Sunday, November 20, 2011

Can Sarah Palin and employees of the
Mat-Su medical facility be found guilty of criminal conspiracy? Most definitely.

Here is the relevant federal law:
US Code 
Title 18 Crimes and Criminal Procedure 

§ 371. Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States

If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

If, however, the offense, the commission of which is the object of the conspiracy, is a misdemeanor only, the punishment for such conspiracy shall not exceed the maximum punishment provided for such misdemeanor.

How are U.S. attorneys to interpret that law? The United States
 Attorneys'
 Manual, deals with that question at length here:
The summary statement at the end that section says those activities that fall under 18 U.S.C. § 371 affect the government in at least one of three ways:

1.              They cheat the government out of money or property;
2.              They interfere or obstruct legitimate Government activity; or
3.              They make wrongful use of a governmental instrumentality.

Is a community hospital that takes Medicare and Medicaid payments a “government instrumentality”? Of course it is.

So let’s review. Somebody at the Mat-Su medical facility allowed Sarah Palin to obtain a maternity suite late in the evening on April 17, 2008. Palin did not give birth, and the top administrators at Mat-Su surely knew that. Palin the next day sent out a press release on official letterhead of the office of the governor claiming she gave birth, when in fact she had not.

The statute says a crime is committed if “two or more persons conspire … to commit any offense against the United States …” Palin announced she was seven months pregnant on March 5, the day after McCain wrapped up the nomination for the Republican Party, even though, almost comically, a reporter wrote of her that day, “the governor … simply doesn’t look pregnant.” Moreover, this AP picture of her appeared on March 14 showing her without the least sign of pregnancy:




A strong case can be made that the intent of the fraud was to fool McCain, the Republican Party, and the American people to allow Palin to become, by means of an elaborate hoax, the vice president of the United States. Can this hoax therefore be construed as “an offense against the United States?”

It damned well should be construed that way! The Feds have a far more compelling, not to mention fantastically newsworthy, case against Palin than they had against John Edwards – and he's going to trial on felony charges.

So who exactly was the top administrator at Mat-Su on April 18, 2008? Sir, get yourself a lawyer.

Was Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson on hand at the hospital that day? Doesn’t matter, really – her public comments make her part of whatever happened. I would hate to think of her facing criminal conspiracy charges, but she and her lawyers need to think very carefully about her options, as long as she still has some.

And now it’s time for the U.S. attorney in Anchorage, Karen L. Loeffler, to move forward on this. (In fact, I have reason to believe she is already preparing her case.)

Sarah: Talk to your lawyers. Find a way to come clean before the Feds come after you ... before they start looking at where all that SarahPAC money went.


Anyone with information relevant to this case, please send it to: Mary Francis Rook, FBI, Special Agent in Charge, 101 E. Sixth Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501, anchoragefbi@ak.net, (907) 276-4441.



8 comments:

  1. "Somebody at the Mat-Su medical facility allowed Sarah Palin to obtain a maternity suite late in the evening on September 17, 2008."

    Shouldn't that be April 17, 2008? Otherwise, a great post.

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  2. Linda: Got it! Thank you so much.

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  3. Given that Palin can't even remember where she "gave birth," I'd think this would be an easy case to solve once someone actually bothers to try.

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  4. Palin could do time in prison if she is not careful.

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  5. Time in prison? Oh please... please! I bet she's never thought that this might be a valid possibility for her. She OWNS Alaska, and her thugs back her up. Please, please, let her wind up in a federal penitentiary. She won't be able to get her plastic surgery, her hair extensions, her manicured fake nails... she'll wind up looking like Dorian Gray.

    And while we're on the subject, can we please drop-kick Bristol's ignorant ass back to Alaska with a recommendation to grow up? Kthnxbai.

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  6. Brad,

    I've been following Palin's alleged pregnancy for over 3 years now. From the time I first started reading about the details regarding the "wild ride" to Palin's description of childbirth as easy after a dose of Pitocin, I knew there was a story but I've yet to see or hear of anyone coming forth with irrefutable proof. I would absolutely classify everything presented as very strong evidence against her having given birth but if there is something more you've uncovered that would lead to an investigation, are you able to reveal it? I can't imagine a state agency going after the hospital or Palin without strong evidence. Do they have the ability to access birth certificate records without approval from the parents if they have strong evidence of a fraud having been committed? I really hope this turns out to be what we've all been waiting for since I believe that Palin, CBJ & some members of the hospital board committed fraud in regards to her having given birth.

    I'm so grateful to people like you, Laura Novak and Allison from the Palin Place adding to the list of excellent bloggers and writers who have done hours of research on Palin. Without so many dedicated people, Palin's hoax would have continued unnoticed and unpunished. Let's hope this investigation brings her exactly what she deserves.

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  7. Agreed AKRNHSNC!
    But yes I would think the FEDS(not State) can get BC or any info including Re-dacted emails, what ever they need! The state wouldn't do anything they are in her pocket still but the FEDS are a different story!!!!
    OMG just reading what Brad says here:

    Palin could do time in prison if she is not careful.
    makes my heart skip a beat! To finally see her in a orange jumpsuit at Federal prison.... (with pink handcuffs, please)
    There is a goddess....
    Thank you Brad!

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  8. Ghost: from my Nov. 20 post:

    Can Sarah Palin and employees of the Mat-Su medical facility be found guilty of criminal conspiracy? Most definitely.

    Here is the relevant federal law:
    US Code 
Title 18 Crimes and Criminal Procedure 

§ 371. Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States

    If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

    If, however, the offense, the commission of which is the object of the conspiracy, is a misdemeanor only, the punishment for such conspiracy shall not exceed the maximum punishment provided for such misdemeanor.

    How are U.S. attorneys to interpret that law? The United States
 Attorneys'
 Manual, deals with that question at length here:
    http://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/crm00923.htm
    The summary statement at the end that section says those activities that fall under 18 U.S.C. § 371 affect the government in at least one of three ways:

    1. They cheat the government out of money or property;
    2. They interfere or obstruct legitimate Government activity; or
    3. They make wrongful use of a governmental instrumentality.

    Is a community hospital that takes Medicare and Medicaid payments a “government instrumentality”? Of course it is.

    So let’s review. Somebody at the Mat-Su medical facility allowed Sarah Palin to obtain a maternity suite late in the evening on April 17, 2008. Palin did not give birth, and the top administrators at Mat-Su surely knew that. Palin the next day sent out a press release on official letterhead of the office of the governor claiming she gave birth, when in fact she had not.

    The statute says a crime is committed if “two or more persons conspire … to commit any offense against the United States …” Palin announced she was seven months pregnant on March 5, the day after McCain wrapped up the nomination for the Republican Party, even though, almost comically, a reporter wrote of her that day, “the governor … simply doesn’t look pregnant.” ...

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