Thursday, October 27, 2005

Grand Old Police Blotter: The First Noe-l Edition

Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people:

A federal grand jury has indicted Tom Noe, the former Toledo-area coin dealer at the center of a state investment scandal, of illegally laundering money into President Bush's re-election campaign.

The three-count indictment ... states that beginning in October 2003, Mr. Noe contributed to President Bush's election campaign "over and above the limits established by the Federal Election Campaign Act."

"He did so, according to the indictment, in order to fulfill his pledge to raise $50,000 for a Bush-Cheney fund-raiser held in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 30, 2003," Gregory White, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, announced at an afternoon news conference.

The two other counts were for conspiracy and filing false statements.

Noe is a Bush Pioneer. He faces fifteen years in the pen.

Paddy wagons, ho!

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