Cunningham, 63, an eight-term congressman and decorated Vietnam War veteran, had been under federal investigation for his ties to Washington-based defense contractor MZM Inc. since the summer.Remember, it takes two to tango - when will the other shoe drop on the folks at MZM?
"I am resigning from the House of Representatives because I've compromised the trust of my constituents," Cunningham said after the court hearing.
He entered guilty pleas in San Diego federal court on Monday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion. The last charge stemmed from the underreporting of his income in 2004.
Cunningham, who in July had denied any wrongdoing, said he was deeply sorry. "I broke the law, concealed my conduct and disgraced my office. I know that I will forfeit my freedom, my reputation, my worldly possessions, most importantly, the trust of my friends and family," he said.
Monday, November 28, 2005
The GOP Modus Operandi
Ever since the W, Rove and Co took/stole the throne in Y2K, I can't help but think that bribery and kickbacks have become the modus operandi for the GOP and anyone involved in the defense industry. Why is that?