Sadly, it is entrenched in all levels of our government.
Jamie Kalani English is the latest example of just how badly corruption has saturated our lawmakers.
Give Me the Money
English is the former Democrat Majority Leader in Maui, Hawaii.
He allegedly took more than $18,000 in bribes for introducing legislation.
According to the filing, he took bribes of various forms from a local business owner to introduce or slow down/block different legislation.
For instance, in 2020, English was allegedly paid $10,000 to delay cesspool legislation.
He allegedly took another $5,000 for the legislation in 2021.
Along with English, Rep. Ty Cullen was also charged.
They are now both facing one count of honest services wire fraud.
If found guilty, they will both face up to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.
After the charges were announced, Rep. Cullen resigned his seat.
Cullen’s charges date back to 2014.
U.S. Attorney Clare E. Connors for the District of Hawaii stated, “Ensuring that government officials provide services free of corrupt practices that violate federal law is a critical priority.
“We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute government officials who use their positions for illegal enrichment.”
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Source: Washington Examiner