[funsec] First Valerie Plame, now alledged pump&dump spammer
Richard M. Smith
rms at bsf-llc.com
Tue Sep 12 13:35:48 CDT 2006
Another insidious plot by the Karl Rove and the Whitehouse to go after
"loyal" Americans. This plot involves the CAN-SPAM Act which place onerous
restrictions on our rights to free speech.
Man Accused of Fraud Blames Karl Rove
Sep 12 12:43 PM US/Eastern
By LARRY NEUMEISTER
Associated Press Writer
Attorneys for a man accused of fraud say he was charged at the behest of
presidential adviser Karl Rove in retaliation for a flood of spam e-mails
sent to a campaign Web site. A federal prosecutor says the claim is
Assistant U.S. Attorney David M. Siegal urged U.S. District Judge Laura
Taylor Swain on Monday to reject arguments that Rove caused the criminal
investigation that led to charges against Robert McAllister.
Siegal said lawyers for McAllister made the "patently absurd argument that
the U.S. attorney's office in the Southern District is a shill for Karl Rove
and has arrested and indicted their client in some sort of vindictive
Shargel said McAllister's efforts to grow his company were "thwarted by the
wrongful conduct of stock promoters," one of whom sent e-mails to a
presidential Web site, georgewbush.com. That Web address currently connects
automatically to the Republican National Committee.
"Mr. Rove used his power and influence at the White House to seek quick
punishment of Millennium, and therefore also Robert McAllister, for daring
to spam the president's personal Web site," Shargel said.
The Daily News reported Sunday that e-mails, phone records and transcripts
of phone conversations indicate Rove contacted McAllister and at least three
stock promoters. The newspaper reported that White House spokeswoman Dana
Perino said Rove "vaguely remembered" the e- mail onslaught but could not
recall whether he or any other White House worker contacted the Department
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