Corruption has been in the air and it seems to have affected the Democratic party. You can also occasionally hear of a GOP member that gets their hand slapped.
However, graft and corruption seem to follow liberals like a bad cough, you can clearly see that from Hillary Clinton and the email server scandal. Now, the focus is off Hillary for a minute and onto State Senator Nathaniel Thomas Oaks of Maryland. Apparently, he has been charged with “honest services wire fraud.”
The Senator was caught in an undercover sting operation, using his position to benefit private business. The Justice Department released an affidavit stating:
Further, the affidavit alleges that September 22, 2016, the CHS made another $5,000 cash payment to Oaks in exchange for Oaks filing a bond bill with the Maryland Department of Legislative Services (DLS) requesting $250,000 for the Project, which Oaks filed later that same day. On November 21, 2016, the CHS received a forwarded email from Oaks that had been sent to Oaks by a DLS employee, attaching a draft of the bill to establish a $250,000 bond to be used for the Project.
Nathaniel Thomas Oaks, from Baltimore, seems to have misused his position his position as a legislator to line his own pockets, he did exactly what Trump is trying to stop. The Justice Department reported:
The affidavit alleges that on September 21, 2015, a cooperating individual (the Cooperator) introduced Oaks to an FBI confidential human source (the CHS) who portrayed himself as an out-of-town businessperson interested in obtaining contracts in the City of Baltimore through a minority-owned business (the Company). The Company is a real business that is operated by a different cooperating defendant who is assisting the FBI with the investigation. The meeting took place at a restaurant in Pikesville, Maryland, and was consensually recorded by the Cooperator and the CHS. During the meeting, Oaks offered to assist the CHS with business development in Maryland.
During the months following September 21. 2015, meeting between the CHS and Oaks, the CHS consensually recorded numerous telephone and in-person conversations with Oaks during which they discussed the possible development and business-related opportunities that may be available to the CHS in Maryland. One such opportunity was a United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) project (the Project) that the CHS told Oaks that he was interested in developing in the City. Oaks told the CHS that he wanted to help with the HUD project.
Mr. Oaks did his state a disservice and needs to pay for his crime. Liberals try to hide scandals like these, but it seems like they go hand in hand with corruption.