November 4 - When Political Careers Are Pronounced Dead!
Frank Vennes, Jr. is a man of many schemes, all of them nefarious and all of them illegal: fraud, money laundering, firearm and drug offenses. The latest raid on Vennes' house looked like a scene from Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves :
Last week, agents with the FBI, IRS criminal investigative division and U.S. Postal Inspection Service seized scores of documents, computers and records from Vennes' home -- including checkbooks from one of the charities he had sponsored.
"...boxes and buckets of silver and gold coins, trays of jewelry, five stacks of $100 bills, boxes of gem stones, silver plates and Rolex watches. Agents also seized diamond rings and numerous paintings, including dozens with religious themes, such as the raising of Lazarus from the dead." Vennes and his brother donated over $35,000 to Bachmann's campaigns over a period of only 3 years. They were her largest individual contributers.
(From the Minnesota Independent):
Another reason why we should look askance at "faith-based evangelical recovery programs?" Nah, but it IS a reason to kick Bachmann out of Congress for (at best) being a gullible fool or (at worst) being an uber-hypocrite and corrupt.
Last week, Bachmann said that her campaign had given a contribution from Frank Vennes Jr., an ex-con under federal investigation, to charity. FEC records indicate the charity was Minnesota Teen Challenge, “a faith-based evangelical recovery program on whose board of directors Vennes served as recently as February 2008.”
“Vennes’ contribution to Bachmann, in other words, seems essentially to have gone from the pocket of one Vennes pal to the pocket of another.”
Is Bachmann anti-American?
Just a thought.