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Criminal Behavior by Members of “Mayors Against Illegal Guns”

Friday, February 3, 2012

Criminal Behavior by Members of “Mayors Against Illegal Guns”

Coaldale, Pa. Mayor faces pornography charges

The Times News, Carbon County, N.Y., September 9, 2011

http://www.tnonline.com/2011/sep/20/corkery-behind-bars

The Mayor of Coaldale, Richard Corkery is in jail following a violation of his bail conditions stemming from charges by Carbon County prosecutors that he downloaded child pornography.

Brownsville Mayor has third DWI arrest

The Monitor, McAllen, Texas, May 11, 2010

http://www.themonitor.com/news/span-38434-style-font.html

The Brownsville Herald, Brownsville, Texas, Jun. 21, 2011

http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/articles/-127960--.html

Mayor Pat M. Ahumeda Jr. was arrested after police pulled him over for driving erratically and he refused to take a breathalyzer. The mayor plead guilty to reckless driving and was sentenced to two years’ probation. Ahumeda was arrested for DWI in 1987 and 2003.

Monticello, N.Y. Mayor pleads guilty

The Times Herald-Record, Middletown, N.Y., Jun. 10, 2010

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100610/NEWS/6100319/-1/NEWS

The Sullivan County Democrat, Callicoon, N.Y., Apr. 19, 2011

http://www.sc-democrat.com/news/2011April/19/news3.htm

Mayor Gordon Jenkins plead guilty to five counts of trademark counterfeiting after he and his wife were caught selling knockoff Nikes to undercover police at the store the couple own. A search of their home also turned up marijuana.

Mayor of Tamarac, Fla. turns herself in

The Florida Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 9, 2011

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/broward/blog/2011/03/tamarac_mayor_beth_talabisco_t.html

Mayor Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco faces charges of bribery and official misconduct stemming from dealings with two unscrupulous developers.

Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez sentenced to three years in prison

The Hartford Courant, Sept. 15, 2010

http://articles.courant.com/2010-09-15/news/hc-web-perez-sentencing-0915-20100914_1_abraham-giles-judge-julia-d-dewey-eddie-alberto-perez

Mayor Eddie Perez has been sentenced to three years in prison and three years of probation after being convicted on five felony corruption charges, including extortio

Embattled Racine mayor resigns

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 3, 2010

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/86273007.html

Mayor of Racine, Wis. and member of Mayors against Illegal Guns Gary Becker resigned after facing charges in an internet sex sting. Becker was later convicted and received a three year prison term.

White Plains, NY: After arrest, mayor denies injuring wife

LoHud.com, March 1, 2010

http://www.lohud.com/article/20103010346

http://www.lohud.com/article/20100401/NEWS02/4010405/-1/newsfront/5-new-domestic-charges-against-Mayor-Bradley

Mayor Adam Bradley was arrested for third degree misdemeanor assault. Wife Fumiko Bradley acquired a temporary protective order against him. The mayor was sentenced to three years probation.

Inglewood mayor resigns before pleading guilty to misdemeanor conflict of interest charge

The L.A. Times, Jan. 25, 2010

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/01/inglewood-mayor-resigns-after-pleading-guilty-to-misdemeanor-conflict-of-interest-charge.html

Mayor of Inglewood resigns ahead of pleading guilty to conflict of interest charges. He also faced charges of embezzlement.

Baltimore Mayor resigns after pleading guilty to stealing from the poor

The Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 6, 2010

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2010/0106/Baltimore-Mayor-Sheila-Dixon-resigns-as-part-of-plea-deal

Mayor of Baltimore, Md. Sheila Dixon and member of Mayors against Illegal Guns was indicted on theft and perjury charges. Dixon was ultimately convicted of taking from a program intended to help disadvantaged children. Dixon had to resign as part of her plea deal.

Larry Langford found guilty on all 60 counts

The Birmingham News, Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 28, 2009

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2009/10/larry_langford_found_guilty.html

Larry Langford, Birmingham's mayor and a former Jefferson County commissioner, has been found guilty in his federal bribery trial.

Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick sentenced to four months

CNN, Oct. 28, 2008

http://articles.cnn.com/2008-10-28/justice/detroit.mayor.sentenced_1_kilpatrick-and-beatty-justice-and-misconduct-judge-david-groner?_s=PM:CRIME

Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to four months in prison after pleading to two felony charges of obstruction of justice. In addition, the mayor pled to a charge of assaulting a police officer.

New Jersey Mayor and wife sentenced for extortion

The Jersey Journal, Oct. 3, 2008

http://www.nj.com/news/jjournal/guttenberg/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1224916016161280.xml&coll=3

Mayor David Delle Donna, 49, of Guttenberg, was sentenced to four years, 3 months for tax evasion and the extortion of a local business owner.

Mayor with a past has a future in prison

The New York Times, Aug. 22, 2008

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/24/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/24passaicnj.html?_r=1

When a federal judge sentenced former Mayor Samuel Rivera to 21 months in federal prison on Aug. 15, an era ended in this tattered city of nearly 70,000, leaving many here debating Mr. Rivera’s tumultuous past and wondering what is to come.

Will Wynn pleads guilty to assault

The Austin Chronicle, Mar. 3, 2008

http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/News/Blogs/index.html/objID599595/blogID/

Mayor Will Wynn formally pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge Tuesday, stemming from a 2006 incident where he physically ejected purported party crasher Luke Johnson from his Downtown condo; in a signed statement, Johnson described the "contact as offensive and provocative."

The Mayor of Jersey City is convicted over a scuffle

The New York Times, Jun. 6, 2007

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/23/nyregion/23mayor.html?_r=2&oref=slogin

A municipal court judge in this shore town found the mayor of Jersey City guilty of obstructing justice and resisting arrest in a clash with a police officer a little more than a year ago, leading the mayor’s wife, Maureen, to hiss, “It’s a disgrace.”

The mayor, Jerramiah T. Healy, said in a news conference after the verdict that he had no intention of resigning his office, and would most likely appeal the decision, rendered by a municipal court judge, John G. Colannino, who ordered Mayor Healy to pay $828 in fees and fines and then imposed a stay of 20 days.

A Bloomberg anti-gun mayor is charged with carrying weapon

New York Sun, Nov. 22, 2006

http://www.nysun.com/new-york/bloomberg-anti-gun-mayor-is-charged-with-carrying/43999/

The mayor of Jackson, Miss., Frank Melton—who, according to news reports, carries firearms at all times and has a reputation for being tough on crime—pleaded no contest to carrying a concealed gun on the campus of Mississippi College School of Law. He also pleaded guilty to carrying a gun into a church and into a park, also illegal under state law. The first was reduced from a felony charge to a misdemeanor; the latter two were misdemeanors.

 

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