Forum Post: Issas who live in glass houses should not throw stones, or steal cars, or commit arson, or use guns
Posted 2 years ago on June 22, 2012, 8:24 p.m. EST by bensdad
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The disgraceful excuse for a congressman who is witch hunting AG Holder
Rep. Darrell Issa's past includes numerous arrests for felonies such as weapons charges and auto theft, suspicions of arson, and accusations of intimidation with a gun, but you'd hardly know it from the media's recent coverage of the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The Real Issa: Suspected Arson
1982: Issa Suspected, in arson incident at his plant: According to the Los Angeles Times: "A suspected arson fire ripped through [Issa's Ohio] manufacturing plant in 1982. No one was ever charged in the fire, but authorities were troubled by a dramatic escalation in the facility's fire insurance just weeks earlier.
Prior to the fire, Issa "boosted" fire insurance amount from $100,000 to $462,000 and removed a key company computer from the premises and, according to an insurance report, one investigator was 'concerned about the coincidence.
"Suspicious Burn Patterns" And "Out Of Normal Practice" Behavior Alerted Investigators. The Washington Post reported: "Investigators reported 'suspicious burn patterns' and said the fire may have been set. A company bookkeeper, Karen Brasdovich, also told them that computers and records had been removed from the site days before the fire for no clear reason. Flammable Liquid Had "Been Poured On The Only Area Not Covered By Fire Sprinklers." The Los Angeles Times reported that "seven months after Issa took control," a fire broke out at the plant. Case files from Maple Heights, the Ohio fire marshal and insurers pointed repeatedly to the likelihood of arson in the blaze, which officials estimated caused $800,000 in damage. Although an accident could not be ruled out, the uneven and unnatural burn patterns made the blaze 'suspicious in nature,' the state concluded two months later.
The Real Issa: Intimidation With A Weapon
Former AC Custom executive claimed Issa Intimidated him with a gun. According to the Los Angeles Times: "One of Issa's first tasks as the new boss [of AC Custom] was to remove an executive named Jack Frantz. According to Frantz, Issa came into his office, placed a small box on the desk and opened it. Inside, he said, was a gun." Issa obviously used Intimidation to fire Frantz who claimed, "'He just showed [the gun] to me and said 'You know what this is?' Issa invited Frantz to hold the gun at one point and told him he had learned about guns and explosives during his military days
Former AC Custom Bookkeeper: "It Was Pretty Terrifying." According to the Los Angeles Times: "The bookkeeper, [Karen] Brasdovich, also recalled Issa having a gun at the company that day. 'It was pretty terrifying,' she said."
The Real Issa: Auto Theft & Weapons Charges
Issa was twice arrested In 1972 on weapons charges according to the San Francisco Chronicle -- once in Ohio, once in Michigan.
Issa Was Convicted Of "Possession Of An Unregistered Handgun," and paid a fine and served his sentence on probation - when Issa was attending college in Michigan.
1972: Issa was arrested for auto theft. According to the New York Times: Daryl & his brother William were arrested in the theft of a Maserati from a Cleveland car dealership."
1972: Issa also charged with "Carrying A Concealed Weapon." Court records...show that in March 1972, one month after getting out of the Army, Issa was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and auto theft.
Auto Theft, Concealed Weapons Charges Were Ultimately Dropped. According to the San Francisco Chronicle: "In May 1972, a grand jury indicted Issa on a larceny charge in connection with the car theft but dropped the weapons charge. Two weeks later, a prosecutor dropped the car theft charge as well."
Charges were dropped despite witness reports! According to the Los Angeles Times, "a witness reported seeing [Darrell and William Issa] pushing the sports car down the street just before midnight, records and interviews show. But the charges were dismissed -- months before the older brother, [William], was convicted of stealing another car amid a string of offenses."
Have you no sense of decency sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?