Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The heat is on

Convicted felon Arch Moore is apparently urging his daughter to run for the Senate. The question is why? Again and again, Moore tries to recreate his public image through his daughter without admitting that he is a crook of the first degree. He not only does not apologize for being publicly corrupt and taking bribes, he now claims it never happened.

Almost as odd is that Capito does not distance herself from Moore. If Capito runs for the Senate, or runs again for the House, she needs to answer a few questions about her father: Does she believe that he took bribes? How does she explain her father's wealth? What has her father admitted to her? How much of a role does her father have in advising her? This man is not just her father--he is one of the defining politicians of the second half of the 20th Century in West Virginia----and his corruption had a devastating effect on the image of West Virginia.

Mrs. Capito, why can't you keep your personal life personal and your public life public. Please don't keep secrets from the public about the role of the felon in your public life.

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.

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