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FBI Probes Former SEIU Boss Andy Stern

From a surely outraged Associated Press:

FBI investigates prominent labor leader Andy Stern

By SAM HANANEL (AP)
September 28, 2010

WASHINGTON — The FBI and the U.S. Labor Department are investigating prominent labor leader Andy Stern in their probe of corruption at the Service Employees International Union, according to two people who have been interviewed by federal agents.

The two organized labor officials met with federal agents this summer to answer questions about a six-figure book contract that Stern landed in 2006 and his role in approving money to pay the salary of an SEIU leader in California who allegedly performed no work.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the investigation. The FBI and the Labor Department’s office of inspector general declined to comment for the record.

The disclosure about the federal inquiry of Stern — who abruptly resigned as president of the 2.2-million member SEIU in April — comes just weeks ahead of contentious congressional elections in which the union is spending an estimated $44 million to support its favored Democratic candidates…

Stern left his post two years before the end of his term, saying he wanted to focus more on his personal life. He remains a member of President Barack Obama’s deficit commission and a highly influential figure in the White House, where he was one of the most frequent visitors last year. He is also a research fellow at Georgetown University and a paid consultant for the SEIU…

Gosh, what a shock.

The shock being that Eric Holder would ever allow this to go forward.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “FBI Probes Former SEIU Boss Andy Stern”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Oh…..I get it. Stern wanted to focus more on his personal life so he left his job to become the most frequent visitor to the WH last year.
    Is this related to focusing on jobs like a laser?

    Hold it…..I know the answer…..he needed to get out of the house and he needed to see his ol’ bud dingleBarry for a beer.
    That’s it!!

  2. canary says:

    And now Obama joking on Sirius SM radio he’s writing a book “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters” joking his daughters didn’t give him to many rewrites, figuring he had enough to worry about.

    Obama made 4 book contracts as newly elected president.
    Obama is playing himself in the documentary on his mother’s life
    Obama is writing another children’s book and of course he’s writing his memoirs to cash in the moment he leaves office.

    Obama is promoting his own self & financial future.
    I think it’s illegal, but it’s certainly becoming a 4 year vacation business adventure.

    • proreason says:

      great post, canary

    • hushpuppy says:

      I sent in the news item to Steve on the 14th of this month:

      Already a bestselling author, U.S. President Barack Obama is now going the way of Dr. Seuss with his first foray into children's literature.

      Random House Children's Books announced Tuesday Obama's Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters will launch Nov. 16. Obama penned the book before he took office in 2009.

      Illogical. Why now – just before the mid term elections? IF he supposedly wrote it before taking office, why didn’t he publish it then and make more money along with the others he ‘wrote’? Was he saving this book for bad poll numbers a rainy day?

      The publisher describes the book as “a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation…

      Think of how much more money he could have made IF he published it before taking office? All those kool-aid drinkers would have run right out and bought it.

      The author’s portion of the proceeds go to the children of fallen and disabled U.S. soldiers

      Well that’s the law. When a sitting President writes a book, he must give the earnings to a charity, otherwise that would be taking advantage of the Office as President.

      This whole scenario is illogical. Just like his going on tour and announcing he’s a ‘christian’.

      Boy is that ever a crock of taqiya.

      Aww. Innat spechial?

      http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2010/09/14/15346436.html

  3. hokeymcdokey says:

    Who will buy the book?

    Probably 198,434,776 on the Amazon hit parade.

  4. cricket23 says:

    Obama SEIU’s Agenda is My Agenda

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ1NJaCtIkM

  5. cricket23 says:

    Obama SEIU Thugs Punch Twice As Hard

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBdbTVUeay8


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