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                         by Pat Foster


“A unanimous Supreme Court has overturned the corruption convictions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, ruling that federal prosecutors relied on a ‘boundless’ definition of the kinds of acts that could lead politicians to face criminal charges” as reported by Politico. Gov. McDonnell had been convicted in Virginia of 11 corruption-related felony counts in 2014 for taking approximately $175,000 in gifts like vacations, clothes, and a Roles watch. The Supreme Court basically came to the conclusion that Virginia law did not specifically say he could not take these gifts, so he was exonerated of the charges.

The 60 Minutes news show did an interview with Mr. McDonnell, and he had this strange grin on his face. I think I know what he was thinking. $175,000 is just a taste. The real money is put into his campaign finance bank account that is tax free, and he never reports it as a contribution on his campaign finance reports with the state. The states never audit these accounts and they are exempted from public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act Section 2.2-3705.1(13) Account Numbers.

I am from Michigan, and the state came after me by attempting to flood me out of my own house for auditing their 2008 General Election. I had a lot of activity in the Michigan Courts and did a lot of legal research. That is where I came up with the possibility that elected officials were taking tax free money for decisions made from their elected positions, and nobody was ever going to see it. Under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, the exemptions are far more obvious than Virginia’s exemptions. MCL 15.243(1){r} specifically exempts “Records of a campaign committee including a committee that receives money from a state campaign fund.” The history of this act shows that it was passed in 1976, and became effective April 13, 1977. That was the approximate date that our prison system started to skyrocket to the largest police state in the world. That correlation begs the question whether all of our judges and justices who are elected have been putting people in jails and prisons to get kickbacks. This system directly hits the middle class with the tax burden of paying larger than cost amounts to keep this many people incarcerated, and the lower class who have nothing but their time to give to this system of government corruption.

The last question is it possible. In Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, two judges were found guilty of sending kids to a reform school so they could get kickbacks. It was called the Kids for Cash Scandal.

As a litigant in the Michigan courts, I served two circuit court judges, and three appellate court justices Requests to Produce their Campaign Finance Accounts. All denied me. Finally, I started using subpoenas to see these accounts. All were declined at the circuit court level, the appellate court level, and finally the Michigan Supreme Court denied my motion for a subpoena. I have a second appeal for a denied motion for a subpoena, and if the court denies, I will file for a Petition for a Writ of Certioriari to have the U.S. Supreme Court hear my argument. The more the argument is before the people, the more likely it will be heard.

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Secret campaign finance accounts of public officials are means that everything from judicial decisions to legislators’ laws and administrative actions are for sale in our country. Because of the courts denials of a litigants right to see them under discovery, these laws allowing this secrecy are perhaps the greatest issue we have. Our eagerness to change the laws will get a lot of elected officials to help us in our efforts.