Countless Democrats have spent over three years trying to convince everyone that President Donald Trump is a crook that should be removed from office for committing crimes.
Yet, it seems like it’s always Democratic lawmakers getting in trouble for breaking the rules.
Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service have arrested a Massachusetts state House lawmaker on more than two dozen corruption charges for embezzling campaign funds and bank and tax fraud, according to a report from the Department of Justice.
Massachusetts Democratic State Rep. David Nangle was arrested at his home in Lowell by FBI agents.
Nangle, who served on the state’s House Ethics Committee, could face up to 30 years in prison amid allegations he illegally and unethically used campaign funds to live a lavish lifestyle.
According to the unsealed 28-count indictment, the Democratic politician purportedly conducted a scheme that began in 2014 that allowed him to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign, a bank and the IRS to make personal purchases and to cover his gambling habit.
“As alleged, Rep. Nangle used the power of his position on Beacon Hill to fund a lifestyle out of his reach, unwittingly financed by those who put him there, while also cheating you, the taxpayers,” Special Agent in Charge Joseph R. Bonavolonta of the FBI Boston Division said in a statement. “Today’s arrest should be a warning to others that corruption in any form, at any level of government, will not be tolerated.”