Saturday, June 26, 2010

2010 Hardest Fall Nominees

It is often said the one who barks the loudest on an issue is usually the main one doing it. Whoever smelt it dealt it! There are never a shortage of scandals, so here are the nominees for the 2010 Hardest Fall:

Manuel Joseph Barraza, El Paso Criminal District Court Judge: The former judge was convicted in Federal court on charges of accepting bribes and sexual favors in exchange for favorable outcomes in cases he worked. Talk about working fast-- he was only on the bench 3 months before his arrest. He is famous for being the defense attorney for "The Night Stalker." He received a 5-year sentence in federal prison.

Eric Massa, Rep. (D-NY): Massa resigned from Congress around the time he was accused of sexually harassing a male aide, though he claims he had already planned on retiring and his decision had nothing to do with the accusations.
More accusations have surfaced and while he apologized publicly for the original complain he denies the rest.


Neil Cohen, New Jersey Assemblyman: Another politician who exploited sex offender panic then gets caught doing the same thing; his focus was child pornography. Cohen faced up to 5 years in prison for distributing child pornography. Much like Mark Foley, he checked into a hospital after the charges were made public.


Crystal Mangum, False Rape Accuser: Remember the woman who falsely accused the three Duke Lacrosse players of raping her? She now faces attempted murder charges, among other charges including arson and assault. How far we have gone though some reporters stated they were not surprised.

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