FBI Kentucky "End Corruption Now" Campaign

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FBI Kentucky "End Corruption Now" Campaign

Postby Cate McCalley » Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:30 pm

A recent University study showed Kentucky to be among the top five politically corrupt states in the U.S.
As a result, the FBI has began a campaign to end Kentucky political corruption.

The FBI's "End Corruption Now" campaign in Kentucky. The initiative includes a toll-free tip line (844.596.6721) and email address (Kentucky_PC_Complaints@ic.fbi.gov)to allow people to report suspicions of wrongdoing by public officials.

To clarify that which constitutes political corruption, the following is a copy paste of the substance, penalties and codes.

Bribery
Class C felony

Max. imprisonment 5-10 years; max. fine $1,000 to $10,000, or double the gain from the offense, whichever is greater
Misuse of confidential information


Soliciting, accepting, or agreeing to accept any pecuniary benefit upon an agreement or understanding that the individual’s vote, opinion, judgment, exercise of discretion, or other action as a public servant will thereby be influenced (bribery)
Offering, conferring, or agreeing to confer any pecuniary benefit upon a public servant with the intent to influence the public servant's vote, opinion, judgment, exercise of discretion, or other action in his official capacity as a public servant
PC §521.020

For legislators:
Class D Felony

Max. imprisonment 1-5 years; max. fine $1,000 to $10,000, or double the gain from the offense, whichever is greater
Public servant obtains money or property subject to a known legal obligation, treats the money or property as his own and fails to make the required payment or disposition, can be committed in degrees (abuse of public trust).

Class C felony if the value is $10,000-$100,000; max. imprisonment
5-10 years

Class B felony if the value is $100,000 or more; max. imprisonment 10-20 years
-Removal and prohibition on holding public office
-Fines for felonies are $1,000 to $10,000, or double the gain from the offense, whichever is greater.


Intentionally participating in a discussion, vote or other decision on a matter on which a legislator has a financial interest
Use of position for financial gain for self, family or business associate
Improperly contracting with public agencies
Improperly leasing with the state
Disclosure or use of confidential information

For executives:

Disclosing confidential information for personal gain
Receiving personal profit from the use or loan of public funds
Acting as an agent for the state in a transaction of business with themselves, members of their family, or businesses in which they have more than 5% interest
Receiving a personal benefit from a contract with the state and any business in which he has more than 5% interest
Accepting additional compensation for their normal working duties
Negotiating a contract with the state within six months of being a state employee
Lobbying his former employer within three years of state employment
Representing another before his former employer within three years of state employment
Accepting outside employment with a business that is regulated by his state agency
PC §522.040, EC §6.761, EC §6.731, EC §6.741, EC §6.737, EC §6.734EC, §11A.990EC, §11A.040, PC §522.050

Official misconduct in the first degree

Class B misdemeanor
Max. imprisonment 90 days; max. fine $250


Soliciting, accepting or agreeing to accept compensation for advice or other assistance in preparing a bill, contract, claim or other transaction or proposal as to which he knows that the public official is likely to have an official discretion to exercise

Offering, paying or agreeing to pay compensation to a public servant for advice or other assistance in preparing or promoting a bill, contract, claim or other transaction with knowledge that acceptance by the public servant is unlawful

For legislators:

Use of influence on a matter on which the legislator has a personal interest
Use of public funds, time or personnel for personal for private gain or for unlawful political activity
Use of position to create privileges for oneself
Acceptance of gifts from a legislative agent
Intentionally filing a false financial disclosure statement
PC §521.040, EC §6.731, EC §6.751, EC §6.797

Official misconduct in the second degree
Solicitation of unlawful compensation

Class A misdemeanor
Max. imprisonment 1 year; max. fine $500

For legislators:


Acceptance of additional compensation or gifts for performance of legislative duties
PC §522.030, PC §521.030, EC §6.7


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Re: FBI Kentucky "End Corruption Now" Campaign

Postby Legion » Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:06 pm

The FBI don't have enough agents to investigate all the corruption.
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Re: FBI Kentucky "End Corruption Now" Campaign

Postby Jasmine » Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:07 pm

I heard they were here when all that came out about the audits and they did nothing.
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Re: FBI Kentucky "End Corruption Now" Campaign

Postby ScArEcRoW » Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:27 pm

I'm not doing their job for them.
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Re: FBI Kentucky "End Corruption Now" Campaign

Postby Cate McCalley » Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:43 pm

Corruption, like everything else is measured by degree. Unless there is evidence of egregious acts of injustice, most corruption is ignored as 'good ole boys doin' a job’.

The FBI isn't likely interested in isolated unethical political behavior. Things like politicians peddling influence isn't going to be material, unless a pattern showing the politician is engaging in peddling influence for personal gain, can be established. Obviously certain activities, like ripping off public funds in one fashion or another, would be of interest. Whether the theft is direct (like reimbursements for fake receipts). Or indirect, (like the sale of a public vehicle at below market value) only for repurchase for personal use or sale that results in personal gain. Bribery can take many forms. Everything from direct cash, to free club memberships for contractual awards. Or vacations that include free transportation, lodging and meals.

Things like public officials stealing money, colluding to silence opposition, framing enemies with criminal charges, accepting bribes for influence, pocketing reimbursements for services paid for by publc and private sponsors, public funds reimbursement for fake receipts resulting in personal gain, spending public funds for unauthorized tangibles and services resulting in personal gain, manipulating prices on public owned resources for sale that results in personal gain, using their political position to coerce funding for a private venture that results in personal gain, using their political influence in any fashion for personal gain, etc. are all ethical violations at minimum, and criminal for the most part.

IMO when a person is party to unethical behavior that results in criminal activity, they are just as guilty of corruption as the one committing the criminal act. You can't claim to object to corruption and at the same time, be a party to it.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" ~ Edmund Burke


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Re: FBI Kentucky "End Corruption Now" Campaign

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:40 pm

It sorta reminds of the "See Something Say Something" from the Dept of Homeland Defense when Janet "The Bull" Napolitano wanted you to spy on and turn your neighbors in for suspicious behavior.
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Re: FBI Kentucky "End Corruption Now" Campaign

Postby carbon-15 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:13 pm

Someone needs to call the game warden on Angry Whiteguy... He has been carrying around a dead bird for years...
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Re: FBI Kentucky "End Corruption Now" Campaign

Postby Cate McCalley » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:57 pm

carbon-15 wrote:Someone needs to call the game warden on Angry Whiteguy... He has been carrying around a dead bird for years...


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Considering it's an old endangered species, that's gotta be time in big house. :D


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Re: FBI Kentucky "End Corruption Now" Campaign

Postby Demon Hunter » Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:09 am

GFunkMoneyDog wrote:It sorta reminds of the "See Something Say Something" from the Dept of Homeland Defense when Janet "The Bull" Napolitano wanted you to spy on and turn your neighbors in for suspicious behavior.



I hope those who call In a tip are smart enough to use a pay phone. Blocking your number won't work with the Feds.
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Re: FBI Kentucky "End Corruption Now" Campaign

Postby Cate McCalley » Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:27 am

Throw away phones work for a one time call. It's possible to identify the signal tower, but the search stops there.


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Re: FBI Kentucky "End Corruption Now" Campaign

Postby CrissyAlwaysSunny » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:56 am

GFunkMoneyDog wrote:It sorta reminds of the "See Something Say Something" from the Dept of Homeland Defense when Janet "The Bull" Napolitano wanted you to spy on and turn your neighbors in for suspicious behavior.


I saw a video of Napolitano playing in Walmart discussing that program years ago.
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Re: FBI Kentucky "End Corruption Now" Campaign

Postby Pappy » Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:25 pm

CrissyAlwaysSunny wrote:
GFunkMoneyDog wrote:It sorta reminds of the "See Something Say Something" from the Dept of Homeland Defense when Janet "The Bull" Napolitano wanted you to spy on and turn your neighbors in for suspicious behavior.


I saw a video of Napolitano playing in Walmart discussing that program years ago.

That was Legion playing the Meat whistle @ the poke salad feast
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Re: FBI Kentucky "End Corruption Now" Campaign

Postby Cornbread » Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:22 pm

GFunkMoneyDog wrote:It sorta reminds of the "See Something Say Something" from the Dept of Homeland Defense when Janet "The Bull" Napolitano wanted you to spy on and turn your neighbors in for suspicious behavior.



That program is still in existence.
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Re: FBI Kentucky "End Corruption Now" Campaign

Postby GoDan » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:45 pm

Boy do I have a list!
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Re: FBI Kentucky "End Corruption Now" Campaign

Postby Angry Whiteguy » Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:37 pm

Second biggest joke pulled on the people of Harlan county in about as many years... Be sure and believe this shit and vote for the democratic candidates...
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