Where there's smoke, there's fire.
Reader comment on: Boyland and Entrapment
Submitted by Ed Thompson (United States), Nov 30, 2011 21:28
From the article: "The timing of the alleged shakedown makes Boyland's actions more brazen: The feds say he and a member of his staff asked an undercover agent for $7,000 in March — shortly after Manhattan federal prosecutors charged him with soliciting bribes from a health care organization."
I think the FBI deserves the benefit of the doubt in this instance. It's not that they arbitrarily solicit bribes from just about any politician. Boyland beat the rap once, but that does not mean he was innocent. Where there's smoke, there's fire. I think it is quite likely that the FBI had good reason to believe he was on the take. They are good at reading smoke signals.
I tend to agree with your reasoning in general, though—especially the fact that businessmen should not have to seek approval from pols in order to run their businesses.
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|⇒ Where there's smoke, there's fire. [145 words]||Ed Thompson||Nov 30, 2011 21:28|
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