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There’s a special bond, and responsibility that should exist between an elected official and his supporters, then simply fulfilling campaign promises. It’s an expectation that once that public official takes that “oath of office” that he/she will execute the people’s business with integrity and honesty.

Moreover if that sacred covenant is abridged with an egregious act, then the penalty must be severe, and no doubt former Pennsylvania Congressman Chaka Fattah found out just how severe on Monday, when he was sentenced to 10-years in prison.

The usually smiling and affable Democratic congressman was found quality in June of bribery, racketeering, money laundering plus a host of other numerous felonies, in his federal corruption case.

Following his convection Fattah announced that he was resigning from Congress, which drew a response from presiding U.S. Distract Judge Harvey Bartle III; “Those in high places will certainly know what happens in this courtroom today.”

After the formal sentencing Fattah was allowed to address the court and perhaps attempting to explain his egregious actions by suggesting: “The investigation and the trial has been the most disappointing event in my now 60-year life. I’ve helped tens of millions of people and that has nothing to do with the fact that I have been found on the wrong side of these questions by a jury.”

Perhaps however a simple “I’m sorry, for betraying your trust” to his supporters would have been more appropriate.

Do you think Hillary Clinton is another democrat that deserves a lengthy prison term?

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Source: Western Journalism

 
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