Open Letter to All Legislators Regarding Suspicions of Bribery:
From Ray Metcalfe 08/04/2009
Lesil McGuire signed a contractual agreement with one of
The $10,500 was paid and the appropriations were made. Bribery by definition is when someone outside of government pays a legislator to assist them with an appropriation or other legislation.
Two years ago, I hand delivered copies of McGuire’s contract and her invoices for “services” to the office of
In their dismissal, Legislative Ethics referenced a two year statute of limitation for ethics complaints. They made no mention of the fact that the statute of limitation begins to run at the conclusion of the final related act. The final related appropriation, in the series of appropriations that McGuire contracted to help secure, passed the Legislature in May of 2006, one year and nine months before the commission received APOC’s referral. Well within the two years. Senate Ethics also made no reference of any referral of the matter to the office of the Attorney General nor did they mention that the statute of limitation for bribery is five years.
There are now, from the date of this letter, two years left for a grand jury to indict.
As evidenced by eleven Federal convictions,
In 1982, Bethel Senator George Hohman was expelled from the Senate and sent to prison for simply suggesting that the backers of a project were likely contributors. Today, no one other than you has more responsibility to ask why such far more egregious acts are tolerated by our Legislators and ignored by our Prosecutors.
Please find a PDF at http://www.citizens4ethics.com/pdf/Evidence-File-15-meg.pdf that includes: