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December 05, 2007 09:02 PM UTC

Lawmaker doesn't understand the Law

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  • by: Go Blue

Republican Sen. David “McCarthy” Schultheis is rumoring a plan for grand red-herring distraction, while asking fellow lawmakers to contribute to a defense fund for Cory Voorhis who is being investigated by the FBI for breaking the law, instead of allowing the Authorities to finish their investigation.

GOP legislators eye grand jury in agent’s prosecution

State Sen. David Schultheis, R-Colorado Springs, said Tuesday that he and some of his colleagues are concerned about the secrecy and selectivity surrounding the prosecution of federal immigration agent Cory Voorhis. Schultheis said that a grand jury could examine all the facts involved in the case, including that two other people accessed the same database as Voorhis but aren’t being prosecuted.

“It appears this whole issue is trumped up, and the sanctions against this agent are far greater than what has happened to other people who have done the same thing,” Schultheis said. “The records are sealed. There is potential for a political decision to come down.”

Voorhis’ attorneys asked that some of the records be sealed.

The U.S. attorney’s office, however, can’t just decide to convene a grand jury, said Assistant U.S. Attorney David Gaouette. A federal agency such as the FBI must conduct an investigation first.

“The normal procedure is that a matter is referred to us that alleges a violation of federal law,” he said.

Schultheis sent an e-mail to state lawmakers Monday asking them to consider donating to a legal defense fund for Voorhis, who has been charged with three federal misdemeanors for exceeding his authorized access to a government computer. His trial is scheduled for Feb. 11.

Sen. McCarthy… Schulthies must believe Peter Boyle’s entertaining radio show is in fact an authority on the law, and Boyle’s himself to be a private eye hot on the trail of made-for-tv case. For a lawmaker to take the accusations of a conservative talk radio show host as legitimate grounds for propping up an idea of a grand jury like that of Joe McCarthy is proof of Schultheis’s lack of understanding the law.

And in the same fashion as Congressional Republicans rushed in to defend Scooter Libby for breaking the law, Schultheis is soliciting funds for defending Voorhis, all the while admitting Voorhis guilt! So much for personal responsibility…

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  1. The Republican Party is paying private investigators illegally.

    “A sworn federal law officer admits in court papers that he broke the law,” Dreyer said of Voorhis. “He should be punished, period, end of story.”

    Voorhis’ lawyers also allege that an investigator with the Harris County, Texas, district attorney’s office accessed the database at the request of a private investigator under contract with the Colorado Republican Party. The attorneys say that as of late October, investigators had not followed up on that allegation.

    Colorado GOP party Chairman Dick Wadhams has said he could not find any party expenditure for a private investigator under a name provided to him.

    I’m sure the PI has a paper trail.

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