Did you notice the stories about Illinois Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s husband being sentenced to prison for a check-kiting scheme involving millions of dollars? Probably not. It got little attention. Yet Robert B. Creamer was a prominent Democratic political consultant who recently surfaced as a registered lobbyist who tried to sabotage John Bolton’s nomination as Ambassador to the U.N.
Here’s another newsworthy twist: Creamer, sentenced to five months in prison by the judge, was prosecuted by Patrick Fitzgerald, the same prosecutor in the Valerie Plame affair. Joe Ferguson, assistant U.S. Attorney in Fitzgerald’s office, called the sentence too lenient.
It was bigger news in Chicago, where Andy Shaw of the local ABC television affiliate reported that Ferguson “said Creamer acted like he was above the law, continued his illegal activities even after a visit from the FBI, never took responsibility for his actions and deserves the maximum sentence, regardless of what or who he was fighting for.”
He added that “The feds are considering an appeal, because the sentence is so lenient, and Creamer will be able to travel to Washington D.C. on his consulting business even when he is on home confinement.” The feds were asking for two-and-a-half to three years in prison.
A report on Creamer’s involvement in the anti-Bolton campaign, on behalf of the George Soros-funded Open Society Policy Center, can be found here.
The News Alert blog comments, “Now that Robert Creamer is going to jail, Jan Schakowsky can spend more time with her friends the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America.” She was honored in 2000 at a dinner sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.
By the way, the speaker at the dinner was Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson.
Don’t look for Meyerson to do a column on Robert Creamer’s financial crimes. He’s already publicly praised convicted inside-trader George Soros for manipulating campaign finance laws to benefit the Democratic Party.
This “culture of corruption” is carefully ignored by our media.