Probation …….. Sounds About Right For Illegally Interfering With A Federal Election With International Ramifications

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People, take notes!  If all you’re going to get is probation …. well, fair is fair, no?

Ex-aide who accused GOP candidate of harassment admits he lied about threatening email

A disgruntled former aide who last year accused then-congressional candidate Carl DeMaio of sexual harassment has confessed to lying about a threatening email — as part of a scheme to sabotage the Republican candidate’s campaign. 

Todd Bosnich, 29, pleaded guilty Friday to obstruction of justice for lying to investigators about the email. He had originally told investigators the email might have come from DeMaio; in fact, Bosnich sent the message to himself from a “bogus” Yahoo account. 

Amid the allegations, DeMaio, an openly gay Republican, eventually lost his bid to unseat California Democratic Rep. Scott Peters by a narrow margin of 3.2 percent.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Phil Halpern said Bosnich’s actions “had the potential to affect a national election” and added that for reasons unknown, Bosnich had a “great deal of hostility and personal animus” toward DeMaio.

DeMaio, who is currently the co-host of an afternoon talk show on News Radio 600 KOGO in California, said Bosnich isn’t the only one to blame.

“Todd Bosnich smeared my reputation and he derailed our congressional campaign,” DeMaio said on his show Friday. “While the criminal prosecution today may hold Bosnich accountable on some level, Congressman Scott Peters shares ultimate responsibility for promoting Bosnich’s smears and lies for his own political gain.”……

…. DeMaio, a former San Diego councilman, had been a rising star in California politics. And as Election Day neared in 2014, DeMaio held a slight lead over Peters.

That changed when allegations surfaced in the final weeks of the campaign that DeMaio had made a series of unwanted sexual advances toward Bosnich in the spring of 2014. Bosnich said that when he complained to DeMaio’s campaign manager, he was offered $50,000 to keep quiet. He also said he received threatening emails and led people to believe they were from DeMaio, according to court documents. 

DeMaio denied all of the allegations but the damage – at least politically — had been done, in what would go down as one of the most expensive and nastiest races in state history.

Bosnich’s attorney, Frank Vecchione, told The Associated Press that his client “is accepting responsibility and wants to move on with his life.” ……

….. Bosnich, who was allowed to remain free on $10,000 bond, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison but prosecutors said they will recommend probation. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 31. 

Bosnich admitted guilt in court but didn’t address the substance of the allegations. 

Dave McCulloch, DeMaio’s campaign spokesman, said shortly after the November election that the controversy created “massive attrition and erosion” among the candidate’s Republican base, including older, evangelical Christian voters, and created “an ick factor.”

Eric Birnbaum, the FBI’s special agent in charge in San Diego, said Bosnich “engaged in a pattern of lies and deceitful acts” to keep investigators off track.

“The integrity of the American electoral process is the very bedrock of our democracy,” said Laura Duffy, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California. “These actions were far from a harmless prank and cannot be tolerated.”

Probation?  Are they f’n kidding me?!?!?!?!?!?!?  He wants to get on with the rest of his life?  Is he f’n kidding me?!?!?!?!?!?

Here’s the thing, we can’t get on with the rest of our lives, ever, because of this scumbag.  He altered the outcome of the election, and, now, we have an illegitimate in congress, voting for and against laws, advocating and proposing laws ….. laws that the rest of us will have to follow for the rest of our lives.  What Bosnich did was malicious, not only to DeMaio, but, to the rest of America, and indeed, the world. 

Probation ….. sounds about right coming from Cali, a state full of scumbags.   

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6 Responses to Probation …….. Sounds About Right For Illegally Interfering With A Federal Election With International Ramifications

  1. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    On the other hand if the judge finds him guilty irrespective of what the sentence is, Mr DeMaio will be able to take him for every cent he has in civil damages and punitive damages.

    I hope he does so.

    Keep an eye out for such things. With the Dem push for a presidential candidate looking sick there will be an increasing number of dirty tricks played by them. Character assassination is a favourite tactic especially from fake Republicans (who on scrutiny amazingly turn out to be MoveOn activists etc).

    I just hope that if a Republican wins the WH that the GOP does a clean out of epic proportions. America needs one. But I fear if they’re like our local Oz ‘conservatives’ they will wimp it.

  2. DirkH says:

    He was sexually confused and therefore not responsible for his actions. Also, he is a libtard U boat, making him doubly irresponsible. Meaning, he should get a reward from the court.

  3. gator69 says:

    Dinesh D’Souza got more for doing less.

    • cdquarles says:

      True and there is still that guy that got charged with a probation violation for an act that did not cause any apparent real harm, only some potential political harm, maybe.

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