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A Democrat once expelled from Congress for taking bribes has pleaded guilty to rigging the results of five years of elections.

Former U.S. Congressman Michael “Ozzie” Myers, 79, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to deprive voters of civil rights, bribery, obstruction of justice, falsification of voting records, and conspiring to illegally vote in a federal election for orchestrating schemes to fraudulently stuff the ballot boxes for specific Democratic candidates in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Pennsylvania elections, the U.S. Justice Department announced.


Myers admitting seeking “consulting fees” from numerous local Democrat candidates, then using part of the funds to bribe two election judges to falsify election results in Democrat primaries on behalf of clients and other candidates Myers favored. 

“Specifically, Myers admitted in court to bribing the Judge of Elections for the 39th Ward, 36th Division in South Philadelphia, Domenick J. Demuro, in a fraudulent scheme over several years. Demuro, who was charged separately and pleaded guilty in May 2020, was responsible for overseeing the entire election process and all voter activities of his Division in accord with federal and state election laws,” the Justice Department announced in a statement.

“Myers also admitted to conspiring to commit election fraud with a former Judge of Elections for the 39th Ward, 2nd Division in South Philadelphia, Marie Beren. Beren, who was charged separately and pleaded guilty in October 2021, was the de facto Judge of Elections and effectively ran the polling places in her division by installing close associates to serve as members of the Board of Elections. Myers admitted that he gave Beren directions to add votes to candidates supported by him, including candidates for judicial office whose campaigns actually hired Myers, and other candidates for various federal, state, and local elective offices preferred by Myers for a variety of reasons,” the Justice Department added.

Myers represented Philadelphia in Congress from 1976 to 1980.  In 1980 Myers caught on videotape in the FBI’s “Abscam” sting accepting a bribe from an undercover agent he thought was an Arab sheikh.  

Myers was then expelled from Congress by a 376 to 30 vote, the first House member expelled since the Civil War.  A year later Myers was convicted of bribery in federal court and sentenced to three years in prison.  

During his short time in Congress he was also convicted of assault after getting into a fight in an Arlington, Va. motel and given a six-month suspended sentence.

It was later found that while lobbying for anti-gun laws in 1974 as a member of the Pennsylvania State House he was hiding a handgun his brother used in a murder. Prior to his election to the State House Myers had been arrested for burglary, but the charges were dropped.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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raylaser
raylaser
1 month ago

Yep, Dems don’t commit election fraud. Never would. What a joke. However, this story won’t see the light of day on lamestream media.

Tim Thompson
Tim Thompson
1 month ago

Democratic cheating nothing to see here. Kalifornia has made cheating in election an art form. They stole the election in 2020 no doubt because they thought they had it made when Hillary was running in 2016 a terrible candidate that like Biden gave a feeble push at rallies and events. She felt that she had the race won because of the inside knowledge of the cheating being done at that time. Trump beat her and for his four years the Democrat went after him accusing him of stealing the election. They had four years to figure out what went wrong in 2016, 2020 was going to be nothing short of an intense push to insure Biden won and won big. So much so that they made the error of having 81,000,000 million votes for his win an impossibility since he was a ghost like Hillary and couldn’t draw a crowd in his rallies while Trump had millions upon millions of active voters going to his. There is no doubt that the election was stolen and 2000 mules tells the tail how it was done.

Zod
Zod
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim Thompson

Quite. Trump was packing stadiums, and Biden couldn’t do same in a 7-11 parking lot.

Nate
Nate
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim Thompson

Too many “left wing” media hosts thought Hillary had it without a doubt, so cheating wasn’t needed! SURPRIZE!!!!—–Then Democrats got their revenge in 2020, without a worry. Now, under Joe Biden and Kamala Harris America suffers!!!!!!!!

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Rerun 2020 with Dems to win elections

ward
ward
1 month ago

More proof the dem’s 2020 vote fraud was a fact & commie, biden, islamic bo conspiracy for their far left totalitarian, dictator treason is now truth !