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This is an interesting look at the legal predicaments of some major anti gun players....
Morial v. Smith & Wesson, Corp., 2000 WL248364 (La. Civil Dist. Ct. 2000)
January 2008 – Roy Rodney, lawyer and advisor to former Mayor Marc Morial, pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor charge of failure to file income tax returns.
September 2007 – Jacques Morial, younger brother of former Mayor Marc Morial, pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor charges of failing to file federal income tax returns
Restaurateur and Morial pal Stan "Pampy" Barré and former city property management director Kerry DeCay, received federal indictments for allegedly skimming hundreds of thousands of dollars from a massive energy-management contract with Johnson Controls Inc. that was quietly led by Mayor Morial toward the end of his eight-year tenure. Barré and Walker were each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, three counts of mail fraud, five counts of money laundering and one count of obstruction of justice.
City of Chicago v. Beretta U.S.A. Corp. et al., No. 98 CH 15596 (Ill. Cir. Court, Cook County 2000)
February 2007 – Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago is added as defendant to federal civil lawsuit accusing city officials of covering up torture of dozens of criminal suspects by police officers on South Side in 1970s and 1980s; Daley, who is seeking his sixth term as mayor, was Cook County's top prosecutor in early 1980s
September 2005 – City officials under Mayor Daly indicted for rigging the hiring and promotion process in Chicago City Hall. The indictment alleged, they and other schemers ran the sham hiring system to give jobs and promotions to "preselected" individuals. People were awarded jobs and promotions in exchange for their work on behalf of the political campaigns of candidates for mayor, alderman, Congress, statewide office and the Illinois General Assembly.
Ganim v. Smith & Wesson Corp., et al., 1999 WL 1241909 (Conn. Super. 1999)
March 2003 – Former Mayor Joseph Ganim was convicted of 16 counts of racketeering, bribery, extortion, mail fraud and tax fraud. Ganim was given 9 years in jail and ordered pay a fine of $150,000 and restitution of $148,617.
New York State
People of The State of New York v. Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc., et al., No. 402586/00 (Sup. Ct. New York Aug. 10, 2001)
March 2008 – Eliot Spitzer, former New York State Attorney General and former New York State Governor, implicated in a prostitution ring. Federal prosecutors have yet to decide whether to bring charges.
Mayor Sharpe v. Arcadia Machine & Tool, et al., No. ESX-L-6059-99 (N.J. Super. Ct. Law Div., Dec. 10, 2001)
July 2007 – Former Mayor Sharpe James in a 33-count indictment was charged with corruption involving land sales and allegations that he spent more than $58,000 on himself and several women using city-issued credit cards during personal trips and vacations to such places as Martha’s Vineyard, Rio de Janeiro, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
City of Philadelphia v. Beretta U.S.A. Corp., 126 F. Supp. 2d 882 (E.D. Pa. 2000)
2004 - Under Mayor John Street, a former city treasurer, an influential lawyer, two Commerce Bank executives and eight others face charges of fraud and extortion after the federal probe into whether political supporters were favored in awarding contracts for city business.
2006 - Mayor James Street’s older brother, Milton, charged with fraud and tax evasion in connection with his business dealings at Philadelphia International Airport.
White v. Smith & Wesson, Corp. et al., 97 F. Supp.2d 816 (N.D. Ohio 2000)
A grand jury indicted four people in connection with real estate partnerships that involved former Mayor Michael R. White, but declined to indict the Mayor. The Mayor was investigated for possible unlawful interest in a public contract.
City of Atlanta v. Smith & Wesson, Corp. et al., 99VS0149217J
August 2004 - Former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell was indicted on racketeering, bribery and wire fraud charges following a five-year federal investigation into corruption during his years at City Hall. Campbell, was accused of accepting tens of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions, cash, travel and home improvements in exchange for city contracts. Campbell is sentenced to two and a half years in prison and fined $6,300 for tax evasion.
Los Angeles and San Francisco
The People of the State of California v. ARCADIA MACHINE & TOOL, et al. (3 cases consolidated)
Melvyn Weiss and William S. Lerach, former partners of the law firm Milberg Weiss -- the firm responsible for representing numerous cities (including Los Angeles and San Francisco) in litigation against lawful firearms manufacturers -- have each been found guilty of paying illegal kickbacks to plaintiffs and then lying about it repeatedly to the courts. The frivolous lawsuits filed by Milberg Weiss, seeking to hold lawful firearms manufacturers responsible for the actions of criminals, led to the passage of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
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Nice compilation and fun reading! A lot of poetic justice there!
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
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Pretty much sums up the liberal motto:do as I say,not as I do.
"The right of the whole people, old and young, men, women and boys, and not militia only, to keep and bear arms of every description, not such merely as are used by the militia, shall not be infringed, curtailed, or broken in upon, in the smallest degree..."
Nunn v. State GA 1848
We sure don't want these guys to be the only ones left with guns...
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