Thursday, January 31, 2013

Menendez Could Face 30 Years

If Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey is found guilty of traveling to the Dominican Republic to engage in sexual intercourse with underage prostitutes, he could face up to 30 years prison. The appropriate law, which would seem to apply in this instance, is the Prosecutorial Remedies And Other Tools To End The Exploitation Of Children Today (or the Protect Act).
Bob Menendez
Menendez voted for the law when he was a member of the House of Representatives.
“A person who travels in interstate commerce or travels into the United States, or a United States citizen or an alien admitted for permanent residence in the United States who travels in foreign commerce, for the purpose of engaging in any illicit sexual conduct with another person shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.
‘‘(c) ENGAGING IN ILLICIT SEXUAL CONDUCT IN FOREIGN PLACES.—Any United States citizen or alien admitted for permanent residence who travels in foreign commerce, and engages in any illicit sexual conduct with another person shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.”
The law further explains:
‘‘(d) ANCILLARY OFFENSES.—Whoever, for the purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain, arranges, induces, procures, or facilitates the travel of a person knowing that such a person is traveling in interstate commerce or foreign commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.


taicraven said...

See ya in 2043, creep.

BostonLady said...

What defines illicit sex? Is that the US law or the law of the country they travel to?

The reason I ask is that in Dubai, their illicit sex laws are going to be markedly different than Thailand.

I'm assuming it's the US law.

Tania Cadogan said...

off topic

A former New York prosecutor whose reputation was destroyed after Tawana Brawley falsely called him a 'gang-raping, kidnapping racist' has filed court papers seeking the nearly half a million dollars she owes him, it was revealed today.

Steven Pagones, a former Dutchess County prosecutor, says Brawley still owes him $431,492, including interest, after dragging his name through the mud in 1987 when he was one of three falsely accused by her of the notorious gang rape.

On November 28, 1987, the then-15-year-old was found in a trash bag, dazed, smeared with feces with the word 'n****r' scrawled on her body.
'For at least 25 years, she has been living a major lie,' Pagones said. 'To me, this has always been about responsibility and accountability,' he said of the more than decade-old defamation judgment against her.

She told police she had been abducted by two white men and driven to the woods where they and four others ravaged her for four days - one of which had a badge.
The case was catapulted onto the national stage by attorneys Alton H. Maddox and C. Vernon Mason, and the then-little-known Rev Al Sharpton, who claimed she was raped 33 times.
Brawley, who now goes by the name Tawana Gutierrez, is a single mom working as a nurse in Virginia.
She may now have as much as 25 percent of her wages garnished to repay Pagones, his lawyer, Garry Bolnick, told the New York Post.
'People criticize me for going after a hardworking single mother trying to support herself and child,' Pagones said.

'My argument has been she has not been held accountable.'
He added that he may drop the suit if Brawley finally admits she made up the horrific accusations.

'If she is not going to tell the truth, then it is about the money. That is the only way to hold her accountable,” said Pagones, who is now principal owner of a private investigations firm.
The Brawley case was a national scandal and had celebrities weighing in, with Bill Cosby posting a $25,000 reward for information on the case.
Don King promised $100,000 for Brawley’s education and boxer Mike Tyson gave her a $30,000 watch to ease her pain.

Fishkill Police Officer Harry Crist Jr. was implicated after being found dead in his apartment a week after Brawley was discovered, and Pagones was also accused when he stepped in with an alibi for the 28-year-old.
But in 1988 a grand jury found the whole shocking story was a hoax, and Brawley was never raped

Now 40 years old, The New York Post tracked her down working as a nurse in Virginia.
'I don't want to talk to anyone about that,' Brawley told the newspaper recently as she emerged from her apartment in Hopewell, Virginia, wearing scrubs

She lives what appears to be a relatively normal life in a neatly kept brick apartment complex with signs warning of video surveillance cameras.

To avoid detection, Brawley goes by the aliases of Thompson and Gutierrez and has a young daughter, a neighbor told the Post.
She reportedly works as a licensed practical nurse at The Laurels of Bon Air in Richmond. But her co-workers have been in the dark about the incredible story of brutality, which turned out to be false.

'Are you serious? We don't know her by that name. Isn't that a trip?' one staffer said, adding that the woman who they call Tawana Gutierrez was 'a good worker.'

Tania Cadogan said...

According to a neighbor, Brawley has lived in Hopewell - Virginia's most crime-laden town - for at least a year.

'Tawana V. Gutierrez' and 'Tawana V. Thompson' have held the same nursing license since 2006, state records show. The Virginia Board of Nursing confirmed issuing it to a 'Tawana Vacenia Thompson Gutierrez.'

Brawley maintains a PO box in Claremont, Va., under the name Gutierrez, according to The Post's sources.

The grand jury panel, which heard from 180 witnesses over its seven-month investigation, found that Brawley made up the story to avoid being punished for staying out late and missing school.

They found evidence she had ran away from home and was hiding out in her parents' former apartment after they got evicted.

Many believed that Brawley feared her stepdad Ralph King's and needed an alibi for her absence. King spent seven years in prison in the 1970s for killing his first wife.

Traces of the charcoal-like material used to scrawl the hateful word on her body were found under her fingernails, and she showed no signs of genital trauma or exposure, the jury found. One witness said Brawley was spotted climbing into the bin bag

'It is probable that in the history of this state, never has a teenager turned the prosecutorial and judicial systems literally upside down with such false claims,' state Supreme Court Justice S. Barrett Hickman wrote at the time.

Pagones has tried to forget the sorry affair but says he can't.

'It'll come up randomly. It'll come up when something happens with Sharpton,' he told The Post.

Pagones won a defamation lawsuit against Sharpton, Brawley and her lawyers in 1998.

Maddox was found liable for $97,000, Mason for $188,000, and Sharpton was ordered to pay $66,000. Brawley was ordered to pay $190,000 at 9 per cent annual interest but hasn't paid any of that bill.

'Through her silence, she's as guilty of libel as Maddox, Mason and Sharpton,' he told the newspaper. 'The only way to hold her accountable — at least at this stage — is financially.

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Tania Cadogan said...

off topic

A body pulled from a canal in New Jersey is believed to be that of missing bartender Sarah Majoras, it was revealed today.
The 39-year-old disappeared after walking home alone from a nightclub, close to the frozen Delaware & Raritan Canal in Lambertville, in the early hours of Saturday.

Prosecutors said the body, which was found in the same stretch of water where her friend died 12 years ago, matches her description, but said formal identification had yet to take place.

The discovery came after a boot thought to belong to Majoras was found in the canal and shortly after prosecutor Anthony Kearns made a renewed appeal for information about her disappearance.
Kearns said they were investigating reports Majoras had been approached by a man hours before she was last seen.

Although he said foul play could have been a factor in her death, he said there was no evidence of such as yet, it was reported on
He has also downplayed any connection between her disappearance and the death of one of her friends, whose body was found in the same canal 12 years ago.

In 2000, musician David Anderson, an Ottsville area native, was reportedly seen on the same path on his way to see Majoras's boyfriend David Baker when he fell into the water.

Anderson's death was ruled as accidental.
Messages of condolence have already started pouring into the 'Find Sarah Majoras' Facebook page in a sign that her friends and loved ones are braced for the worst.
Kearns said her family were 'saddened and heartbroken'.

Marjoras was last seen on surveillance video at about 2am on Saturday crossing into the city from New Hope, where she had worked at John & Peter's Bar for 15 years.
Cameras show her turning north onto Lambert Lane and walking toward her home in the 100 block of North Union Street.
She was not working on Friday night, but had been drinking and listening to music with friends.
Her boyfriend Adam Baker called the bar when she did not return home and she was reported missing at around 2pm on Saturday

Specialist divers have been searching the canal every day since her disappearance and a police helicopter has also been assisting in the search.
John & Peter's nightclub has also put up her missing poster on their website.

Majoras is described as 5ft 4ins and weighing 140lb.

She has blue eyes, blonde hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans, brown leather boots, white cap and a camouflage jacket.

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Hmmm the common link in both deaths is adam baker, I would suggest they give him a polygraph. I also want to see the 911 call

Anonymous said...

Not only is he a creep, but he is a stupid creep.