Delegate Tiffany Alston Convicted: DANG IT!!!! (Demo)

Dang it!!!!!  I’m so sick of our local politicians.  Prince George’s County Delegate to the General Assembly Tiffany Alston has been convicted of stealing $800 from a state legislative fund to pay an employee of her law firm and misconduct.  DANG IT TIFFANY!!
It took the jurors a bit over two hours to deliberate and find soon to be former Delagate Alston guilty.  You know Tiff is going to lose her seat soon over this.  What a mess she has made.  Don’t you know you’re every financial and political move is being scrutinized for all the obvious reasons, not just because you’re in public office.  DANG GIRL!!!! Between DC/PGCo/Anne Arundel politicians dropping like flies all around you TIFFANY, what made you think you were immune to the bug spray?  The state constitution provides for the suspension of a delegate convicted of certain crimes, including those related to elected office.  In this instance, Governor O’Malley could appoint a temporary replacement while appeals are pending.
From the Baltimore Sun (good newspaper), “Prosecutor Shelly S. Glenn said in closing arguments that Alston, a Democrat, dipped into legislative funds for $800 in January 2011 ‘because she was broke, because her law firm was broke.’  During four days of testimony last week before Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Paul F. Harris Jr., a bank official said that the firm had bounced 49 checks in 2010. The bank closed the account. The defense had maintained that Alston, of Bowie, located a district office in a suite of offices in Lanham where she had moved her law practice. Defense lawyers called past and current legislative aides to bolster their assertion that the employee, Rayshawn Ford, did legislative work in the district office, not in the state capital.”
Defense attorney Raouf Abdullah maintains that this convictions is a “rush to tarnish someone’s reputation,” and called the prosecution’s case weak and rushed,  “Where is the evidence that Rayshawn Ford was doing legal work?”  he said, pointing out that law firm documents were not subpoenaed by prosecutors.
DANG IT TIFFANY!!! And to top it off, she’s facing more another trial this Fall for using $5000 in campaign funds to write checks to cover wedding-related expenses, to an employee of her law firm and to herself.

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