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Another mayor in trouble: Birmingham

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2008/12/fbi-arrests-bir.html?csp=34

    One suspects that this won't be as lurid as Detroit, but who knows?
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Actually, it's an ongoing thing and the feds have nicked several former county commissioners for bribes.
    Dixie's got a thread around here somewhere, but it's all tied into a sewer bond scandal that's been going on since the 90s that will probably have the county declaring bankruptcy...
     
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Well, I don't think he had a stripper killed so probably not.
     
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    No, but will be a wonderful look into that grand old tradition of corruption...
     
  5. Not for nothing, but is the FBI and the DOJ investigating any white politicians for anything?
    And, given the DOJ meddling in Alabama over the past 20 years -- it's where Karl got his start, after all -- I'm going to need a big old offer of proof before I believe anything they say.
     
  6. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

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    Ask the lady who was the latest to cop a plea, helping put the case over the top at last.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081201/ap_on_bi_ge/birmingham_mayor

     
  7. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    The story says the guy was arrested at the beer distributor at which he works as a PR guy.
    The mayor's job in Birmingham, Ala., isn't a full-time gig? Amazing.
     
  8. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    And another thing: Does this mean there's panic on the streets of Birmingham?
     
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    They're investigating lots of 'em in Cleveland.
     
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member

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  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Those busted previously in this whole mess, the father of one of the four girls killed in the 16th St. Baptist Church bombing years ago...
    If the Jefferson County Commission from 1995-2006 were any more corrupt, this would be Louisiana.
     
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