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    Mayor Of Small VA Town Involved In Drug Trafficking, Election Fraud, Theft

    Mayor of small Virginia town hit with numerous counts

    http://www.klfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=4578346

    3/3/2006

    WISE, Va. A small-town mayor in Virginia faces some 240 charges for alleged election fraud and corruption.

    He's one of 14 people charged in what prosecutors say was a scheme to take over the town council of Wise, Virginia. Among those indicted were two police officers.

    Prosecutors say once the schemers took power, the police department engaged in drug trafficking, and money and personal possessions were illegally seized from residents.

    To make sure they won the election in 2004, prosecutors say the defendants offered town residents cigarettes, alcohol, and even pork rinds for their votes.

    A special prosecutor says Mayor Ben Cooper -- who is also town manager and runs the police department -- faces "more time than he could possibly serve."

    Wise is a town of about two-thousand in southwest Virginia.
    No One Knows Everything. Only Together May We Find The Truth JG


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    beltman713 Guest
    You know, this story kind of sounds familiar.

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    Partridge Guest
    Sounds exactly like a job for...



    I pity the fool who runs a crooked town!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beltman713
    You know, this story kind of sounds familiar.
    On a small scale.
    No One Knows Everything. Only Together May We Find The Truth JG


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