-17 04:28 PM | Reply

#5 of course you deflect to Obama.

Idiot.

#27 | Posted by jpw at 2018-04-17 10:04 PM | Reply

#19 sheeple STFU tool bag

#28 | Posted by jpw at 2018-04-17 10:07 PM | Reply

#22 you mean all Trump sheeple?

#29 | Posted by jpw at 2018-04-17 10:08 PM | Reply

- of course you deflect to Obama.

Sorry, JPW. I was triggered by the word fraud in the HL.

I liked Obama, he's a likeable guy. I voted for him in 2008.

But he lied. and he let the bankers go. he was a fraud.

#30 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-17 10:21 PM | Reply

I swear. Everyday there's a new gleaner or crook popping up in Trump Land. Is there not one honest person in that administration? Uh..never mind. I just realized how dumb that question is.

#31 | Posted by paltroon1 at 2018-04-18 01:39 AM | Reply

"So then, your threshold for holding finance criminals accountable is the potential for economic boom?"

In other words, my threshold is based on what is best for millions of Americans instead of a few Libertarians. OK, I plead guilty.

#32 | Posted by danni at 2018-04-18 09:07 AM | Reply

"What are Pelosi and Schumer doing about it?"

Actually dumbass there is a bill in Congress right now, which needs only one additional Republican vote (because all of the Democrats, Independents and Republican Snow have agreed to vote for it) to completely reverse the decision of Pai and the FCC. But thanks for playing stupid. If Dems gain the majority in November it's a done deal and Ajit Pai will probably resign because his position on the FCC will not reward the corporations who bought him his job.

#33 | Posted by danni at 2018-04-18 09:11 AM | Reply

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