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Offline CitizensHaveRights

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Feds seize shotguns from Felon/Senator Johnson
« on: May 03, 2017, 10:27:27 PM »
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents seized two shotguns during a raid in March at state Sen. Bert Johnson’s house, according to a search warrant inventory unsealed Tuesday.

It appears Johnson is not allowed to own shotguns because he was convicted of a 1993 break-in and armed robbery at Oakland Hills Country Club.

The search warrant inventory was filed three weeks after Johnson was indicted and accused of hiring a ghost employee on his Senate payroll and stealing more than $23,000 from taxpayers.

Johnson, who is free on bond, was indicted on conspiracy and theft charges that carry penalties of up to 10 years in federal prison. The indictment alleges he conspired to steal public money between March 2014 and January 2015.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/05/02/fbi-seized-shotguns-sen-johnsons-house/101198388/

Well, you elect a convicted robber to the Senate, should you be surprised if he steals from taxpayers?
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Re: Feds seize shotguns from Felon/Senator Johnson
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 12:53:22 PM »
So the Democrats hired a felon to be senator?

I'm sure he'll be prosecuted for "felon in possession of a firearm."

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Re: Feds seize shotguns from Felon/Senator Johnson
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 01:11:50 PM »
And Meekhof is quick to point out that he's innocent until proven guilty, and therefore isn't interested in suspending him or taking away his committee assignments at the present time.

After all, he was already a convicted felon when elected to office, who cares if he's accused of committing felonies, even if those felonies (the non-gun ones) are directly related to his position as a Senator?
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Re: Feds seize shotguns from Felon/Senator Johnson
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 07:54:03 PM »
And Meekhof is quick to point out that he's innocent until proven guilty, and therefore isn't interested in suspending him or taking away his committee assignments at the present time.

After all, he was already a convicted felon when elected to office, who cares if he's accused of committing felonies, even if those felonies (the non-gun ones) are directly related to his position as a Senator?

It's more likely that he needs more time to steal more money for his defense.