Why do I not find this very surprising?

Sen. Edward Kennedy’s (D-Mass.) former office manager was convicted on Tuesday of stealing more than $75,000 from the Senate.

Ngozi Pole was found guilty on five counts of wire fraud and one count of theft of government property. For at least 4 years, Pole submitted fraudulent paperwork that caused the Senate to pay him larger bonus payments than either Kennedy or his chief of staff had approved, according to the Justice Department.

The Maryland resident faces a maximum prison sentence of 20 years for each of the fraud charges and up to 10 years in prison for the theft of government property charge.

Only in the public sector are you allowed to process your own bonus payment.

Kennedy’s staffer must feel lousy — I mean, his old boss killed somebody and was nevertheless lionized as a champion of the working class for several decades, and this guy steals a few thousand dollars and he’s probably going to prison for as long as Teddy was in the Senate.

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17 Responses to “Legacy: Former Ted Kennedy Staffer Convicted of Stealing From the Senate”

  1. SignPainterGuy on February 2nd, 2011 2:33 pm

    Did this "piker" attend The Kennedy School of Government ? Did he not get any pointers from "the Swimmer" ? Amateur !

  2. OK_Loyalist on February 2nd, 2011 3:06 pm

    This guy can't be black if the DOJ was willing to investigate.

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  4. Pasadena Phil on February 2nd, 2011 4:26 pm

    Oh sure. It's okay when a senator does it but when staff does it it's "stealing".

  5. OBAMA_IS_A_NAZI on February 2nd, 2011 5:44 pm

    His fellow Democrats are shocked.
    Because to them, $75,000 is chump change.

  6. OBAMA_IS_A_NAZI on February 2nd, 2011 5:45 pm

    Good one. :-)

  7. joyannaadams on February 2nd, 2011 8:41 pm

    Funny, a lot of x-Bush aids are turning up dead. At least he's still alive. .

  8. SignPainterGuy on February 2nd, 2011 9:34 pm

    Turning up dead in strange places ! Way more questions than answers !

  9. SignPainterGuy on February 2nd, 2011 11:00 pm

    That would tend to follow the established trend !

    Hey, how went snow removal today ? And what is the total accumulation ?

  10. @ibussey on February 2nd, 2011 11:11 pm

    Charlie Rangle must be this guys mentor

  11. OK_Loyalist on February 2nd, 2011 11:33 pm

    Officially 14" and managed to get a beer run in. Snow removal was done yesterday.

  12. SignPainterGuy on February 2nd, 2011 11:53 pm

    Atta boy, get the important stuff out`a the way !

    Is your city crew keeping up ? Mine does a great job for a small town !

  13. SignPainterGuy on February 2nd, 2011 11:59 pm

    Probably the wrong race – see OK`s 1st post above !

  14. Doug on February 3rd, 2011 1:32 am

    I've been consumed with snow issues almost all day… plus no school for the kids today, AND no school tomorrow now…

    But I should be back here full strength tomorrow anyway.

  15. OK_Loyalist on February 3rd, 2011 2:15 am

    We haven't got a snow total out of you folks in MI yet?

  16. OK_Loyalist on February 3rd, 2011 2:16 am

    They'd do better if the non-driving morons wouldn't of abandoned their cars in the middle of the roads.

  17. nannykins on February 3rd, 2011 11:34 am

    My area – north of Lansing got 15" – just an inconvenience for me but…. the idiots that think they can drive in this weather just amazes me. And the hype of the "blizzard" was just as absurd. It's friggin winter AND….we live in Michigan!!! DUH!!!

    My daughter is in Ft. Worth and is just shaking her head at the fiasco down there. When one is born and raised in way up northern Michigan – one learns the finer aspects of driving on ice and in snow.

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