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After receiving these allegations, Representative Charles Rangel, Chair of the Committee, and Representative Benjamin Gilman, asked Sterling Johnson, Jr. to conduct a preliminary investigation into Vann's charges and to recommend whether further investigation would be worthwhile.2 5 After interviewing Jerry Vann and others Vann named to corroborate his charges, Johnson summarized his findings for the Committee. He began by describing Vann's criminal background, history of cooperation with prosecutors, and his subsequent feeling of betrayal by them. Johnson then recited Vann's main allegations: 6 (1) Crane supervised the Strike Force for thirteen years. 7 (2) Crane is currently the attorney for the Aladdin Hotel Casino in Las Vegas and owns "points" in the Barbary Coast Casino. 8 (3) Vann stated that "Crane's clients are organized crime figures. When Crane's clients have problems with the Los Angeles Strike Force, they are rarely touched because the current Chief (Jim Henderson) is a friend and former subordinate of [Crane's]." 9 (4) Vann described Henderson as a personal friend of Crane. Vann characterized Henderson as "unusually soft on organized crime and corruption." Vann cited alleged corruption by Governor Jerry Brown and George Deukmejian as examples of Henderson's softness on corruption. 10 (5) Vann stated that the Strike Force had jurisdiction over Hawaii. 11 (6) Vann submitted documents to Johnson intended to corroborate his story. 12 Johnson also talked with Chris Harris, an Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Agent, and with George Cooper, a member of the Los Angeles Arson Task Force. Harris disagreed with Vann's claim that the Strike Force was corrupt, although he did label "unusual" the Strike Force's delays in prosecutions.
Originally posted by JBA2848
I'll start with some thing I seen on Cryptome about Romney's fathers FBI files.
They seemed a bit lost saying George MNU Scott was Romney's dad. The birth date matches Romney's brother George Scott Romney. But I find it interesting that he showed up in more then the little pieces they show on there website in the pictures. When you look at the file George MNU Scott shows up on a TERRORIST INFORMATION SYSTEM (TIS) list. MNU I take it is the MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) At least that is all I can find on MNU. Is George Scott a outcast from the family because he changed religions so they dropped his last name of Romney?
On this file page 265 he shows up on the terrorist list as George W Scott.
Pages 270 and 271 he shows up under George MNU Scott.
Is this just bad FBI files. Did George Scott Romney get on a terrorist list so they dropped the last name Romney off to hide it? Is it a code name for George Wilcken Romney?
edit on 2-9-2012 by JBA2848 because: (no reason given)
In sharp contrast to his tough talk about ethics reform in government, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., approached a well-known Illinois political fixer under active federal investigation, Antoin "Tony" Rezko, for "advice" as he sought to find a way to buy a house shortly after being elected to the United States Senate.
The parcel included an adjacent lot which Obama told the Chicago Tribune he could not afford because "it was already a stretch to buy the house."
On the same day Obama closed on his house, Rezko's wife bought the adjacent empty lot, meeting the condition of the seller who wanted to sell both properties at the same time.
Rezko had been widely reported to be under investigation by the U.S. attorney and the FBI at the time Obama contacted him and has since been indicted on corruption charges by a federal grand jury in a case that prosecutors say involves bribes, kickbacks and "efforts to illegally obtain millions of dollars."