Published July 20, 2007
*"Busted flat in baton rouge, waiting for a train...Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose,
Nothing, that's all that bobby left me,...Hell, I'm calling my lover, calling my man,
I said I'm calling my lover, i do the best i can,
I said now c'mon,bobby now, come on bobby hagan, yeah.
Lordy, lordy, lordy, lordy, lordy, lordy, lordy lord
Hey, hey, hey, bobby hagan, yeah!"*
Yep,yep,yep, James *The Stain* Traficant surfaces AGAIN!
This,from The Wall Street Journal:
*The federal prosecutor who helped put a former Democratic lawmaker behind bars was tapped by President Bush to become acting deputy attorney general, the Justice Department said. Craig S. Morford, currently the U.S. attorney in Nashville, Tenn., is a career prosecutor who has pursued organized crime and public corruption in Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee for the past 20 years. He is best known for his case against former Rep. James Traficant, an Ohio Democrat convicted in 2002 of accepting bribes and gifts in exchange for intervening with government agencies. Mr. Traficant is serving an eight-year sentence in federal prison.*
*President Bush named Craig Morford as acting deputy attorney general to replace Paul McNulty, who resigned in the tumult of the U.S. attorney firings scandal. Morford, interim U.S. attorney in Nashville, was the lead prosecutor against former Rep. James Traficant Jr., an Ohio Democrat who was convicted of bribery and racketeering in 2002.*
THE New York Times:
*In the Justice Department, Mr. Morford has earned a reputation for successfully handling difficult assignments with a deft, aggressive style. As a prosecutor in Cleveland, he led the government team that won a conviction in the 2002 corruption trial of James Traficant Jr., a former Democratic representative from Ohio who was sentenced to more than eight years in prison.*
The Washington Post:
*A 20-year veteran of the Justice Department, Morford has spent most of his career pursuing public-corruption and organized-crime cases in Cleveland. He was the lead prosecutor in the case of former congressman James A. Traficant Jr., an Ohio Democrat convicted of bribery and racketeering in 2002.*
The Philadelphia Enquirer:
*A federal prosecutor who helped put a former Ohio Democratic lawmaker behind bars was named Wednesday as the Justice Department's No. 2 official.*
*Craig S. Morford, the U.S. attorney in Nashville, Tenn., is President Bush's choice for acting deputy attorney general. He will replace Paul McNulty, who announced his resignation in May.*
*Morford is a career prosecutor who has pursued organized crime and public corruption in Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee for the past 20 years.*
*He is perhaps best known for his case against former Rep. James Traficant. The Ohio Democrat was convicted in 2002 of accepting bribes and gifts from businessmen in exchange for intervening with government agencies. Traficant is serving an eight-year sentence in a federal prison in Pennsylvania.*
How about the London(yes, ENGLAND) Guardian ! :
*He is perhaps best known for his case against former Rep. James Traficant.... convicted in 2002 of accepting bribes and gifts from businessmen in exchange for intervening with government agencies.*
The Cleveland Plain Dealer:
*Craig Morford, the federal prosecutor who helped convict former U.S. Rep. James Traficant and destroy the Youngstown mob, was appointed Wednesday as the acting deputy U.S. attorney general.*
---or, any of the HUNDREDS of newspaper and TV news stories from across this country AND across the ocean, that see *our* "stain".
Yep, that's OUR *stain*---lest we forget :
*Once convicted, he was stripped of his right to vote in the House under the chamber's rules. The House Ethics Committee recommended that he be expelled from the House, and on July 25 the House voted 420-1 to expel him. Gary Condit was the lone "no" vote and there were nine members who voted "present." Traficant was the first representative to be expelled since Michael Myers's expulsion in 1980 as a result of the Abscam scandal.*
After his expulsion, Traficant ran as an independent candidate for another term in the House while incarcerated in a federal prison. He received 15 percent of the vote (27,487 votes) .