Ein sehr bunter Lebenslauf und immer Erpressung, illegale Geschäfte, Betrug und direkt ein Sohn von einem der Partner des Super Ur Vaters der US Mafia: Meyer Lansky, einem jüdischen Gangster auch auf Kuba.
Defending John Demjanjuk
Traficant championed the unpopular cause of John Demjanjuk, a Ukrainian-born autoworker from Seven Hills, who had been convicted in Israel and sentenced to hang for having been the brutal concentration camp guard Ivan the Terrible For almost a decade, Traficant (along with Pat Buchanan) insisted that Demjanjuk had been denied a fair trial, and been the victim of mistaken identity; in 1993 the Supreme Court of Israel overturned the conviction, on the basis of doubt. Demjanjuk was later deported to Germany on May 11, 2009, after the United States Supreme Court refused to overturn his deportation order. Demjanjuk was tried and convicted by a German criminal court of being an accessory to murder, but died before the German Appellate Court could hear his case, thereby voiding the conviction.
While in Congress, Traficant was a supporter of immigration reduction, and a strong opponent of illegal immigration. In the controversy surrounding the defeat of Congressman Bob Dornan (R-CA) by Democrat Loretta Sanchez, Traficant was the only Democratic member of Congress who advocated a new election, due to possible voting in that race by illegal immigrants. Sanchez would later introduce a resolution expelling Traficant from the House.
Traficant’s major legislative accomplishment in the House was the adoption of some of his proposals to constrain enforcement activities by the Internal Revenue Service against delinquent taxpayers.
Trial and expulsion
In 2002, Traficant was indicted on federal corruption charges for taking campaign funds for personal use. Again, he opted to represent himself, insisting that the trial was part of a vendetta against him dating to his 1983 trial. On April 15, he was convicted of 10 felony counts including bribery, racketeering, and tax evasion. As per House rules, he lost his right to vote on legislation pending an investigation by the House Ethics Committee. On April 12, 2002, after a two-month federal trial, a jury found Traficant guilty of bribery and other charges. He was sentenced to a federal prison, where he served seven years.
Eventually, the House Ethics Committee recommended that Traficant be expelled from Congress. On July 24 the House voted to expel him by a 420-1 vote. The sole vote against expulsion was Rep. Gary Condit, who at the time was in the midst of a scandal of his own and had been defeated in his reelection primary. Traficant was the first representative to be expelled since Michael Myers’s expulsion in 1980 as a result of the Abscam scandal.
After his expulsion, Traficant ran as an independent candidate for another term in the House while incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institute, Allenwood. He received 28,045 votes, or 15 percent, and became one of only a handful of individuals in the history of the United States to run for a federal office from prison. The election was won by one of his former aides, Tim Ryan.
Prison and later life
Traficant Urges Investigation of U.S. Taxpayer Funding of Bilderberg
By Mark Anderson
WATFORD, U.K.—When former United States Congressman Jim Traficant on June 8 visited the grounds just outside the 2013 Bilderberg summit, he sliced through the stubbornly inadequate notion that merely demonstrating against Bilderberg is sufficient.
He did so by trumpeting his new idea to probe virtually all the U.S. government’s many departments, even the Agriculture Department, for any evidence of public funds being used, in any manner, in connection with the highly secretive Bilderberg meetings.
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Traficant became the first member of Congress, current or former, to ever protest a Bilderberg meeting by the summit site. Moreover, Labour Party Member of Parliament Michael Meacher also visited the site, as did Member of the European Parliament Gerard Batten, of the U.K. Independence Party. Both shared their insights on what Bilderberg is all about.
At a press tent within a fenced-in zone about a mile outside the Grove Hotel where the Bilderbergers met, this AFP writer repeatedly stressed—during dozens of radio interviews, live Internet video reports and pre-recorded documentary statements—that we’re not simply talking about pursuing “more transparency” so we can marvel and bristle at Bilderberg’s “shadow dealing.” Rather, we’re talking about going “beyond exposure and seeking solutions.”
That means stopping “the privatization of government” which Bilderberg represents. The Bilderberg summits, simply put, must be stopped, regardless of what sort of “transparency” promises or advances might be declared.