Once again, progressive communist democrats use their positions and our money to personally and professionally profit from the system – at your expense…
From the indictment: "As a public official employed by the County, defendant RIDLEY-THOMAS owed a fiduciary duty to the citizens of the County to perform the duties and responsibilities of his office free from bias, conflicts of interest, self-enrichment, self-dealing, concealment, deceit, fraud, kickbacks, and bribery."
L.A. Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas and ex-USC dean indicted on bribery charges
Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas was indicted Wednesday on federal charges that he took bribes from a USC dean in exchange for directing millions of dollars in public funding to the university when he was on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
Ridley-Thomas is accused of conspiring with Marilyn Louise Flynn, who at the time was dean of USC’s School of Social Work, to steer county money to the university in return for admitting his son Sebastian into the graduate school with a full-tuition scholarship and a paid professorship.
Ridley-Thomas, 66, one of the most powerful figures in Los Angeles politics, is the third L.A. City Council member to face federal corruption charges over the last two years. In a 20-count indictment, he and Flynn face charges of conspiracy, bribery and mail and wire fraud. <Source>
I guess they didn’t want to pay their “fair share” of taxes…
Top California labor official and husband accused of grand theft, embezzlement and tax evasion
The California attorney general’s office has filed felony charges against the executive director of the state’s largest labor union, alleging that an investigation into possible campaign finance violations revealed that Alma Hernández and her husband underreported their income by more than $1.4 million to evade taxes.
Hernández resigned as executive director of the Service Employees International Union California State Council, ending her 11-year tenure leading the 700,000-member organization’s advocacy work at the state Capitol, where it’s considered one of the most powerful forces in politics.
“Working people deserve leaders they can depend on to help them achieve these goals at the bargaining table and through political advocacy, but also leaders they can trust,” Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta said. “When there is reason to believe trust has been broken and crimes have been committed, we have an ethical duty to investigate — we owe that to the people of California.” <Source>
What is it about politicians who believe they are above the law and entitled to steal from the public?
We are so screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell