This is sad, but
also pretty funny.
The U.S. Treasury Department is about to auction off all of convicted Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham’s “stuff” to help cover the back taxes and restitution he owes, reports Associated Press today. Cunningham was sentenced to more than eight years in prison for taking $2.4 million in bribes from defense contractors in exchange for helping them win government contracts.
The public was given a preview Tuesday of the loot, which was laid out in orderly rows in a warehouse near Los Angeles. Also on the site which allegedly shows the Dukester’s piles of swag is this:
ROBINSON R22 BETA HELICOPTER, WHITE w/BLUE TRIM, S/N: 1556, NO LOG BOOKS, MAINTENANCE LOGS, AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATE, REGISTRATION, PILOT'S OPERATING HANDBOOKS or KEYS, HOUR METER READS 2202.9, YEAR UNKNOWN, POOR CONDITION.So after he abuses his power and the constituents in his district, he is caught abusing a perfectly good helicopter as well. I cannot for a minute accept his notorious scamming and bribery, but he ought to be flogged for letting the R22 fall into what is being called “poor” condition.
Too bad Duke-baby is most likely going to reside in a low-security Federal prison, languishing with cable TV and a pool. They ought to throw these convicted politicians in Pelican Bay State Prison, and let the Crips, Bloods and Mexi-gangs have their way with him. It would set the standard for crooked, fat, arrogant cronies everywhere…be nice or you get to be some murderer’s girlfriend in lockup.