THE PERFECT CRIME:
WHY THE FIRINGS MATTER
By Eric Malone
What if you could rob a bank and just walk away scot-free? Here’s a good story for ya:
In October of 2004, a guy named James Tobin resigned as New England chair for Bush’s re-election. Why?
He was jamming the phones at Democratic headquarters on Election Day 2002, when the Democrats were urgently trying to get out the vote in New Hampshire. Republican John E. Sununu won that Senate seat by only 20-thousand votes.
Tobin was convicted on December 15, 2005, despite $722-thousand for his legal defense from the GOP, and sentenced to 10 months in prison.
Well, guess what? The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Tobin’s conviction last week. He gets to walk away, scot-free.
And do you think the U.S. Attorney in the case will appeal? “At this point, we’re simply reviewing the opinion and evaluating our options,” said Bryan Sierra, a Department of Justice (DOJ) spokesman.
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