Duke Cunningham’s List

How do you think his price schedule compares to that of Bill Frist, or Rick Santorum?

Feb. 27, 2006 ï–¿–½ Prosecutors call it a corruption case with no parallel in the long history of the U.S. Congress. And it keeps getting worse. Convicted Rep. Randall ‘œDuke’ Cunningham actually priced the illegal services he [...]

Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

How do you think his price schedule compares to that of Bill Frist, or Rick Santorum?

Feb. 27, 2006 ï–¿–½ Prosecutors call it a corruption case with no parallel in the long history of the U.S. Congress. And it keeps getting worse. Convicted Rep. Randall ‘œDuke’ Cunningham actually priced the illegal services he provided.


Prices came in the form of a ‘œbribe menu’ that detailed how much it would cost contractors to essentially order multimillion-dollar government contracts, according to documents submitted by federal prosecutors for Cunningham’™s sentencing hearing this Friday.

. . .

The sentencing memorandum includes the California Republican’™s ‘œbribery menu’ on one of his congressional note cards, ‘œstarkly framed’ under the seal of the United States Congress.

The card shows an escalating scale for bribes, starting at $140,000 and a luxury yacht for a $16 million Defense Department contract. Each additional $1 million in contract value required a $50,000 bribe.

. . .

His lawyers say he has since cooperated fully with the widening government investigation of congressional bribery, and they will ask the judge to go outside the sentencing guidelines and impose a lighter sentence than 10 years.

Look, if they let him off easy, I want him taking down at least two other Republicans. In fact, I’™ll give him a year off for each Republican he takes down, two for each one in the leadership. Three years off if he takes down a Cabinet Officer.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 by Richard Blair |

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