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Ex-Bush Aide Gets Prison in 'Free Cuba' Theft

Ex-Bush aide gets prison in 'Free Cuba' theft
Sentenced to more than two years for stealing $600,000 to finance lifestyle | MSNBC

A former Bush White House aide was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on Wednesday for stealing nearly $600,000 from a U.S. government-funded program that promotes democracy in Cuba.

Felipe Sixto apologized for stealing from the Center for a Free Cuba, telling U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton that in addition to his own greed and selfishness, he "wanted to provide a lifestyle for my family I could not afford."

That argument from Sixto did not sway Walton, who compared him to Bernie Madoff, who has pleaded guilty to ripping off thousands of investors of billions of dollars.

While the situations are different, Walton said Sixto, like Madoff, wanted a lifestyle "far above" what he deserved.

"The mentality that brings you before this court is the same," Walton said.

Walton sentenced him to 30 months in prison, three years supervised release and fined him $10,000. Sixto had asked for home confinement or probation.

Sixto pleaded guilty Dec. 19 to theft. He acknowledged overcharging the organization more than $579,000 when purchasing radios and flashlights with federal funds. His lawyer said 90 percent of the money had been paid back to the center, with some of it coming from a mortgage that Sixto's parents took out on their house.

Walton also criticized Sixto for accepting a job in the White House, knowing that he had been stealing from the center, an independent institution that receives millions of dollars in USAID funds for rent, travel and equipment such as shortwave radios and laptops.

Sixto quit his job as a special assistant to President George W. Bush for intergovernmental affairs almost a year ago after learning that the center was beginning legal action against him.

Walton said having employees like Sixto inside the White House makes people question the honesty and integrity of government officials.

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Sign me up. If I lost wages for 2 1/2 years, I'd still be making twice what I do now. Show me my cell please, and oh, send my money to a Canadian bank because these ain't worth spit.

Gee, he'll probably get lots of probation and be back out on the bricks in a few months, and made 600 grand! Nice haul for what will probably be a year or even maybe less in prison.

Now if that special NON-PROSECUTOR Patrick Fitzgerald will unseal the remaining sealed felony indictments against George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Gonzales, Matlin, etc., the rest of the cons can join him in prison for, at least, obstruction.

According to sources the reason the other indictments were not opened and unsealed back in 2005 were that there wouldn't be anyone left to run the government, but now that these bums are out of office and plenty of lap over time has allowed proper debriefing, why do you think Fitzgerald has not unsealed the indictments?
Sources state that Federal Judge Joan Lefkow was interested in Fitzgerald's actions and may have been in on investigating him when her mother and husband were murdered.
Some writers definitely believe it was the Bush-Clinton Crime Syndicate who murdered them, and now Fitzgerald is said to be in weekly, at least, contact with George H.W. Bush, (senior), aka George Scherf(f), and most of us know Bush-Scherff may have narrowly avoided several Grand Juries, already.

$600,000 is not a piss in the wind to $50 Billion!!!It's liquor store robbery to first class investor fraud!

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