Follow Up: Two Philadelphia Dem Lawmakers Charged In Sting Probe…

You might remember way back in March 2014 when a Philadelphia DA made the decision not to pursue charges against Philadelphia politicians who were caught in a bribery sting. The reason the DA didn’t want to press charges was specifically because during the sting only the black politicians would take the bribes.

The bribes were offered to all politicians but only the black politicians took them, therefore the PA State Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, another Democrat, shut down the sting. The DA dropped the Grand Jury stating the sting itself was racist. The media embarrassed the prosecutors office, the DA was replaced, and the Grand Jury assigned.

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update-1PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia prosecutors announced criminal charges Tuesday against two more elected officials swept up in the undercover sting investigation that state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane had argued could not be successfully prosecuted.

District Attorney Seth Williams announced conspiracy, bribery and conflict of interest charges against state Reps. Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ronald G. Waters, both Philadelphia Democrats, for accepting cash from an undercover operative.

In announcing the charges, Williams had harsh words for Kane, who he said had to be forced through “judicial intervention” to turn over key documents in the case.

As for Kane’s assertions that the sting investigation, begun by her predecessors, racially targeted elected officials, Williams said they were false, and that he was “disgusted” by them.[…]

According to sources, Waters is currently exploring a deal with prosecutors under which he would plead guilty to the felony charge of conflict of interest, but a bribery charge would be dropped.

While such a conviction would require Waters to step down from office, it would protect him from the loss of his state pension. A bribery conviction would cost him his pension.

It was unclear whether any negotiated plea would call for him to serve time behind bars.

Williams’ announcement brings to three the number of Philadelphia Democrats implicated in the sting to face charges. Two others – state Reps. Louise Williams Bishop and Michelle Brownlee – remain under the grand jury’s scrutiny.[…]

The plan to charge Waters and Brown will mark another professionally embarrassing moment for state Attorney General Kane, who earlier this year dared Williams, a fellow Democrat, to take on a case that she at one point characterized as “dead on arrival.”

Kane could not be reached for immediate comment.

Kane shuttered the sting in 2013, without bringing any charges and without informing the state Ethics Commission that the investigation had allegedly caught the four legislators, as well as a former city Traffic Court judge, Thomasine Tynes, on tape accepting cash or gifts.

The details of the case were buried in sealed court files.  (READ MORE)

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28 Responses to Follow Up: Two Philadelphia Dem Lawmakers Charged In Sting Probe…

  1. Be Ge says:

    sting probes be rayciss.

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  2. John Galt says:

    “undercover sting investigation”

    That only busted black Democrats? What did they do, have James O’Keefe walk in dressed as a pimp and offer them a sack of cash?

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  3. ZurichMike says:

    I just went to see The Hobbit: Battle of the FIve Armies. Best scene (backstory from the appendices of The Lord of the Rings) was when a weakened Lady Galadriel rallied and cast Sauron out of Dol Goldur. This is what America is like now: Lady Liberty is very weak, and I hope and pray she will rally to cast out evil before it is too late.

    This story is a good start.

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  4. my66 says:

    …gangstas in better drag…

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  5. amwick says:

    Funny, I didn’t hear about this on CNN. Anyway, thanks for the update.

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  6. partyzantski says:

    Is it conceivable that the State Atty General was using the sting structure to funnel cash to loyalists? Consider that taxpayer funds went to these highly esteemed members of the BGI, a sham investigation was quashed and the recipients of the misdirected largesse would have gotten away with it, if it were not for some meddlesome people?

    Was the Atty General dismissive of the issue because of “race”? That would then mean that much is not prosecuted there based upon the black privilege social construct.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Part, the investigation was started by the former AG/Governor, Tom Corbit. All of the main players in the City of Philly are black. These are the same people who ran through 650 MILLION Dollars in ’09 from Obola took them 3 years to do it. The AG needs the voter corruption in Philly, she had it ’12, Kathy Kane is looking to challenge Sen (RINO) Tommey in ’16. There are good people in Philly who want to clean this trash up, she was just taking out her voter protection insurance by discontinuing this investigation. Philly is a microcosm of Detroit, the only safe place is the Independence Mall, and that’s in broad daylight. As I said below, Bill Clinton just brought in some of his good old boys from AK to run the AG’s office. More to follow……..

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  7. elvischupacabra says:

    Democrats! Democrats! Democrats!
    Democrats! Democrats! Democrats!
    Democrats! Democrats! Democrats!

    The party of trickle-down misery and trickle-up corruption!

    RICO Statutes!
    RICO Statutes!
    RICO Statutes!

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  8. yakmaster2 says:

    Kane and those corrupt politicians she was protecting have learned that, yes indeed, a change in regime does have consequences. Even in Philly.

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    • yakmaster2 says:

      Now looking forward to a national regime change beginning 2017. (Call me naieve, but my ‘hope springs eternal.’)

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Maybe, we will see, FAST Eddie Rendell, denied AG Corbits’ request for more State Troopers to help with the Sandusky investigation. Kane when running for the AGs office in’12, accused him of stonewalling this investigation, after she spent 300K Corbit was doing the job, and lacked investigated help.

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  9. Lars says:

    Trannies have rights too you know.

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  10. Not prosecuting for political reason is not obstruction how again?

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  11. Ursula says:

    I hear Kathleen Kane is cheating on her husband. She is an awful AG and relied on Kane trucking money to run for office.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      I heard that too, She is back, or was backed by the Scranton/ Lackawanna county Mafia. That’s how Bill Clinton joined her campaign. She just testified to a state grand jury about releasing grad jury testimony. Now the big guns are in her office, Bill Clinton’s good old boys from Arkansas are now running the AGs office in Hbg. Kathy and her twin sister! the issue with Candy Kane, she opens her big mouth, and puts that big foot in. I could write volumes about her, when was the last time she prosecuted a case, not when she was county DA, and well I have said enough with the proper references.

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  12. Lionel Verney says:

    I love the insane “thinking” of the left … ” bribes were offered to ALL politicians, but only BLACK politicians took them” … yeah … dat beez raciss!😂 Next they’ll be blaming the new DA who’s bringing the charges for being racist … only problem … if Obolo had a son he’d look just like the DA!

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  13. nivico says:

    More ‘disparate impact’ nonsense…

    Though I do have to say that, unless there’s more to the story, it does sound like coercion/entrapment:

    “Entrapment is a complete defense to a criminal charge, on the theory that “Government agents may not originate a criminal design, implant in an innocent person’s mind the disposition to commit a criminal act, and then induce commission of the crime so that the Government may prosecute.” Jacobson v. United States, 503 U.S. 540, 548 (1992). A valid entrapment defense has two related elements: (1) government inducement of the crime, and (2) the defendant’s lack of predisposition to engage in the criminal conduct. Mathews v. United States, 485 U.S. 58, 63 (1988). Of the two elements, predisposition is by far the more important.”

    Even though the cases may not be prosecutable, though, their willingness to accept bribes should certainly be enough to kick them out of office and take away their pensions.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      I respect you opinion, you have to consider everybody in City/County of Philadelphia in elected positions, majority are Black, think Detroit.

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  14. czarowniczy says:

    “…only the black politicians would take the bribes.” So they discovered what we all know, pols are crooks and if you arrested every crooked black pol you’d dry up the pool. There are honest white and black pols, precious few I’m betting, the white ones just knew better how to sniff out stings in this case. No shortage of either (actually, yeah, there is a shortage) of pols of either race in jails across the country, just not enough being caught and sentenced to public stoning. DO NOT confuse that sentence with the one the late Marion Barry had – being stoned in public – a difference.

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  15. Millwright says:

    The law is supposed to be “color blind” (at least until the Obama Administration came into power.) . Do the crime, do the time. All these folks swore the same oath. Contrariwise, If we accept the (liberal/progressive) – and that publicly espoused by our USAG -premise they are then it isn’t . >Millwright

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  16. tovex11 says:

    The BGI will accept nothing less than their constituents ability to commit felonies at will without repercussion.

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  17. Ursula says:

    Col.(R) Ken you really know Lackawann/Scranton. Pa is a very corrupt state, 5th in the country I last read.

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