From: Gene Steinberg <gene.nul> Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 07:37:52 -0700 Archived: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:39:19 -0400 Subject: Re: Fife Symington Here's what the Wikipedia entry states about Symington: "Later, Symington was indicted on charges of extortion, making alse financial statements, and of bank fraud. He was convicted of bank fraud in 1997. As Arizona state law does not allow convicted felons to hold office, Symington resigned his office on September 5, 1997. "This conviction, however, was overturned in 1999 by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Six days into jury deliberations, the trial judge had granted the government's motion to dismiss a juror who was leaning toward acquittal because the other jurors complained she was refusing to deliberate with them, a serious breach of the juror's oath. A three-judge panel of the appeals court ruled 2-1 that there was a reasonable possibility that the juror had actually been removed because the rest of the jury was frustrated that she did not agree with them. The appeals court ruled that Symington was entitled to that juror's vote, and her dismissal violated Symington's right to a fair trial. Before the government could retry him, Symington was pardoned by President Clinton, whom Symington had once saved from a rip tide off of Cape Cod, near the end of his presidency in January 2001. The pardon terminated the federal government's seven year battle with the former governor." So in the eyes of the law, he is not guilty of anything. But I say that with no illusions that Arizona politics are necessarily honest. 18 years in the valley have convinced me of precisely the reverse. ------ Peace, Gene Steinberg Host/Executive Producer, The Paracast www.theparacast.com Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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