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Tuesday, September 20, 2005


Finally Newton admits to taking a bribe, mail fraud, and tax evasion and now faces a maximun of 35 years in prison.

But I guess this is still the media's fault.

From the Hartford Courant
Former state Sen. Ernest Newton II, who rose from one of Bridgeport's poorest neighborhoods to become a highly visible member of the state Senate, pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony charges of receiving a bribe, mail fraud and tax evasion.

The case is the lastest in a string of federal corruption probes in Connecticut.

Newton, who announced his resignation last week and officially submitted it Monday, acknowledged in court that he accepted a $5,000 bribe in exchange for helping the director of a nonprofit job training agency secure a $100,000 grant.


Newton also admitted filing false tax returns and diverting $13,000 in campaign contributions for personal use, which is considered mail fraud because the financial reporting forms were sent by mail.

This is the person who blamed everybody but himself for his problems and in the end he admits to the charges the media leveled against him. How can any of his supporters still stand behind him now.

I put up a new poll on the right side of the blog about the Newton case. Take a second and vote.