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Old 04-21-2010, 11:27 AM
 
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Government attorney in Los Angeles is convicted of taking bribes from illegal immigrants - latimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/immigration/la-me-ice-attorney-20100420,0,5805216.story - broken link) Another traitor.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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60 illegals listed in the couple's ledger (the wife was also already convicted on several counts) with deposits to their account in excess of $1mil.

Oh, those POOR illegals - doing the math, those 60 illegals each paid an average of over $15K each to this Benedict Arnold. I hope this guy rots in prison along with his accomplice, and I hope they go after the 60 illegals who he fradulently assisted.
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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...and I hope they go after the 60 illegals who he fradulently assisted.
Including the one who turned him in? I wonder if he was a legal immigrant or an illegal immigrant, or was granted some kind of immunity.

Kallas isn't a traitor so much as a common criminal. He's just a low-life crook who dressed in a suit.
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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Including the one who turned him in? I wonder if he was a legal immigrant or an illegal immigrant, or was granted some kind of immunity.

Kallas isn't a traitor so much as a common criminal. He's just a low-life crook who dressed in a suit.
Why would legal immigrants need to pay off a crooked representative of the government? If there is a law that would spare the whistleblower from prosecution, I don't think there is anything wrong with that. But if they are illegal, they need to be deported either way.

I think you have an interesting interpretation of what a common criminal is. Here is a list of what the law categorizes as common crimes:

Common Criminal Offense Definitions | Lawinfo Weblog

Note the absence of federal corruption, bribery, conspiracy, identity theft, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Nothing common about those charges - at least one would hope not. If this is commonly taking place throughout our government bodies, then heaven help us. And I don't even believe in sky daddies.
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, North Carolina
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Government attorney in Los Angeles is convicted of taking bribes from illegal immigrants - latimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/immigration/la-me-ice-attorney-20100420,0,5805216.story - broken link) Another traitor.
[quote]Justice was done," said Assistant U.S. Atty. Raymond O. Aghaian. "This was a man who held a position of trust, and he deceived and defrauded the people he was representing — the people of this district."[/quote]


I suppose now that these illegal alien losers will now get to stay because they were wronged by a gov atty? What a country.
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:35 PM
 
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Why would legal immigrants need to pay off a crooked representative of the government?

I think you have an interesting interpretation of what a common criminal is. Here is a list of what the [law ]categorizes as common crimes:...
Clearly, they wouldn't need to. But who knows, maybe the whistle blower was bringing their relative or friend to the attorney. I don't know, maybe it was in the news articles but I don't feel like checking again.

I was using the word 'common' as an adjective. It's not my interpretation, but the very definition of the word that I used. Nothin' to do with the law...common crook, common items found in a home, common flower, etc.
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:30 AM
 
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Kallas faces a maximum sentence of 256 years in federal prison when he is sentenced in August, though Steward said he expected a much shorter sentence.

Kallas' wife, Maria, 41, was also arrested and pleaded guilty in November to conspiracy, bribery and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
If only penalties would be applied, and all white collar crimes had harsh consequences.

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Kallas' attorney, Dean Steward, said that his client never accepted money but that he gave some immigrants advice and did favors for them "out of the kindness of his heart."

"Sadly, the evidence at trial showed that it spiraled out of control and ended up in the indictment," Steward said.
His kind million dollar heart worth of favors.
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Steward said Kallas was set up by "opportunistic" immigrants.
Oh YAY! He's a victim! AND he's pandering to the crowd who mean to see liability lawsuits gone forever as if all grievances brought to court were frivolous.

I wish Bar associations would consent to disbar & prosecute attorneys who lie. Did hell freeze over yet?

Steward you belong chained to your client. Both traitors. Not because you defended him, but because you lie like a cheap rug at the expense of justice. You disgrace your profession, if there's any such thing left when your behavior is standard fare.
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