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Another member of Bloomberg anti-gun group gets arrested

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by erudne, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Another member of Bloomberg anti-gun group gets arrested

    Posted on April 6, 2013 by Paraclete

    Free Beacon – by Alana Goodman

    Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) member and Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin was arrested yesterday for allegedly accepting bribes from an undercover FBI agent, as part of a wide-ranging federal corruption probe that netted six New York state politicians.

    Jasmin and her deputy mayor, Joseph Desmaret, allegedly accepted financial benefits from a federal law enforcement agent posing as a real estate developer, in exchange for her pledge to support the developer’s company, according to a statement released by the FBI.

    “In exchange for her vote awarding the real estate project to the company, Jasmin demanded a partnership interest in the company,’” said the FBI. “When the [undercover agent] later suggested that Jasmin have a 20 percent stake in the project, she replied, ‘Partnership is 50-50, right?’”

    “[Jasmin] also coached two other individuals, whom she understood were associates of the [undercover agent] and who would pose as competing developers, but who were actually undercover FBI agents, on how to make their presentation to the Village Board. In addition, both Jasmin and Desmaret agreed to steer to the UC’s company the New York State funding for road work that Smith agreed to help the CW and the UC obtain,” continued the press release.

    Jasmin and Desmaret both face up to 20 years in prison for five and six counts of mail fraud, respectively.

    While Jasmin was listed as a MAIG member on its official website as recently as March 27, she was no longer on the list yesterday.

    An official who answered the phone at Jasmin’s office expressed surprise that the mayor’s name was removed, and said she did not know whether Jasmin had been dropped as a member. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office and a spokesman for MAIG did not respond to requests for comment.

    Jasmin is not the first member of MAIG to run afoul of the law.

    MAIG Mayor James Schiliro of Marcus Hook, Penn. was arrested in late March for reckless endangerment after allegedly firing a gun in his home during an argument with a 20-year-old man over a sex act.

    MAIG Mayor Craig Lowe of Gainesville, Fla. was charged with driving under the influence and property damage after police found him asleep in his car at the scene of a crash.

    Other members and former members of MAIG have been charged with a range of offenses, including felony corruption, assault of a police officer, and child sex crimes.http://freebeacon.com/mayors-for-illegal-activities
  2. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Good!! Bunch of crooks.
  3. tiggers97

    tiggers97 United States Well-Known Member

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    LOL. Someone please direct me to the "Mayors against legal gun owners" facebook page!!! I've got some posting to do!

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    This is funny.
  5. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I thought every NY politician was required to accept bribes.
    longcolt and (deleted member) like this.
  6. tiggers97

    tiggers97 United States Well-Known Member

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    Well that was fast! I found the main facebook page, and just posted a simple question "is this true?" with a link to the story. Nothing more. Oh wait, I also posted a link to the Policeone.com survey of 15,000 police officers and their opinion on gun-control. Came back a few hours later and I'm banned?!?!?!
    I guess they don't like the 1st amendment either.

    Who else wants to try :eek:
  7. Glock Jock

    Glock Jock Wilsonville , OR Well-Known Member

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    we need a whole section just for this topic. It's like once a week one of them gets arrested
  8. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    maybe a sticky so the updates aren't lost