Sandy "Pockets" Berger Gets Fined w/Probation

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nat-gen/2005/sep/08/090802136.html

    September 08, 2005

    Judge Orders Berger to Pay $50,000 Fine
    By HOPE YEN
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Judge Orders Berger to Pay $50,000 Fine

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sandy Berger, President Clinton's national security adviser who was once entrusted with the nation's most sensitive secrets, was fined $50,000 Thursday for taking classified documents from the National Archives.

    U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson handed down the punishment in federal court, stiffening the $10,000 fine recommended by government lawyers. Under the deal, Berger avoids prison time but he must surrender access to classified government materials for three years.

    "The court finds the fine is inadequate because it doesn't reflect the seriousness of the offense," Robinson said, as a grim-faced Berger stood silently.

    She also sentenced Berger to two years' probation and 100 hours of community service.
     
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    A slap on the wrist, and across our faces.

    What if a Republican had been caught in the same circumstances?
     
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    He's already be in jail.
     
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    He'd probably have been lynched by the press corps.

    Berger should have had has access to secure information permanently revoked... but that is probably the practical effect anyway. Not even Hillary could get away with giving him official access again.
     
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    Perhaps you have forgotten about Oliver North. And just think: he actually sold weapons to Iran....

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    What about Ronald Reagon? Does anyone here actually believe it was a coincidence the hostages were freed on the day of his inauguration? He made a deal with the devil (Iran) to win the election.
     
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    I've seen others with the same opinion, but no one has offered any proof that I am aware of.

    How about you?
     
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    Iran knew they were no longer dealing with a wimp.
     
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    Berger should do a little time behind bars, say ten years.
     
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    saw an article that said he was a member of Peace Now look at this organization may have
    communist beginnings supposedly left in his
    thinking it would be interesting to follow some of these people I am sure someone is
     
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    does this sound familiar look at the similarities between this and Cindy Sheehan and
    her group Sandy Berger was he part of the Peace Now movement also
     
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    If that is the case, what should have happened to Oliver North? What about John Poindexter?

    Their crimes were far worse.....

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    Perhaps you have forgotten about Oliver North. And just think: he actually sold weapons to Iran....

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    </font>[/QUOTE]Few Republicans can defend themselves as did Oliver North. Plus the left leaning Democrats, and more importantly, the news spinners, were caught napping in that incident.
     

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