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  •  Gov. Marvin Mandel (7+ / 0-)

    was sentenced to jail after being convicted on 15 federal counts of mail fraud and one count of racketeering. Sentenced in 1977.

    He was Pardoned by Ronald Reagan (patron saint of those who want to use public office for private gain).

    A personal note: My father partly owned a time sharing computer company who bid on processing the lottery for state of Maryland. My father withdrew his bid after Mandel demanded a kickback.

    fact does not require fiction for balance (proudly a DFH)

    by mollyd on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 12:18:02 PM PST

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    •  I watched his testimony during his trial (5+ / 0-)
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      mollyd, eru, LeighAnn, tonyahky, Prognosticator

      His trial was delayed several times for health issues, although he is still alive today in his 90's.  I watched him bound up and down the hallway during recess (he even stopped to talk to my mother, give her a kiss and shake my hand), fit as a fiddle, but when the jury walked in he suddenly started to limp and audibly grimace to show pain.  I thought, what a phoney!

      "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

      by Navy Vet Terp on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 12:25:16 PM PST

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