Sunday, July 3, 2011

It's official: Meeks is under investigation

From the Daily News:

The House Ethics Committee announced for the first time yesterday that it is investigating Rep. Gregory Meeks for possible ethics violations.

The Queens Democrat is under a federal investigation that focuses, at least in part, on a $40,000 loan he received in 2007 from a Queens businessman.

As the Daily News previously reported, he failed to disclose the loan on his required financial disclosure forms for two years - and only paid it back once the FBI started asking questions.

It's unclear if the ethics committee inquiry is related to the loan.


Anonymous said...

While there are corrupt republicans, it seems the number of dems that just ignore laws is way higher.

simple observation.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all the dumb voters who reelected Meeks last year!

Anonymous said...

meeks and malcolm smith are such great guys, nothing like owning part of a mortgage company to sucker in your constituents into homes they can not afford, and its even better to gt federal funding so they can open up as many "for profit" charter schools in south east Queens. Yea, these guys do a great job of representing there wallets!!!

Con Gary HAckerman said...

Whew! Dodged another bullet!!!

Anonymous said...

they may be crooks, but they are OUR CROOKS!!!!!

"socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, it's inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." Winston Churchill

Anonymous said...

"socialism is a philosophy of failure...."

Well, its keeping you alive, old man....Maybe it is a failure.

Anonymous said...

It's funny how you only respond to what the "old man" posts and never offer an original comment as to the substance of the posts. Looks like you have a problem there.

Anonymous said...

listen "LEFTY", it is excellent geneology and wisdom with financial safeguards ,that serve me in my senior years.

i paid into F.D.R.'s Involuntary Social Security program during my labor life and it's benefit now is mine.....

Anonymous said...

As well it should be, Gramps. You earned it.

Anonymous said...

Anon no. 8:

How helpful would your "excellent geneology and wisdom with financial safeguards" be without your Social Security benefits?

Anonymous said...

Those of us who chose "commissioned sales" as a successful CAPITALIST route, earned much in our productive years.

The result is a secure senior period and excellent quality of life.

No government handouts were needed.

if you don't produce ,you don't eat.
remember John Smith at the Jamestown, Va. colony.


Anonymous said...

I'm not that old, and I'm right-handed, Gramps.

However, I do remember how difficult it was for people to survive without these programs before they existed - even if they worked hard their whole lives. I'll bet there are a lot of people here who realize that, regardless of what end of the political spectrum they're on.

You, on the other hand, sound like someone who understands nothing, who has no feeling for other people. In fact, you sound pretty numb to everything.