Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Abuse of Power? Capito to seek pardon for her disgraced father?

Is Congresswoman Capito trying to get a pardon for her father, a convicted felon?
Capito needs to tell the public whether she has spoken to anyone in the Bush administration about a pardon for her father.
Capito needs to tell the public whether she has used any of her congressional staffers to work on any issue related to pardoning her father.
Capito needs to pledge that she will not seek a pardon for her father nor use her office and staffers to seek that pardon.
As recently as this July 4th, Capito and her father met with George Bush in West Virginia. The fact that the President met with the convicted felon is a strong indication that this pardon is on the table.


Arch Moore, the disgraced former governer of West Virginia, pleaded guilty in 1990 to a five-count federal indictment charging him with mail fraud, filing false tax returns, extortion and obstruction of justice. He then served thirty-three months in federal prison.

The State of West Virginia also instituted a civil action against the disgraced governor which was then settled in 1996 for $750,000.00.

Back in 1970, Arch Moore was the target of a criminal tax investigation by the Internal Revenue Service. His lawyer brought the criminal tax matter to a successful conclusion with only “civil exposure” . In the mid-1970s, the Moore was indicted by the federal government on a single Hobbs Act allegation (extortion under color of official right). He asserted his innocence, went to trial, and was found not guilty by a jury. During this trial it was revealed the he had $180,000.00 in cash.

Call Capito and tell her not to use her congressional office to seek a pardon for her father. Call her house office at (202) 225-2711.

For more information: http://www.state.wv.us/wvsca/CurrentMedia/Moore_cover.htm