Monday, November 28, 2005

Cunningham Pleads GUILTY

San Diego Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham plead guilty to "conspiracy and tax evasion charges" stemming from a federal investigation of his activities in relationship to government contractors. The AP has the first look at the story.

"Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy and tax charges, admitting taking $2.4 million in bribes in a case that grew from an investigation into the sale of his home to a wide-ranging conspiracy involving payments in cash, vacations and antiques.
Cunningham, 63, entered pleas in U.S. District Court to charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud and wire fraud, and tax evasion for underreporting his income in 2004."

Cunningham admitted to accepting bribes from a number of contractors.

"In a statement, prosecutors said Cunningham admitted to receiving at least $2.4 million in bribes paid to him by several conspirators through a variety of methods, including checks totaling over $1 million, cash, rugs, antiques, furniture, yacht club fees and vacations."

The Republican Congress of Corruption!