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Rep. Grayson (D-Nutjob) loses $18 million in stock scheme



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Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson lost $18 million in a scheme by a Virginia man that involved over a 100 victims, the congressman’s office confirmed Monday.

The man who ran the scheme, William Dean Chapman, was sentenced Friday in federal court to 12 years in prison. Prosecutors say Chapman used the money to fund a lavish lifestyle including a Lamborghini, a Ferrari and a $3 million home.

In most of the court papers, Grayson's identity is protected -- prosecutors say only that an elected official with the initials A.G. was the primary victim -- but documents twice mention Grayson by name.

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The scheme worked like this: clients would turn over their stocks to Chapman as collateral for a loan, and Chapman would let customers borrow about 90 percent of the stocks' value.

If the stocks did badly, borrowers could walk away and keep the money they were loaned. But if the borrowers' stocks did well, they would repay the loan with interest, and Chapman was supposed to return the stocks to the investor at their increased value.







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Rep. Grayson (D-Nutjob) loses $18 million in stock scheme

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Anyone want to discuss the source of the SOB's wealth?






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Rep. Grayson (D-Nutjob) loses $18 million in stock scheme




Good for that piece of shite....


Hope the scammer does serious jail time for hurting the other victims, but I hope Grayson doesn't get shite back.






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Anyone want to discuss the source of the SOB's wealth?



Isn't it odd how many of these middle class people get elected to Washington and come back multi millionaires
despite a federal salary range of $150k to $200k and the added high cost of living in D.C.?






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How deserving can you get? Crazy and greedy overlapping on the interstate of brain activity.





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Anyone want to discuss the source of the SOB's wealth?


Per wiki:

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In 1991 he founded the law firm Grayson & Kubli, which concentrated on government contract law. He was a lecturer at the George Washington University government contracts program and a frequent speaker on the topic.[9] In the 2000s, he worked as a plaintiffs' attorney specializing in whistleblower fraud cases aimed at Iraq war contractors. One contractor, Custer Battles, employed individuals who were found guilty of making fraudulent statements and submitting fraudulent invoices on two contracts the company had with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.[12][13] On behalf of his clients, Grayson filed suit under the False Claims Act and its qui tam provisions.[12] The jury verdict was more than $13 million, which was upheld on appeal in April 2009. The case remains the only successful prosecution of those who profited illegally from the war in Iraq. The Iraq war contractor fraud case brought Grayson his first national attention.[14] In 2006, a Wall Street Journal reporter described Grayson as "waging a one-man war against contractor fraud in Iraq" and as a "fierce critic of the war in Iraq" whose car displayed bumper stickers such as "Bush lied, people died".[15]\


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Grayson made his fortune as the first president of IDT Corporation (International Discount Telecom).[10][16]






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Isn't it odd how many of these middle class people get elected to Washington and come back multi millionaires
despite a federal salary range of $150k to $200k and the added high cost of living in D.C.?

Grayson was rich before Washington BUT Obama has increased his net worth by about 12,000%.






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Anyone want to discuss the source of the SOB's wealth?


I'd like to know how these guys get so wealthy before politics






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Hussein and Mooch are cleaning up, courtesy of the US taxpayers.





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The scheme worked like this: clients would turn over their stocks to Chapman as collateral for a loan, and Chapman would let customers borrow about 90 percent of the stocks' value.

If the stocks did badly, borrowers could walk away and keep the money they were loaned. But if the borrowers' stocks did well, they would repay the loan with interest, and Chapman was supposed to return the stocks to the investor at their increased value.



ETA: how could anyone fall for this shite is beyond me...



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Republicans' fault. Or George Bush's.


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If Mr Chapman wanted to have that life style he should to run for political office. He wouldn't need to own it he could use taxpayers money for planes, limousines, chafferer.





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ETA: how could anyone fall for this shite is beyond me...


The ridiculous promise he fell for is totally believable compared to the bull shite that his voters fall for on every election.






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Grayson made his fortune as the first president of IDT Corporation (International Discount Telecom).[10][16]
That is indeed what Grayson claims.
Evidence backing his claim is basically nonexistent.

The problem is Grayson is a pathological liar.
E.g., He claims "there is overwhelming evidence that the Tea Party is the home of bigotry and discrimination in America today, just as the KKK was for an earlier generation."






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Democrats aren't known for recognizing a Ponzi scheme dude.





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Democrats aren't known for recognizing a Ponzi scheme dude.

it's a bit more nefarious than that.
The scheme was all about tax avoidance.
Grayson avoided millions in taxes.






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Go look at Bennie Thompson. was a teacher, then a county supervisor. Supes never made more than $45K or so a year.





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How terribly distressing. Excuse me while a take a few moments to weep for him.





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Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson


POS






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Couldn't have happened to a more deserving person. Frick him.

And for those asking, he made his fortune (RIP) by selling pre-paid international phone cards to immigrants






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