October 06, 2006

Wages of Greed

The first indictments in the Gloria Wise scandal came down yesterday.

Don't know about the Gloria Wise scandal? Not a problem - the major media kept its mitts off the story, which involved an Air America (AKA "Frankennet") board member "borrowing" money from a charity on whose board he also sat, to pay Air America bills.

After over a year of damning revelations regarding the fishy 2004 transfer of $875,000 in taxpayer funds from the former Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club to the liberal Air America Radio Network, the New York City Department of Investigation has announced the first two indictments in this case.

According to news reports tonight, two former club executives, Charles Rosen and Jeffrey Aulenbach, have been busted for allegedly misappropriating $1.2m in public funds, with the lion's share related to the Air America scam.

Read the whole thing - including the very, very long indictments themselves - over at Brian Maloney's Radio Equalizer, which was on the story before it became unavoidable.

Posted by Mitch at October 6, 2006 07:43 AM | TrackBack

And don't forget to note that embezzling money to start a liberal radio network isn't worth jail time in New York, even when you add in taking more money for personal items on top of overly generous compensation.

No wonder the Clown is Angry, he wasn't in on the scam!

Posted by: nerdbert at October 6, 2006 08:43 AM

Clown? Clown? No Clown?

Posted by: Scott at October 6, 2006 12:06 PM

I heard some of the Gloria Wise children (the white one's), got internships at Air America. The rest got an advance copy of Al's next book "Thieves and the Thieving Thievers who Thieve From You."
There's a whole chapter on how Rove and Cheney had cyanide planted in Ken Lay's Metamucil.

Posted by: Kermit at October 6, 2006 03:23 PM
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