|And the average
American citizen is oblivious
Officials from Bush Cheney administration convicted of crimes (11 of 'em):
|--Kyle Dusty Foggo - Executive Director under Porter Goss at
the CIA indicted for wire fraud, deprival of honest services, money laundering, and
conspiracy. Pled guilty 9/29/08.
--Scooter Libby - VP Cheney's chief of staff convicted of perjury - sentenced to thirty months and $250,000 fine. Pres. Bush commuted Libby's prison sentence.
--Claude Allen - Presidential adviser (Domestic Policy) guilty of stealing/shoplifting (2006).
--Leandro Aragoncillo (the spy in Cheneys office) - naturalized Filipino-American in Cheneys office accused of spying for the Philippines and possibly France, pled guilty to unlawfully possessing secret US government documents. He was sentenced to 10 years on July 18, 2007.
--Eric G. Andell - deputy undersecretary in charge Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools - pleaded guilty to inappropriate government-paid travel expense for personal causes - sentenced to one year of probation, 100 hours of community service, and fined $5,000.
--Lester Crawford - Commissioner, FDA - 10/17/05 plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts, making a false writing and conflict of interest. Crawford resigned, and sentenced to three years of probation; fined $90,000.
--Brian Doyle - Deputy Press Secretary, Homeland Security - Resigned in wake of child sex scandal. Doyle was arrested on 04/04/06 and pleaded no contest to seven counts of use of a computer to seduce a child and sixteen counts of transmitting harmful material to a minor; sentenced to five years in state prison and ten years of probation.
--Steven Griles - Deputy Secretary at the Interior Department - the highest-ranked administration official (at that time) convicted in the Jack Abramoff scandal. In 2007, Griles pleaded guilty to lying about his role in the Jack Abramoff scandal. Sentenced to 10 months.
--John T. Korsmo Chairman of the Federal Housing Finance Board from 2002 to 2004 plead guilty in 2005 to lying to the Senate and an inspector general. Convicted of 18 months of probation and a $5,000 fine.
--David Safavian - former head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy - convicted of lying to ethics officials and Senate investigators about his ties to lobbyist Jack Abramoff. On October 27, 2006, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison. (Appeal in process.)
--Robert Stein - former comptroller and funding officer for the now disbanded Coalition Provisional Authority, Southern Central Region in Al-Hillah, Iraq - pleaded guilty to conspiracy, bribery, conspiracy to commit money laundering, possession of fire arms. In 2007 sentenced to nine years in prison and ordered to forfeit $3.6 million.
Another 22 Bush Administration officials were forced to resign from office for assorted legal and ethics issues: Paul Wolfowitz, Carl Truscott, Ken Tomlinson, Sara Taylor, John Tanner, David Smith, Thomas Scully, Bradley Schlozman, Kyle Sampson, James Roche, Janet Rehnquist, Susan Ralston, Richard Perle, Paul McNulty, Julie Macdonald, Howard "Cookie" Krongard, Michelle Larson Korsmo (see husband John Korsmo, above), Monica Goodling, Alberto Gonzales, Michael Elston, George Deutsch, and Philip Cooney. If it were up to me there should have been more. War Crimes and other charges should have been filed against Karl Rove, Harriet Miers, Don Rumsfeld, John Yoo, Jay Bybee, Doug Feith, and maybe more...