Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Ravelel Shows Us How To Keep Those

Bank accounts and campaign coffers full, start trafficking in drugs.

South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel has been suspended from office, following his indictment by a federal grand jury for distribution of cocaine.


He is innocent till proven guilty, but, a federal indictment is a very serious step.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

indeed, FYI federal prosecutors batting averages are above 97%, there are several factors to include but not limited extremely harsh criminal procedure tactics at their disposal and the more important factor that like George Foreman in his latter years, they pick soup cans, i.e. cases they have a really good chance of winning in the first place.

Deacon Tim said...

It seems to me that any U.S. Attorney with a lick of common sense would be pretty sure of his evidence before indicting a sitting Constitutional officer. Still, he's innocent until...

John said...

Both of you are dead on.

He has not yet been convicted, but for it to get this far is very damning.

Anonymous said...

How about the other local politicians and well known dignitaries that played in the snow with T-Rav. I noticed that the P&C has very little about this story, jeez I wonder why. Who are they trying to protect. I hear this story hits close to home with them, those in the know, know what I’m talking about. The party in the battery, the hidden cameras, those who flipped and mentioned names. A good investigative reporter could have a field day with this story and probably sell a screenplay. City Paper and The State-keep on top of this story because you own it. The P&C doesn’t want to get dirty with this one.

Anonymous said...

..but you can’t hide.

If Ravenel is convicted of distribution of cocaine, he can serve as much as 20 years in prison. I would say that it is more likely that he will cut a “plea deal” to serve a short amount of time behind bars along with probation.

If Ravenel cuts a “plea deal”, in other words, “pleads guilty” then the Feds should insist that he roll over on a “Bigger Fish” If he does not roll over, then he should do some serious jail time with the rest of the “Cocaine Distributors”.