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(BBC-US)   Argentinian vice president found guilty of corruption and sentenced to jail. U.S. Justice Department: "Wait, you can do that?"   (bbc.com) divider line
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2022-12-06 8:12:32 PM  
You SHOULD do that
 
2022-12-06 8:57:38 PM  
Read the article subby. The crime was committed most recently in 2015, so it took 7 years to get a conviction, and then there's this:

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2022-12-06 9:54:26 PM  
Yes, but not before, during or after holding office.
 
2022-12-07 12:34:11 AM  

make me some tea: Read the article subby. The crime was committed most recently in 2015, so it took 7 years to get a conviction, and then there's this:

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Good point. Trump wasn't doing anything illegal seven years ago.
 
2022-12-07 12:36:47 AM  
But she is unlikely to serve jail time.

U.S. Justice Department: "Yes, we can do that."
 
2022-12-07 12:40:31 AM  
no va a pasar nada
 
2022-12-07 12:43:23 AM  
Yes, Merrick, you feckless coward, you really can and should but you're about out of time to do so. What a waste.
 
2022-12-07 12:50:16 AM  

make me some tea: Read the article subby. The crime was committed most recently in 2015, so it took 7 years to get a conviction, and then there's this:

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So what you're saying is we don't need to cry for her.
 
2022-12-07 12:57:57 AM  
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiro_Agnew#Criminal_investigation_and_resignation
Under increasing pressure to resign, Agnew took the position that a sitting vice president could not be indicted and met with Speaker of the House Carl Albert on September 25, asking for an investigation. He cited as precedent an 1826 House investigation of Vice President John C. Calhoun, who was alleged to have taken improper payments while a cabinet member. Albert, second in line to the presidency under Agnew, responded that it would be improper for the House to act in a matter before the courts.[175] Agnew also filed a motion to block any indictment on the grounds that he had been prejudiced by improper leaks from the Justice Department, and tried to rally public opinion, giving a speech before a friendly audience in Los Angeles asserting his innocence and attacking the prosecution.[176] Nevertheless, Agnew entered into negotiations for a plea bargain on the condition that he would not serve jail time.[177]

On October 10, 1973, Agnew appeared before the federal court in Baltimore, and pleaded nolo contendere (no contest) to one felony charge, tax evasion, for the year 1967. Richardson agreed that there would be no further prosecution of Agnew, and released a 40-page summary of the evidence. Agnew was fined $10,000 and placed on three years' unsupervised probation. At the same time, Agnew submitted a formal letter of resignation to the Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, and sent a letter to Nixon stating he was resigning in the best interest of the nation. Nixon responded with a letter concurring that the resignation was necessary to avoid a lengthy period of division and uncertainty, and applauding Agnew for his patriotism and dedication to the welfare of the United States.[180]
 
2022-12-07 1:02:58 AM  
To  be fair, he wasn't a member of the republican party, and that's what makes it OK to throw someone in jail.
 
2022-12-07 1:05:15 AM  

mistahtom: no va a pasar nada


We're not even at the stage where a prosecutor commits suicide the day before they're scheduled to present their investigation on government coverup of terrorism to Congress...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Nisman
 
2022-12-07 1:08:59 AM  

HairBolus: [Fark user image 204x262]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiro_Agnew#Criminal_investigation_and_resignation
Under increasing pressure to resign, Agnew took the position that a sitting vice president could not be indicted and met with Speaker of the House Carl Albert on September 25, asking for an investigation. He cited as precedent an 1826 House investigation of Vice President John C. Calhoun, who was alleged to have taken improper payments while a cabinet member. Albert, second in line to the presidency under Agnew, responded that it would be improper for the House to act in a matter before the courts.[175] Agnew also filed a motion to block any indictment on the grounds that he had been prejudiced by improper leaks from the Justice Department, and tried to rally public opinion, giving a speech before a friendly audience in Los Angeles asserting his innocence and attacking the prosecution.[176] Nevertheless, Agnew entered into negotiations for a plea bargain on the condition that he would not serve jail time.[177]

On October 10, 1973, Agnew appeared before the federal court in Baltimore, and pleaded nolo contendere (no contest) to one felony charge, tax evasion, for the year 1967. Richardson agreed that there would be no further prosecution of Agnew, and released a 40-page summary of the evidence. Agnew was fined $10,000 and placed on three years' unsupervised probation. At the same time, Agnew submitted a formal letter of resignation to the Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, and sent a letter to Nixon stating he was resigning in the best interest of the nation. Nixon responded with a letter concurring that the resignation was necessary to avoid a lengthy period of division and uncertainty, and applauding Agnew for his patriotism and dedication to the welfare of the United States.[180]


beat me to it, ya old fart
 
2022-12-07 1:28:05 AM  
She's having one hell of a year.
 
2022-12-07 1:36:58 AM  

foo monkey: make me some tea: Read the article subby. The crime was committed most recently in 2015, so it took 7 years to get a conviction, and then there's this:

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Good point. Trump wasn't doing anything illegal seven years ago.


Cohen gave the testimony that blew the lid off Trump's tax scams in 2019, so 3 years from investigation to conviction on Trump Org is pretty damn quick.
 
2022-12-07 1:43:09 AM  

vudukungfu: You SHOULD do that



"Fernández, 69, was found guilty of 'fraudulent administration' over the awarding of public works contracts to a friend.

But she is unlikely to serve jail time.

Fernández has some immunity via her government roles and is expected to launch a lengthy appeals process.
She has also been banned from public office for life, but will continue in her role as vice-president while the case goes through higher courts.
"


FFS, what crap show.  Sounds like she won't face any punishment WHILE she is currently Vice President for what sounds like some Teapot Dome cronyism type corruption.  She is banned from public office FOR LIFE, yet is still allowed to maintain her position as Vice President which grants her immunity?  This is all so farking stupid.


"Hey everyone, this beotch is corrupt AF and is banned from holding office ever again.  Oh but that doesn't mean she has to quit or be fired right now from the job she can no longer have, because... reasons???  Oh and since she still holds the job she is immune from punishment." DUMB

This is the type of crap that gets you 1/6 type coups.  People in places of power are found to be extremely corrupt, but while they still hold the position they get immunity and thus they will abuse that power to remain in power.   Or if you are in Israel stupid people will just re-elect, because the corrupt facsists are in control of too much media to spin how being corrupt is A-ok.
 
2022-12-07 1:46:21 AM  

make me some tea: The crime was committed most recently in 2015, so it took 7 years to get a conviction...


She was charged for those offenses in 2018.

But do keep making excuses for the DOJ's inexcusable inaction. It's super inspiring and patriotic.
 
2022-12-07 2:07:16 AM  

tekmo: make me some tea: The crime was committed most recently in 2015, so it took 7 years to get a conviction...

She was charged for those offenses in 2018.

But do keep making excuses for the DOJ's inexcusable inaction. It's super inspiring and patriotic.


Stop making shiat up
 
2022-12-07 2:09:50 AM  

tekmo: make me some tea: The crime was committed most recently in 2015, so it took 7 years to get a conviction...

She was charged for those offenses in 2018.

But do keep making excuses for the DOJ's inexcusable inaction. It's super inspiring and patriotic.


Regarding DOJ performance, we're seeing on average a 3yr turnaround on the investigation to verdict/plea cycle. You may differ in opinion, but my view is that we're doing way better than Argentina at the moment.
 
2022-12-07 2:13:29 AM  

make me some tea: tekmo: make me some tea: The crime was committed most recently in 2015, so it took 7 years to get a conviction...

She was charged for those offenses in 2018.

But do keep making excuses for the DOJ's inexcusable inaction. It's super inspiring and patriotic.

Regarding DOJ performance, we're seeing on average a 3yr turnaround on the investigation to verdict/plea cycle. You may differ in opinion, but my view is that we're doing way better than Argentina at the moment.


Don't you get it? "Nothing" is "happening" and despite all available evidence this will be repeated loudly at every opportunity.
 
2022-12-07 2:18:34 AM  

make me some tea: tekmo: make me some tea: The crime was committed most recently in 2015, so it took 7 years to get a conviction...

She was charged for those offenses in 2018.

But do keep making excuses for the DOJ's inexcusable inaction. It's super inspiring and patriotic.

Regarding DOJ performance, we're seeing on average a 3yr turnaround on the investigation to verdict/plea cycle. You may differ in opinion, but my view is that we're doing way better than Argentina at the moment.


We're at a 0% investigation, indictment, prosecution, let alone conviction rate for Americans who on live television before every one of our incredulous eyeballs incited a mob to storm the Capitol of the United States in order to overthrow American democracy in real time.

Donald Trump by the way claims to have recently refurbished and restored to flight his privately-owned 757 passenger jet.
 
2022-12-07 2:37:03 AM  
STOP HARASSING MERRICK GARLAND YOU EEYORE DOOMSUBBY
 
2022-12-07 3:04:52 AM  

wademh: beat me to it, ya old fart


All I could recall was that it became know that Agnew had been taking kickbacks so he wound up resigning.
I had to look up whether he was prosecuted and punished.

I figured others might also like the details.

Those were the days when a slap on the wrist was sufficient punishment because Agnew could never show his face in public again and in embarrassment slunk off to obscurity.
 
2022-12-07 3:06:59 AM  

HairBolus: wademh: beat me to it, ya old fart

All I could recall was that it became know that Agnew had been taking kickbacks so he wound up resigning.
I had to look up whether he was prosecuted and punished.

I figured others might also like the details.

Those were the days when a slap on the wrist was sufficient punishment because Agnew could never show his face in public again and in embarrassment slunk off to obscurity.


Now it's worn a heroic cape of stiggit.
 
2022-12-07 4:41:50 AM  

BuckTurgidson: HairBolus: wademh: beat me to it, ya old fart

All I could recall was that it became know that Agnew had been taking kickbacks so he wound up resigning.
I had to look up whether he was prosecuted and punished.

I figured others might also like the details.

Those were the days when a slap on the wrist was sufficient punishment because Agnew could never show his face in public again and in embarrassment slunk off to obscurity.

Now it's worn a heroic cape of stiggit.


no regerts
 
2022-12-07 5:50:30 AM  

make me some tea: Read the article subby. The crime was committed most recently in 2015, so it took 7 years to get a conviction, and then there's this:

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Didn't someone try and shoot her in the face this year?

Maybe just go to jail.  You get out of jail.  You don't get out of the forever box.
 
2022-12-07 6:52:25 AM  
Not many comments here.

Must be a typical, south of the border marxist.


W/O even looking, I'm guessing I'm right.
 
2022-12-07 7:18:32 AM  
Justice department seen quickly opening an investigation into Kamala Harris.
 
2022-12-07 8:50:37 AM  

make me some tea: Read the article subby. The crime was committed most recently in 2015, so it took 7 years to get a conviction, and then there's this:

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Yeah, but at least they were willing to do it. In the US, we've decided the President is untouchable.
 
2022-12-07 9:27:17 AM  
I don't know about Joe, but Barry.....

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2022-12-07 12:22:25 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: make me some tea: Read the article subby. The crime was committed most recently in 2015, so it took 7 years to get a conviction, and then there's this:

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Yeah, but at least they were willing to do it. In the US, we've decided the President is untouchable.


[citation needed]
 
2022-12-07 12:23:15 PM  

BuckTurgidson: make me some tea: tekmo: make me some tea: The crime was committed most recently in 2015, so it took 7 years to get a conviction...

She was charged for those offenses in 2018.

But do keep making excuses for the DOJ's inexcusable inaction. It's super inspiring and patriotic.

Regarding DOJ performance, we're seeing on average a 3yr turnaround on the investigation to verdict/plea cycle. You may differ in opinion, but my view is that we're doing way better than Argentina at the moment.

We're at a 0% investigation, indictment, prosecution, let alone conviction rate for Americans who on live television before every one of our incredulous eyeballs incited a mob to storm the Capitol of the United States in order to overthrow American democracy in real time.

Donald Trump by the way claims to have recently refurbished and restored to flight his privately-owned 757 passenger jet.


dawhut?

https://seditiontracker.com/suspects/by_status
 
2022-12-07 12:43:57 PM  

qorkfiend: Stop making shiat up


Stop saying that shiat to people who are stating demonstrable, provable facts.

If I am incorrect about the year of her indictment for these offenses, by all means, please share the correct info.

Instead of just flinging poop.
 
2022-12-07 12:49:02 PM  

make me some tea: Regarding DOJ performance, we're seeing on average a 3yr turnaround on the investigation to verdict/plea cycle.


LOL.

Yeah, all those "parading without a permit" deals were a real home-run for the DOJ.

Attaboys all around!

So much better than some dumb South American country that actually indicts and convicts elected officials for their open and obvious corruption.
 
2022-12-07 11:04:57 PM  
Look at all these other countries that have this great justice that America for some reason doesn't, despite having laws on the books for many years against assholes trying to overthrow the government.
 
2022-12-08 12:02:33 AM  

make me some tea: BuckTurgidson: make me some tea: tekmo: make me some tea: The crime was committed most recently in 2015, so it took 7 years to get a conviction...

She was charged for those offenses in 2018.

But do keep making excuses for the DOJ's inexcusable inaction. It's super inspiring and patriotic.

Regarding DOJ performance, we're seeing on average a 3yr turnaround on the investigation to verdict/plea cycle. You may differ in opinion, but my view is that we're doing way better than Argentina at the moment.

We're at a 0% investigation, indictment, prosecution, let alone conviction rate for Americans who on live television before every one of our incredulous eyeballs incited a mob to storm the Capitol of the United States in order to overthrow American democracy in real time.

Donald Trump by the way claims to have recently refurbished and restored to flight his privately-owned 757 passenger jet.

dawhut?

https://seditiontracker.com/suspects/by_status


Having trouble finding the details for Donald J. Trump who is still at large, Rudolph Giuliani who is still at large, Donald Trump Jr. who is still at large, John Eastman who is still at large, Rep. Mo Brooks who is still at large, Madison Cawthorn who is still at large, Sen. Josh Hawley who is still at large, and on and on.
 
2022-12-08 1:45:33 AM  

BuckTurgidson: make me some tea: BuckTurgidson: make me some tea: tekmo: make me some tea: The crime was committed most recently in 2015, so it took 7 years to get a conviction...

She was charged for those offenses in 2018.

But do keep making excuses for the DOJ's inexcusable inaction. It's super inspiring and patriotic.

Regarding DOJ performance, we're seeing on average a 3yr turnaround on the investigation to verdict/plea cycle. You may differ in opinion, but my view is that we're doing way better than Argentina at the moment.

We're at a 0% investigation, indictment, prosecution, let alone conviction rate for Americans who on live television before every one of our incredulous eyeballs incited a mob to storm the Capitol of the United States in order to overthrow American democracy in real time.

Donald Trump by the way claims to have recently refurbished and restored to flight his privately-owned 757 passenger jet.

dawhut?

https://seditiontracker.com/suspects/by_status

Having trouble finding the details for Donald J. Trump who is still at large, Rudolph Giuliani who is still at large, Donald Trump Jr. who is still at large, John Eastman who is still at large, Rep. Mo Brooks who is still at large, Madison Cawthorn who is still at large, Sen. Josh Hawley who is still at large, and on and on.


Are you aware of the investigations having all of the possible evidence gathered yet and an airtight prosecution prepared for all of those characters? I haven't heard anything.
 
2022-12-08 1:48:07 AM  

make me some tea: BuckTurgidson: make me some tea: BuckTurgidson: make me some tea: tekmo: make me some tea: The crime was committed most recently in 2015, so it took 7 years to get a conviction...

She was charged for those offenses in 2018.

But do keep making excuses for the DOJ's inexcusable inaction. It's super inspiring and patriotic.

Regarding DOJ performance, we're seeing on average a 3yr turnaround on the investigation to verdict/plea cycle. You may differ in opinion, but my view is that we're doing way better than Argentina at the moment.

We're at a 0% investigation, indictment, prosecution, let alone conviction rate for Americans who on live television before every one of our incredulous eyeballs incited a mob to storm the Capitol of the United States in order to overthrow American democracy in real time.

Donald Trump by the way claims to have recently refurbished and restored to flight his privately-owned 757 passenger jet.

dawhut?

https://seditiontracker.com/suspects/by_status

Having trouble finding the details for Donald J. Trump who is still at large, Rudolph Giuliani who is still at large, Donald Trump Jr. who is still at large, John Eastman who is still at large, Rep. Mo Brooks who is still at large, Madison Cawthorn who is still at large, Sen. Josh Hawley who is still at large, and on and on.

Are you aware of the investigations having all of the possible evidence gathered yet and an airtight prosecution prepared for all of those characters? I haven't heard anything.


Nope, me either.
 
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