Skip to comments.BREAKING: Word in Chicago: Patrick Fitzgerald heading RICO investigation of ACORN and BHO campaign
Posted on 10/08/2008 11:40:53 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary
Tonight we talked to someone who works in the federal courts here in Chicago.
The buzz in those corridors is that federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has been leading a team of FBI investigators in 10 states working on a RICO case.
Today, it was announced that ACORN is being investigated in 10 states.
Thats one Hell of a coincidence.
We asked why Fitzgerald would be involved in this, because hes the prosecutor on the Tony Rezko case and we arent aware of ACORN being investigated in Illinois.
We were told that ACORN was investigated in Illinois years ago, and it was a Fitzgerald case then. This means ACORNs activities today, involving a conspiracy to commit multi-state voter fraud on SoetorObamas behalf, are an extension of that previous ACORN case.
Our source in federal courts said, Any crime that involves more than two people and is carried out across state lines qualifies as a corrupt organization. The fact that those Goodwill donations were made in Texas and received at Obama headquarters in Chicago or Washington means it qualifies for RICO.
The Goodwill donations referred to above are the $228 million in undocumented, unverified campaign contributions the SoetorObama camp has received which the McCain campaigned filed a complaint to the FEC on this past Monday.
Weve also heard that the Clinton campaign filed complaints to the FBI and other federal agencies over SoetorObamas fraud in the Iowa, Texas and other caucuses: voter intimidation, registration fraud, and other illegal activities.
The last thing we were told tonight in regards to all of this was that the meme here is a tying together of all these various threads. Thats what you will see in the last weeks of the campaign: all things being tied together.
If everything rumored here is true, it looks like David Axelrod, Howard Dean, Donna Brazile, SoetorObama himself, and possibly even Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid were all involved, together, in massive RICO violations, and thus federal fraud, if the DNC and party leadership knew what the SoetorObama campaign and ACORN were up to and allowed it to proceed. Knowledge of federal crimes being committed makes all parties accessories to those crimes and part of the conspiracy to defraud the public.
THAT would certainly be one Hell of a shock tomorrow morning.
Are they tying Obama to it or are they trying to put distance between him and Acorn like they have done here. What has been said so far here they are trying to lay the grand canyon between him and any voter fraud.
The DEMS just tried to give them billions of our dollars. Bring them to court also.
They MUST indict BEFORE the election because Obama would pardon all of them if elected. I want to see Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and the others mentioned in handcuffs!
Must be truth squads up here too. We never see any of this reported on local news.
If this RICO thing is real, then it was definitely in process when that gift to ACORN was added to the bill.
Wouldn’t that be known by the Dems? They do have members and chairs on all the committees. If it was known by the Dems, wouldn’t it be a case of accessory? What would the ACORN gift be, other than an attempt to pad the account of the organization to use in attempting to tie up prosecution in court?
Gifting monies to an organized crime outfit while it’s under investigation tends to be a crime, doesn’t it?
My money is on this never happening. not enough time before the election—aand the investigation will be killed after the election.
The quotes (here in Japan) I have seen are tying him TO it. Or rather, repeating the GOP charges that some funny business is going on. I dont see them driving a Grand Canyon between Obama and that ACORN or overseas donor corruption, not yet at least.
Nothing will happen BEFORE the election and then it will be to late..............................
Section 1962. Prohibited activities
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person who has received any income derived, directly or indirectly, from a pattern of racketeering activity or through collection of an unlawful debt in which such person has participated as a principal within the meaning of section 2, title 18, United States Code, to use or invest, directly or indirectly, any part of such income, or the proceeds of such income, in acquisition of any interest in, or the establishment or operation of, any enterprise which is engaged in, or the activities of which affect, interstate or foreign commerce.
A purchase of securities on the open market for purposes of investment, and without the intention of controlling or participating in the control of the issuer, or of assisting another to do so, shall not be unlawful under this subsection if the securities of the issuer held by the purchaser, the members of his immediate family, and his or their accomplices in any pattern or racketeering activity or the collection of an unlawful debt after such purchase do not amount in the aggregate to one percent of the outstanding securities of any one class, and do not confer, either in law or in fact, the power to elect one or more directors of the issuer.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person through a pattern of racketeering activity or through collection of an unlawful debt to acquire or maintain, directly or indirectly, any interest in or control of any enterprise which is engaged in, or the activities of which affect, interstate or foreign commerce.
(c) It shall be unlawful for any person employed by or associated with any enterprise engaged in, or the activities of which affect, interstate or foreign commerce, to conduct or participate, directly or indirectly, in the conduct of such enterprise’s affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity or collection of unlawful debt.
(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to conspire to violate any of the provisions of subsection (a), (b), or (c) of this section.
BREAKING: ACORN ‘RICO’ed?
[Source: a Hillary forum]
“ACORNy times we live in” ping.
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HA! I hope it is. This is what I predicted for the October Surprise in the October Surprise thread!
And the BO [my plane stinks] CAMPAIGN BEING ‘RICO’ed?
[Source — a Hillary forum]
McCain camp is going to be on Fox & Friends telling what the big news is. They just announced it, but they did not say how soon.
True. Colonel (Ret) Riley nailed Obama with his short article. Here is a link to the piece . It is 1/3 down.
thanks, it’s almost 9.30pm in Oz, I’ve been in front of the screen for more than 12 hours...this could be the best news I’ve heard all day!
If I’m not mistaken, RICO is designed to move fast in order to throw a net over mobsters. But yes, if this report is correct, there would be a knee jerk temptation to ‘new tone’ this ‘close to the vest’ into the ‘sweet by and by’.
It was passed in its initial form in 1970. Ironically, Joe Biden played a major role while chairman of the judiciary committee in introducing at least one law related to public corruption; Title 18 U.S. Code Section 1346:
Section 1346. Definition of "scheme or artifice to defraud"
For the purposes of this chapter, the term "scheme or artifice to defraud" includes a scheme or artifice to deprive another of the intangible right of honest services.
You really care about this ACORNy country, I take it?
God bless you, Mr. Nerks.
Hope it’s true!
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