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Rep. Jeff Fortenberry resigns after conviction

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I guess the question I have would be - did he effectively serve before?
 

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For some context:
  • Fortenberry lied in two interviews with FBI agents about $30,000 in illegal campaign donations he received from Nigerian Lebanese billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, prosecutors said.
  • Fortenberry and his attorneys argued the prosecution was politically motivated and that Fortenberry misremembered details of a call with an associate who informed him of the illegal donations.
  • Each count carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for June 28.
 

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FBI charges U.S. Congressman in Eko Hotel owner Gilbert Chagoury corruption  trial
 

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For some context:
  • Fortenberry lied in two interviews with FBI agents about $30,000 in illegal campaign donations he received from Nigerian Lebanese billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, prosecutors said.
  • Fortenberry and his attorneys argued the prosecution was politically motivated and that Fortenberry misremembered details of a call with an associate who informed him of the illegal donations.
  • Each count carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for June 28.
oops
 

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Buh-bye. Glad that Fortenberry saw the writing on the wall...
 

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Yeah this prick better go to prison. We need to stop it with this multi-tiered justice system.


“Former Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry should not go to prison because he’s old (over 60), has no money (used his campaign funds and dipped into a line of credit to fund his defense team) and ‘lost his job, his reputation and many friends,’ his attorneys say,” The North Platte Telegraph reported Wednesday. “Further, Fortenberry’s defense team wrote Tuesday, his wife and five daughters desperately need him to stay out of prison.”​
 

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I'm pretty sure that "having no money" is, like, considered an aggravating factor for most criminal offenses. Poor people sure do end up serving longer prison terms than people who have the option of not resigning from their jobs until after they've been convicted.
 

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Fortenberry was weak, a loser. He should have never resigned. If he had been a stronger supporter of Trump, he would have been pardoned, and rightfully so. He has done nothing that every other politician on the planet hasn't done repeatedly. And what about Pelosi? And Hillary's emails?

That about cover it?
 
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