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(The Philadelphia Inquirer)   Abscam? Now there's a name I haven't heard for a long time. TFA offers bonus game of guess-the-political-party   (inquirer.com) divider line
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2020-05-28 9:43:50 AM  
I remembered!

Finally, Trump gets some real liberal voter fraud to complain about.
 
2020-05-28 9:50:25 AM  
Abscam kicked off the legalization of bribery in America.  So it was quite a scandal.
 
2020-05-28 9:52:11 AM  
In Philly there is only one party... no need to waste ink.
 
2020-05-28 10:00:21 AM  
My former congressman was in that.  Jack "unindicted coconspirator" Murtha.  I met him a couple times.  He brought in his share of pork for our district but crooked as a dog's hind leg.
 
2020-05-28 11:12:02 AM  

nekom: My former congressman was in that.  Jack "unindicted coconspirator" Murtha.  I met him a couple times.  He brought in his share of pork for our district but crooked as a dog's hind leg.


Lots of buildings with his (or his wife's) name on them.
 
2020-05-28 11:17:05 AM  
abscam?  that's a youtube channel for people showing off their six packs right?
 
2020-05-28 11:37:05 AM  
I bet it was the Constitution Party or maybe the Prohibition Party.
 
2020-05-28 11:39:10 AM  
Abs Cam? 1970s?
What?
Where are the shirtless dudes?

Make memes of it so folks born after 1985 can understand.
 
2020-05-28 11:39:39 AM  
AbScam.  Kinda looks like this guy, no?
 
2020-05-28 11:40:08 AM  

DrD'isInfotainment: AbScam.  Kinda looks like this guy, no?


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2020-05-28 11:43:22 AM  
Genesis - Abacab
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2020-05-28 11:46:38 AM  

ifky: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/QbjfesCI​254]


Came here expecting this.

/Don't you think I'd find out?
 
2020-05-28 11:49:14 AM  
Years ago I read Joseph Stedino's book. He wrote that it was comically how inept these folks were as criminals who thought they were dealing with the Mafia, but would not or could not follow directions.

Good read: http://ernesthancock.com/Desert_Sting​.​pdf
 
2020-05-28 12:08:36 PM  
I remember this, although only vaguely since I was real young at the time.  Between this and Trump mentioning the Keating 5 a couple years ago and Ollie North briefly being NRA president, it's been a great couple years for 80s political criminals.
 
2020-05-28 12:11:47 PM  

edmo: Finally, Trump gets some real liberal voter fraud to complain about.


Unfortunately for him, according to TFA, "DeMuro fraudulently stuffed the ballot box by literally standing in a voting booth and voting over and over, as fast as he could, while he thought the coast was clear. "

So basically this is fraud that wouldn't have worked with a mail-in election. Womp womp.
 
2020-05-28 12:51:45 PM  
Abscam, when the Republicans in the FBI decided to target a bunch of Democratic pols into order to help the GOP.  There's your real deep state, sheeple
 
2020-05-28 12:59:34 PM  
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2020-05-28 1:10:02 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Abs Cam? 1970s?
What?
Where are the shirtless dudes?

Make memes of it so folks born after 1985 can understand.


There's a movie inspired by it.
American Hustle Official TRAILER 1 (2013) - Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence Movie HD
Youtube ST7a1aK_lG0
 
2020-05-28 1:22:22 PM  

RedT: Years ago I read Joseph Stedino's book. He wrote that it was comically how inept these folks were as criminals who thought they were dealing with the Mafia, but would not or could not follow directions.

Good read: http://ernesthancock.com/Desert_Sting.​pdf


(Clicks link) Hadn't heard of that one, but it sounds like a different scandal (albeit one whose name was likely inspired by Abscam).

Good read? 700 pages, but very few words per page... hard to judge how long this thing really is.
 
2020-05-28 1:37:26 PM  
 
2020-05-28 3:47:20 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Abscam kicked off the legalization of bribery in America.  So it was quite a scandal.


Full legalization of bribery is 21st century, long after Abscam (Carter era).  Even Newt Gingrich got in trouble for too much shenanigans in elaborate campaign donation laundry into his own pockets.
 
2020-05-28 4:03:35 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Marcus Aurelius: Abscam kicked off the legalization of bribery in America.  So it was quite a scandal.

Full legalization of bribery is 21st century, long after Abscam (Carter era).  Even Newt Gingrich got in trouble for too much shenanigans in elaborate campaign donation laundry into his own pockets.


True, but it started the ball rolling.
 
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