- Here is the indictment.
- My previous post, summarizing the activity on the Renzi case up to last September can be found at " Rep. Renzi (AZ-R) expects to be indicted."
- Laura Rozen adds some background on Rep Renzi's "lost" twenty years of personal history with the DoD. Was he a "spook"? If so, does this dovetail with the Duke Cunningham - Dusty Foggo/Brent Wilkes - Thomas Kontogiannis set of cases?
Saturday, February 23, 2008
This case sure took long enough to percolate up into an indictment. Rep. Rick Renzi has been indicted for fraud and money laundering. According to TPM Muckraker the fraud was using his Congressional office to promote the purchase of land from his buddy, James Sandlin, that the buyers could then swap for more valuable government land. The money laundering charge is based on the way Renzi got his kickbacks through a series of obscure transactions designed to hide the fact that the money he received indirectly from Sandlin was in fact illegal kickbacks.