This series of the Government Gangster Chronicles: Gang Rape Justice
Part Three: Exclusive And Unique Prosecution.
In issue four of Gangster Government Chronicles (Titled: A Sacred Cow …. A Mad Bull) we discussed the ambush of Congressman George Hansen by the IRS and the massive legal debts this caused him. His wife Connie was raising money in order to keep the family afloat while George was waging battle against the government gangsters. This included helping Teton Dam disaster flood victims being victimized by the IRS; exposing fraudulent collusion among “Justice Department” lawyers and Wall Street firms; freeing American prisoners in Bolivia and providing direct aid to many more victims of government.
Connie Hansen received some generous help from Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texas oil tycoon. On March 31, 1981 the waters roiled when Mr. Hunt received a blackmail letter from a former employee, Arthur Emens. The letter claimed that Nelson Hunt was providing money to Connie Hansen and, in return, was securing help from the Congressman in Bunker’s bid for a silver mine in northern Idaho.
Nelson Hunt’s attorney notified Congressman Hansen’s office. Together they contacted the “Justice Department” to investigate the matter. The “Justice Department” assigned two attorneys Reid Weingarten and James Cole to “investigate.” They worked in the “Public Integrity” section of the “Justice Department.”
After “investigating” the Congressman for almost 2 years they concluded that Emen’s allegations were fictitious. Congressman Hansen performed no favors for Nelson Hunt. While Hunt contributed politically to other Members of Congress from Idaho, George Hansen was not one of them. Hunt’s assistance to Connie Hansen happened after he acquired the silver mine. Furthermore the silver mine in question was not even located in Congressman Hansen’s district.
Here is how the government laid the trap that railroaded Congressman Hansen to prison. In 1978 Congress passed the Ethics In Government Act. This required Representatives and Senators to file annual disclosure documents that revealed their personal finances and the finances of their spouse. For Congressman Hansen this posed a problem since joint disclosure of his and Connie’s finances would violate the terms of their Property Separation Agreement that they were abiding by before the Ethics In Government Act was enacted. (The legal execution of the Property Separation Agreement was explained series four of Gangster Government Chronicles.)
Congressman Hansen informed the Ethics Committee of his unique legal situation. Consequently it was mutually understood that he would not include Connie’s finances on his annual disclosure statements to the Ethics Committee. This decision reflected Congressman Hansen’s unique legal position which existed prior to the passage of the Ethics In Government Act (EIGA).
Upon concluding their investigation, Weingarten and Cole informed Congressman Hansen that while he was innocent of providing special favors to Nelson Bunker Hunt, he failed to include Connie’s finances on his annual disclosure forms.
Weingarten and Cole knew full well that the Ethics Committee was cooperating with George because of the terms of his Property Separation Agreement. They were also aware that if a member of Congress was not complying with EIGA provisions that civil sanctions were to be imposed, not criminal sanctions.
• Disregarding the fact that Congressman Hansen had a working relation with the Ethics Committee due to his unique legal situation.
• Disregarding the fact that if a member of Congress was not complying with EIGA requirements that civil sanctions were to be imposed – not criminal sanctions.
Weingarten and Cole contrived a criminal case against Congressman Hansen. They did this by invoking a catch-all provision in criminal law that makes it illegal to submit a false information to the government.
Exclusive And Unique Prosecution
Before we explain how the “Public Integrity” section of the “Justice Department” rigged a prosecution case against Congressman Hansen it is important to understand other high profile cases that that were also in progress.
• Ed Meese was appointed to Attorney General by President Ronald Reagan. During his confirmation hearings it was revealed that he had not included his wife’s finances on his financial disclosure filings. He reason was he “forgot.”
• Rep. Geraldine Ferraro was chosen by Walter Mondale to be his running mate in 1984. At this time it was revealed that she had not included her husband’s finances on her disclosure filings. Her proffered reason was that she did not understand the law. In fact her husband was a major distributor of pornography. She did not want the public to know this and therefore deliberately withheld her husband’s finances when filing.
Congressman Hansen’s staff Attorney James McKenna researched the matter further and discovered that nearly one third of House Representatives did not include their spouse’s finances on their disclosure statements. Across the board they were allowed to amend their disclosure statements.
Yet Congressman Hansen – the one who worked directly with the general counsel of the Ethics Committee to reconcile his filings commensurate with his unique legal situation – was prosecuted by the head hunters at the Justice Department.
Congressman Hansen’s staff attorney, James McKenna, explained: “This is not selective prosecution. This is exclusive and unique prosecution.”
Double Standards … Double Jeopardy
In order to railroad Congressman Hansen to prison the head hunters – Weingarten and Cole – not only ignored the fact that he was innocent but ignored the provisions of the Ethics In Government Act as passed by Congress.
If a member of Congress did not include all pertinent information on their financial disclosure forms they were supposed to be given an opportunity to correct the document. If the Representative/Senator still did not fully comply then civil sanctions were to be levied. Weingarten and Cole knew all this. They also knew that the Ethics Committee accommodated Congressman Hansen’s omission of his wife’s finances once George explained his unique legal circumstance.
What these two prosecutors did was invoke a tenuous interpretation of an entirely different law, 18 USC 1001, which makes it illegal to submit a false document to the government. They used this as the legal trap to ensnare Congressman Hansen.
The proof of Congressman Hansen’s innocence was contained in the back and forth correspondence he had with the Ethics Committee. Yet U.S. District Judge Joyce Green, struck down Congressman Hansen’s request for Ethics Committee files and testimony by House officials. This left him with no legal defense. Consequently George Hansen was found guilty of all charges and then sentenced to 15 months in prison. Judge Green also imposed a whooping fine of $40,000.
After many years of fighting government injustices Congressman Hansen was on his way to prison. His crime? He committed no crime. The government gangsters had to manufacture one in order to ensnare him. They turned a technical contrivance into a felony case. All the while ignoring that genuine violations of EIGA were committed by Ed Meese, Geraldine Ferraro and hundreds of other Members of Congress.
Scores of other Members of Congress are allowed to quietly amend their EIGA disclosures
Ed Meese, the one who “forgot” to include his wife’s finances becomes Attorney General.
Geraldine Ferraro, the one who deliberately omitted her husband’s finances to conceal the fact that he made his fortunes as a distributor, is the democrat 1984 candidate for Vice President.
Congressman George Hansen, who had a mutual understanding with the Ethics Committee because of the Property Separation Agreement that was executed prior to the passage of EIGA, is railroaded to prison.
This is modern day justice in police-state gangland Amerika.
Eleven years later, in 1995, the Supreme Court. Reversed George Hansen’s conviction. By then he had served his prison time. The 1995 ruling also demanded that the government refund the $40,000 fine that Judge Joyce Green inflicted. By then the Hansen family already lost their home – it was sold in 1984 in order to pay the $40,000.