nasdaq_1000bust self proclaimed god, David Duke will be wearing pinstripes.
By CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press Writer
NEW ORLEANS - Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison and a $10,000 fine for bilking his supporters and cheating on his taxes.
Duke pleaded guilty in December to tax and mail fraud; the sentence was the same one agreed to in his plea bargain.
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said Duke must report to prison by April 15. Federal guidelines require that he serve at least 85 percent of the 15-month sentence.
The mail fraud charge grew out of what prosecutors described as a six-year scheme to bilk thousands of followers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars through a direct mail campaign. Prosecutors have not said exactly how much Duke is accused of bilking.
Duke, 52, had told supporters that he was in danger of losing his home and savings. But prosecutors said he sold his home for a profit during that period, held numerous investment accounts and gambled away much of his take at casinos in Mississippi, Las Vegas and the Bahamas.
Duke must pay the fine immediately and cooperate with the Internal Revenue Service, including paying money he owes for 1998 taxes.
Duke, a former state representative, also pleaded guilty to making a false statement on his 1998 income tax return, declaring that he made $18,831 in 1998, rather than the actual $65,034.
I hope NAZI was one of the ones Duke bilked. Muslims, worldwide, have been bilked and are now being bilked by their leaders. Arafat has billions (!) in foreign accounts. Oh, the poor Palestinians!
No wonder those leaders keep their people ignorant and feed them a steady daily diet of hatred ... by its lies about Jews and Israel and the US and keeping truth and education from them. Let them memorize the Koran that's all you need to know. Quick, name one Muslim University of international status among the dozens, if not hundreds of Islamic states and their hundreds of millions of people.
You can always tell an anti-semite by his ignorance of facts and history. They spew irrational hatred without knowing it. In the meantime, the wealth and potential of their people go straight into the bank accounts of their leaders.
I suppose now that NAZ will claim the case against David Duke was the result of the World Jewish Conspiracy. I am sure, in case you are worried about it, NAZ, that you can still send cash to David Duke while he is in jail. In the meantime, keep spreading the Word.