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The document dump in the firing of eight US Attorneys has lanced a boil  that we know as the DoJ, which has infected this nation with lawlessness and disdain for rules by committing illegal acts that inconveniently get in the way their agenda to further their power.

GOP money laundering through shell corporations is fairly well documented by bloggers and the blogosphere. But what should be an earth shattering story of fraud, corruption, and questionable meetings and poker parties at the Watergate Hotel, has received absolutely no coverage in the Main Stream Media.

This scandal was known since Dec of 2005 and while most of the shell corporations took down their websites, the records showing campaign contributions are still there, linking those involved with the corporations they created. Sherlock Google on DailyKOS along with Joseph Cannon from Cannonfire had the scoop back then. I do a fair summary of the scandal on Conyersblog. (See comment #10)

There was so much open and freely available information from an Internet search at the time, I threw in a scoop of my own, which I have updated below. From the same link as above, (See comment #15)

Cary Katz <-------same business------> Ryan Katz
College Loan Corporation  SD, CA.......Student Loan Consolidation Ctr
13075 Old Winery Rd........................1200 Janneys Lane
Poway, California 92064.....................Alexandria, Virginia 22302

Poway Donations:
Who is Randy Beck?

Looks like C. Katz likes to play poker.
the hendonmob
Hendon Mob Poway mafia???

Friends of Mike Ferguson  Link to Ryan and Cary Katz
Ryan Katz, Cary Katz = $400 & $2100  same day 5/25/05
Campaign donations, Mike Ferguson ties, Katz family linked to Delay Delay remember is also had tie with Abramoff and was also indirectly involved with Rep Cunningham's case.

Ryan Katz   Similar to above, San Diego address, Student Loans
Goal Financial
Mailing Address
Goal Financial
9477 Waples Street Suite 100
San Diego, Ca 92121

I am fairly confident there are still of pockets information out there on the Internet waiting to be gleaned that will help flush out how all this ties together. All it needs is just a little time and patience doing the research, combining suspected corporations with names which can be traced through the public campaign contribution records. This in turn should lead to more scumbag Representatives coming under fire for questionable campaign contributions like REP Mike Ferguson (R-NJ) in my example above.

Stolen taxpayer monies to fund Republican candidates through DoD appropriations was what US Attorney Carol Lam was investigating. Daniel Hopsicker gave a conservative estimate of $700 million dollars in laundered campaign monies. This investigation leads us from defrauding the taxpayers right to election fraud, the aluminum tubes scandal, the CIA, and Watergate poker nights with Dusty Foggo and Porter Goss.

What I find amazing is that the MSM still has not covered this story. I emailed several reporters with links to the information, but it has yet to surface in the media. Perhaps in order to get the proper news coverage this story truly deserves, questioning Carol Lam in front of the House Judiciary Committee about her latest case in order to gain a context for why it is believed that these firings were partisan and why they might constitute an obstruction of justice, will go a long way in making this news story a more public issue.

After inserting the lance into the DoJ over the firing of US Attorneys, by applying direct pressure on Carol Lam's firing the netroots movement just might rupture this boil that has plagued our nation and spill purulent GOP exudate all over the front pages. If this does happen, no one can have a stronger claim to victory and restoring justice then the netroots community for uncovering and pursuing this scandal that spiders out in all directions.

Originally posted to wolverine 06 on Wed Mar 21, 2007 at 02:08 PM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (20+ / 0-)

    Alms for the poor.

    Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended from abroad. ~J. Madison

    by wolverine 06 on Wed Mar 21, 2007 at 02:12:44 PM PDT

  •  Damn! (7+ / 0-)

    I agree, agree, agree.

    Lots of us know that Lam was the officiating attorney for a host of GOP dirty tricks, from bribery and embezzlement to government fraud and racketeering.

    Carol Lam should answer REAL questions. Also, Darrel Issa, the San Diego area rep who lobbied incessantly for her dismissal.

    Duke Cunningham was just the beginning. That's why Carol Lam was axed.

    This is a huge obstruction of justice case.

    Here's some more info:
    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    "There are four boxes to use in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo. Use in that order." Ed Howdershelt

    by JuliaAnn on Wed Mar 21, 2007 at 02:14:01 PM PDT

  •  Another Reason why (3+ / 0-)
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    the special election to fill Corrupt Republican Duke Cunningham's seat was so important to the Corrupt Republican Party.

    Notice: This Comment © ROGNM

    by ROGNM on Wed Mar 21, 2007 at 02:29:27 PM PDT

  •  Jerry Lewis (4+ / 0-)
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  •  Porter Goss (5+ / 0-)
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    resigns as head of the CIA after 13 months.  No explanation other than the standard fare, no further questions from the MSM.  Dusty Foggo (#3 at CIA), Brent Wilkes (indicted contractor and friend of Foggo), Hookergate, fail to gain traction in the press.  
    I have a feeling Mr. Goss will be heard from again, whether he likes it or not.

    "Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power." B. Franklin

    by istari5th on Wed Mar 21, 2007 at 02:58:05 PM PDT

  •  Geez,the Katz family are holding $7 BILLION !!!! (6+ / 0-)

    worth of student loans?  Why didn't you tell us that!  As the gatekeeper said in the Wizard of Oz, "That's a horse of a different color."

    With that much loot at stake, of course they're buttering Lewis' bread.

    Thought those student loans were held by real banks.  Now, we discover that some guy and his brother barely out of grad school are reaping the whirlwind?  What are they doing with all that loot, anyway?

    What other companies do the Katz Brothers and their wives own?

    Why is a Dusty Foggo playing poker with Ryan?

  •  Law was following the trail of evidence in the (2+ / 0-)
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    Duke Cunningham scandal and that trail led directly to the White House and OVP.

    Lam was targeting the White House and Cheney

  •  You want to read something really scary? (2+ / 0-)
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    Read pp. 34-42 here. http://www.aei.org/...

    It's all about the underestimation of risk associated with the privatized, deregulated student loan industry, and the fortunes that the Katz family and others have made cashing in on the huge debt that middle-class families must now assume to send their kids to increasingly overpriced universities.

    It's a vicious circle of debt and price rise that the Katzs and their ilk have fueled -  along with Sallie Mae -- it's threatens to cause the US economy to implode.

    •  The link (0+ / 0-)

      turned up page not found.

      What is the name of the publication?

      Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended from abroad. ~J. Madison

      by wolverine 06 on Wed Mar 21, 2007 at 03:46:39 PM PDT

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      •  Here it is (0+ / 0-)

        [PDF] Merchants of Opportunity: Risks and Rewards Richard Lee Colvin ...File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
        But in 2002 Sallie Mae approached Pace University, which has campuses in New York ... of the Union Benefit Life Co., Robert deRose, and Marcus Katz formed ...
        www.aei.org/docLib/20060918_Colvin.pdf - Similar pages

  •  Read this amazing post by Lukery at his site (1+ / 0-)
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    WOTISITGOOD4:  http://wotisitgood4.blogspot.com/...

    Wednesday, January 18, 2006
    cary katz

    • this from Duke Cunningham's wikipedia entry:

    "He was a member of the Appropriations and Intelligence committees, and chaired the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Human Intelligence Analysis and Counterintelligence during the 109th Congress. He was considered a leading Republican expert on national security issues. He was also a champion of education, using his position on the Appropriations Education Subcommittee to steer federal dollars to schools in San Diego."

    I wonder if his position on the education subcommittee enabled him to have a role in student financing? I was looking through the campaign contribution records, and i stumbled across a guy called Cary Katz throwing a heap of money at repuglicans, and i noticed that he was from Poway, and wondered whether he might be involved with the poway mafia - wilkes et al.

    It turns out that Cary has a company in the student loan business:

    College Loan Corporation, headquartered in San Diego, is the nation’s seventh largest student loan provider, owning and managing more than $8 billion in student loan assets. The Company has helped more than 500,000 students and families pay for college. More than 850 colleges and universities have designated College Loan Corporation as a preferred lender...
    Founded in 1999, College Loan Corporation has grown to more than 500 employees. (link

    )

    He's 35 year old.

    Cary's first donations were in April 1997 (when he was 26, and working in another student loan company) - $2000 each to Menendez, Robert (D-NJ) and Deutsch, Peter (D-FL). In 2000, he gave $500 to independent Jeffords in VT in 2000, and since then he has caught the donating bug - $230,000 to a bunch of the usual repuglican hacks (to put that amount in persepctive, you can become a famed Bush Ranger for raising $100k of other people's money)

    Here's a partial list:

    $55000 to the NRCC
    $25000 Freedom Project - John Boehner (R-Ohio), (Chairman, Committee on Education and Workforce, possible DeLay successor. The Freedom Project, has raised $31k from Abramoff's tribal clients.)
    $20000 American Prosperity - Duke Cunningham (R-Criminal)
    $16000 Milead Fund - Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich) , (Chair, Select Committee on Intelligence)
    $15000 Americans for a Republican Majority - Tom Delay
    $10000 Together for Our Majority - Tom Reynolds. (R-NY), (Chair, NRCC. )
    $10000 Impact America - Sen Gordon Smith, (R-OR)
    $10000 21st Century PAC - Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA)
    $8000 Mike Ferguson (R-NJ)
    $7500 Majority Initiative-Keep Electing Repubs - Mike Rogers (R-Mich)
    $3500 Carolina Majority PAC - Joe Wilson, (R-S.C.)
    and a few others...

    Incidentally, there was a $25k donation to the NRCC on june 30, 05 - the same date that our friend ziyad abduljawad did the same thing. Given that ziyad's donation was just 3 weeks after the Duke story broke, i wonder whether ziyad's donation may have been 'earmarked' (laura and i have speculated about this process here), and if so, by whom, and for what. It was cary katz's similar transaction that piqued my interest - he had already donated $5k to the NRCC in April, making him one of the top NRCC donators in this cycle.

    I don't know anything about the student loan industry - is it tightly controlled? any scope for corruption and/or 'favours' ? or is Cary just a movementarian? did they buy a clause in the bankruptcy legislation? Or perhaps they purchased this: "current legislation will raise the interest rate on these loans significantly, to 8.5% as of July 1, 2006."

    it's not every day that a company grows to $8bn in assets in a few years.

    Also interesting, there's a guy, Ryan Katz, who is involved in a similar business, is similarly successful, who gave big bucks to all the same congresscritters, and who lives just up the road from Cary. (I can't find a familial, or any other, connection.) I've written a separate post on Ryan, here.

    SNIP

    And there's more good stuff that follows.  Amazing.

    •  I see (0+ / 0-)

      that Lukery had noticed and similiarly commented on the same things I did.

      Could the actually cash flow and unbelievable growth be attributed to laundering illegal funds disguising as student loans.

      it's not every day that a company grows to $8bn in assets in a few years.

      Unless you get a little help from 'Rummy'?

      Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended from abroad. ~J. Madison

      by wolverine 06 on Wed Mar 21, 2007 at 04:20:36 PM PDT

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  •  MSM might break a nail (0+ / 0-)

    MSM doesn't do investigative journalism anymore. they get talking points from the WH.

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