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Cunningham gets record bribery sentence
Hit with 8 years, 4 months for taking $2.4 million in bribes

Friday, March 3, 2006; Posted: 6:17 p.m. EST (23:17 GMT)
SAN DIEGO, California (AP) -- Former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham was sentenced Friday to eight years and four months in federal prison for collecting $2.4 million in homes, yachts, antique furnishings and other bribes on a scale unparalleled in the history of Congress.

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Hope he gets a medium security prison. MoFo.

I hate the idea of 'country club prisons' just as a general thing but especially for somebody who accepts bribes.

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Hope he gets a medium security prison. MoFo.

I hate the idea of 'country club prisons' just as a general thing but especially for somebody who accepts bribes.

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Should have gotten longer but at least he got something more than a minor slap on the wrist.
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There is no parole for federal time. The max for his crime was 10, he gave him an 8 1/2 screamer. At 62 years of age, that's got to be a stone cold bitch.

I bet he throws him in Leavenworth or Marion. With the Abramoff stuff on the news every night, the judge doesn't want to end up on O'reilly being riduculed for sending this guy to Club Fed. If so, those of you hoping this guy gets a black submarine parked in his backyard will get their wish.

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Sad to say, in this morning's news report Mr. Cunningham is on his way to Club Fed, the Taft Minimum Security Facilty in San Diego, where the weather is beautiful all year round. Sounds like 8 and half years of 18 hole golf coming up. Man, this pisses me off.

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Sad to say, in this morning's news report Mr. Cunningham is on his way to Club Fed, the Taft Minimum Security Facilty in San Diego, where the weather is beautiful all year round. Sounds like 8 and half years of 18 hole golf coming up. Man, this pisses me off.
Bastards take care of their own. 8 years at Gitmo would've been interesting.
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Sad to say, in this morning's news report Mr. Cunningham is on his way to Club Fed, the Taft Minimum Security Facilty in San Diego, where the weather is beautiful all year round. Sounds like 8 and half years of 18 hole golf coming up. Man, this pisses me off.
Bastards take care of their own. 8 years at Gitmo would've been interesting.
Political corruption is reprehensible. He deserves his sentence.

It sure is easy for those of us to take our freedom for granted, though. I will admit that I was locked up for two nights a long time ago.

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Just the horror of having my freedom taken away.

It isn't an insignificant thing. This guy's life is over.

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