Former Arkansas state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson received a 46-month prison sentence for his role in a bribery and tax fraud scheme, the Department of Justice announced Friday.
Hutchinson, 48, of Little Rock, pleaded guilty in 2019 to filing a false tax return in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Arkansas. He also pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery in the U.S. District Court in Western Arkansas, according to a DOJ news release.
Sentencing is still pending in the U.S. District Court of Missouri on a plea deal reached in a separate case, according to the DOJ.
Hutchinson is the son of former U.S. Sen. Tim Hutchinson and the nephew of former Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
The Arkansas case involved the misuse of $10,000 in campaign funds by Hutchinson. He failed to report $20,000 a month payments he received from a law firm, according to court documents. The former lawmaker also championed legislation that benefited an orthodontist in exchange for legal work, according to the DOJ.
Joe Biden praised the Top Gun fighter jet pilot who shot down the Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina today after he vowed to 'take care of it.'
An F-22 Raptor out of Langley Air Force base took the balloon down with a single AIM-9X sidewinder missile at 2.38pm, separating its surveillance payload and sending it plummeting towards the ocean off Myrtle Beach.
Webmaster addition: So, the smart move would have been to punch a few holes in the balloon envelope with some 20mm rounds from the aircraft cannon. This would have brought the balloon down slowly and with the payload intact for examination. Instead, the F-22 unleashed a Sidewinder missile, which costs about $300,000, blasting the payload into tiny bits.
Our country has a mysterious ability to make rules about race that clearly say one thing – don’t discriminate – and then use the same rules to justify racial discrimination, even require it.
The famous Civil Rights Act of 1964 says racial discrimination is bad, bad, bad, and you must never do it. Over the years, the Supreme Court weaseled its way around the law, and now it’s OK to discriminate, so long as it’s against white people and sometimes Asians. Fortune wants to know: “Corporate diversity programs: No white men need apply?”
In December the Democrats voted to remove Iowa as its first voting state and will replace it with South Carolina.
Apparently Iowa is too white.
This move was championed by Joe Biden to ‘reflect the party’s diverse electorate.’
“The Democratic party looks like America, so does this proposal,” said DNC Chair Jaime Harrison.
The lesson the Establishment is drawing from the Memphis murder is that cops should retreat more to the donut shop and not pull over so many bad drivers of color. This makes sense to them since practically nobody other than my readers knows that lethal driving by blacks and, later, Hispanics roared upwards during BLM’s racial reckoning.
The one sane alternative to traffic stops is automatic cameras mailing out tickets, as most of Europe does. Washington DC has gone a long way in that direction. But that only works if drivers aren’t allowed to fake their license plates, for example, by buying or printing fake paper plates.
Lately, DC has decided that doing anything about its big boom in fake plates would be racist because our society’s Sacred Cows are the main fake plate offenders.
Webmaster addition: Now if we could just get the blacks to stop paying taxes!!!
The Chinese government said Saturday that President Biden’s decision to shoot down the spy balloon that crossed America was an “excessive reaction” and that it “retains the right to respond further.”
China claims that its balloon was a “civilian airship” and not the spy device the US claimed it to be, and said that the US’s decision to destroy its property “seriously violates international convention,” according to a statement obtained by The New York Times.
“In these circumstances, for the United States to insist on using armed force is clearly an excessive reaction that seriously violates international convention,” the statement said. “China will resolutely defend the legitimate rights and interests of the enterprise involved, and retains the right to respond further.”
Two US Air Force fighter jets took out the balloon off the coast of North Carolina Saturday afternoon.