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Feds Raid John Murtha Funded Contractors

From the Wall Street Journal:

U.S. Raids Contractors Aided by Murtha

By JOHN R. WILKE, AUGUST COLE and T.W. FARNAM

January 23, 2009

Federal agents raided two small Pennsylvania defense contractors that were given millions of dollars in federal funding by Rep. John Murtha, chairman of the defense appropriations committee and one of the most powerful men in Congress.

Kuchera Industries and Kuchera Defense Systems shut down for the day after the raid by officers from the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and an Internal Revenue Service criminal unit.

In a statement Thursday night, the Pittsburgh U.S. attorney confirmed that offices in Windber, Johnstown and Summerhill were raided "as part of an ongoing investigation." A second federal official said that ties to lawmakers would be examined as part of the probe.

A spokesman for Mr. Murtha, Matthew Mazonkey, said, "We know nothing more than what we’ve read in the press today," referring to an initial report on the Web site of the Tribune-Democrat newspaper in Johnstown. Messages left last night for Kuchera executives weren’t returned.

Pentagon auditors have been looking at the use of earmarks, which are special-interest spending items directed to a specific company by members of Congress. An Oct. 30, 2007, page-one story in The Wall Street Journal identified Rep. Murtha as the largest earmarker in the House

Rep. Murtha is also the biggest crook. And has been going back to Abscam.

As we have suggested all along, Mr. Murtha only turned against the Iraq War to try to get protection from the left wing establishment who run this country.

It would seem they now don’t feel they need him any longer.

As noted below, even the Soros stooges at CREW are picking up this story.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, January 24th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “Feds Raid John Murtha Funded Contractors”

  1. sheehanjihad says:

    From the Wall Street Journal:

    U.S. Raids Contractors Aided by Murtha

    23 Jan 2009 // Federal agents raided two small Pennsylvania defense contractors that were given millions of dollars in federal funding by Rep. John Murtha, chairman of the defense appropriations committee and one of the most powerful men in Congress…

    http://www.citizensforethics.org/node/36576 (source page citing WSJ)

    Here’s a real shocker….Murtha is the single largest earmark legislator in the House. Defense contractors in his district enjoy huge contracts and millions of taxpayer dollars from Porky Pig Murtha, who conveniently chairs the Defense Appropriations Committee. This is the man who constantly undermines the Military, yet gleefully accepts the lobbyist’s cash in return for nefarious contracts chosen for their ability to line his pockets rather than contribute to National Defense. He has to GO!

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Talk about WHITE TRASH…….
      SJ, you are correct saying that it is time to take out the “TRASH”

  2. suscepit says:

    The Old Boys Club represented by John Murtha went out of style in the19th Century. Let’s save a nice window cell for him in prison where he can look out on the kingdom he is leaving behind.

  3. Landshark says:

    What I find interesting is that the MSM immediately connected the dots to Murtha.

    Normally, a story like this would have focused on the corrupt MIC, rather than the dem politician who was the benefactor and beneficiary.

    Not a good sign for ABSCAM Murtha.

    • Steve says:

      “Not a good sign for ABSCAM Murtha.”

      I think so, too. He is no longer necessary.

      And after all, he used to be a hawk (of sorts). So they can afford to dump him now.

    • GuppyNblue says:

      I hope you guys are right. When was the last time we saw a Democrat’s punishment fit the crime? Sen. Feinstein was exposed (by CREW too) and all she did was step down from her subcommittee. . But Murtha has frustrated Pelosi more than a few times and the party seems to be cracking down on dissenters.

      Maybe Murtha is looking at retirement and a token gesture of justice is due. He’ll surrender his seat and laugh all the way to the bank. I’m not an advocate of term limits (just a band-aid) but three decades of his disservice is enough.

    • JohnMG says:

      He’ll likely re-surface in the near future, even if he is ousted rather than retire. After all, look at what happened to Tom Daschel…….

  4. proreason says:

    Criminal intent is a better explanation for liberalism than idealism. And it certainly explains the behaviours.

  5. curvyred says:

    The really sad thing is the men and women who work for this manufacturer (and military contractor) will now be tainted by this. The average Joe working there isn’t at fault. This Defense contractor has been around since 1985. They have received many awards for outstanding performance .

    I find a lot of irony in Big Mouth Johny boy’s denigration of the military and yet all of his “porky projects” for the military – hypocrit!

    Of course now he is saying he would welcome the Gitmo boys with open arms – not surprisingly there is talk of a brand-new state of the art federal prison to be built in his district.

  6. VMAN says:

    I’d say this guy is SCUM but that would be an insult to scum everywhere.

    • JohnMG says:

      Despite what we (Marines) proudly proclaim, I think I have indeed found an “ex-Marine”!

      The mention of Murtha’s name makes the bile rise in my throat.

    • curvyred says:

      Funny – I am not a Marine but he has the same effect on me.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Yup…..jughead is the motto for disgraced (babyblue) Marines.

      What comes to my mind at the mention of his name:

      “From the 500yrd. line and with 1 round in your magazine, Lock & Load. Ready on the left? Ready on the right? All ready on the firing line!! You may commence firing as soon as your DOG target appears!!”


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