3.) Felony Charges

  • 2018-11-20
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
3.) Felony Charges
By Dllu from Wikimedia Commons
The New York Times extensively reported on another scandal threatening Espy’s political fortunes. 

A quarter-century ago, federal prosecutors leveled 30 felony charges against the disgraced former Clinton appointee. 

They included crimes for receiving improper gifts, adding to our last story of taking money for a scholarship. Others examples included expensive tickets to a football game.

Although a jury concluded there wasn't sufficient evidence to find Espy accepted the gifts with criminal intent, the Office of Independent Counsel’s (OIC) investigation "revealed a pervasive pattern of improper behavior by Secretary Espy and his top aide, and by persons and companies regulated by or with business before the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)."
 
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