Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Senator Resigned Due to Corruption

Dear mouse,

Aside from John Grisham and Patterson, I also like Steve Martini when it comes to Mystery suspense thriller.

I will not be discussing with you how good he is as a writer. I will not be discussing with you the novel. I am just curious of the story plot of one of his novels made into a movie for TV where one of the main characters, a Senator whose wife was murdered was being protected from being subjected to investigation by no less than (the lawyer found later) the FBI).

Thru his sleuth, the defense lawyer of the accused found out that the Senator was under investigation for corruption. Silent, closed door investigation.

I thought, that this is fiction. Not in real life maybe. Then I read this news:

The Senator is a real person. The corruption is real.

The news said:

The fallout has led to multiple arrests, and state Sen. John Ford has resigned from office after more than 30 years in the Senate. Besides Ford, Sens. Kathryn Bowers and Ward Crutchfield; Rep. Chris Newton; and former state Sen. Roscoe Dixon were charged with taking bribes from a phony company created by the FBI.

This is getting more interesting as we can relate the jueteng to their illegal bingo operators greasing the pockets of the officials.

A two-year FBI sting operation nicknamed the "Tennessee Waltz" has led to the arrest of several lawmakers. But the probe isn't the state's first dance with scandal. Government corruption cases dot the past three decades of Tennessee history. In the 1970s, the "TennPar" investigation found that associates of then-Gov. Ray Blanton were selling pardons, while another corruption probe in the late '80s and early '90s broke up illegal gambling rings run by bingo operators
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The Ca t prays:

Sana ganoon din sa atin, closed door,gather evidence muna (not only based on the testimonies of whistleblowers)that there is indeed corruption going on bago ilabas sa media.

Siste, pati yong hindi naman artistang Senador at Congressman, gusto palaging nasa limelight at posible nasa TV kaya probe ng probe kahit ang mga ebidensiya ay hindi sapat ipako ang mga may kasalanan.

The Ca t

5 Comments:

At 10:51 PM, Blogger infraternam meam said...

if corruptions can only be investigated and be proven in Pinas, the entire upper and lower house of govt. including the city officials will have to resigning or be sent to jail for corruption. we need a law in the Phils. that wil also sent to jail people who are corrupting the public officials and public servants. where on earth can you find govt and city officials who only owns a small house before campaining as local politicians, and then suddenly owning a house at Ayala Alabang or the most exclusive condo as soon as elected.during the time of Pres. Ramos, the Prince MInister of Singapore came to the Phils. and i will never forget what he said in an interview on Phils. TV. he was saying in Singapore, they investigate city officials who amass great wealth after being elected. he even blatantly said that it is only in the Phils. that one can see an elected govt officials who becomes rich immediately after being elected and being seated in office.

ayan, na involve na naman ako!!!

 
At 4:26 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

hehehe,
talaga namang involved ka palagi.

 
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