Monday, February 06, 2006

Moody Won't Be Charged

According to an AP article just released, gubernatorial chief-of-staff Lisa Moody is off the hook:


Chief State's Attorney Christopher Morano said criminal prosecution of Lisa Moody is not warranted.
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He said no criminal statutes bar the governor's chief of staff or her commissioners from campaigning on state property and said the use of state time was too minimal to warrant a larceny charge. Such a charge would have required an intent to defraud the state.
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Morano said no criminal charges against anyone will be filed in the case. (AP)

So that's that. I believe that an ethics investigation is still ongoing, although I could be wrong about that.

Source

"Moody Did Not Violate Law." Associated Press 6 February, 2006.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

!!! WHITEWASH !!!

Anonymous said...

well, glad Ms. DiNardo gets a chance to rant here privately...might as well start the whole Kubler-Ross business early....anger is the first reaction to loss...or is it denial?

Anonymous said...

This should surprise nobody. This was not about Moody. If they went after Moody than they would have to take down some of the commisioners. This is not something they wanted to do. Kind of like Rowland/Tomasso. If they keep going, a lot more well known names would of come out. Didn't want that either. Just make it look like your cleaning up but just don't look under the rug!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Psssssssst.....that's the rest of the air going out of DeStefano and Molloy's campaigns!

A Different Anonymous (No! Really!) said...

Oh, come now. I'm sure the DeStefano and Malloy campaigns have already issued press releases offering effusive apologies for having jumped to conclusions and called for precipitate action.

Right? Right?

I mean, they have apologized, right? Something like, "Sorry we said you were ethically bankrupt and should be crucified and the Governor was a big phony and all that. No hard feelings, 'kay?"

Hello?

Nothing at all? Nothing?

Well, I am shocked. And they had so very much to say before ... Odd, that is. Very odd indeed.

Anonymous said...

Listen, even Democratic legislators have completely written off DeStefano and Malloy. It's just a matter of how big do they lose by. Destefano will probably win a primary but then feel like Bill Curry.

DeanFan84 said...

I'm going to bed...

But before I sign off, I want to comment about what I witnessed at the Fairfield DTC meeting tonight-- at which both Ned Lamont and Dan Malloy addressed the audience.

For the record, DumpJoe was there, and it was suggested from the peanut gallery that in the 2006 elections the biggest question is whether the Republicans, (and chickenhawk Joe), have gotten us into another Vietnam.

Personally, I'm hoping the answer is "No!". But frankly I know that Hamas just won the democratic election in Palestine, that Shi'ite clerics are about to take control of Iraq, and that America is powerless to stop Iran if they decide to pursue nuclear weapons.

Given this back-drop, I've got to ask everyone, including Republicans, "Are we winning this fight?"

Lamont put forth a great argument for why "staying the course" was an exercise in insanity. I was happy to hear that he has been in touch with General Odom, Reagan's NSA director, and now a professor at Yale. I heard Odom talk last week, and he is a real cold-warrior and about as realpolitik as it gets. Odom's assessment. Iraq ain't Pottery Barn, but more probably Humpty-Dumpty....

Finally, hats off to Dan Malloy, who despite his long term friendship with Joe Lieberman, (Joe grew up in Stamford), said that it was sometimes good to disagree, and then went on to call Lamont an "American patriot".

Anonymous said...

Why would Morano bite that hand that feeds him? He never has in the past. Yes it is a whitewash but that was clear from the beginning.

Anonymous said...

Morano is either looking to run with Rell as the LG..become chief us attorney if o'connor is selected by Rell as the LG candidate or in the alternative get re-appointed as state's attorney...it seems he will at least be re-appointed with so deftly handling this Moody mess.

Even whitewashing the commisioners and deputies took alot of guts for Morano..i guess he wants re-appointment so badly that he will bury his head in the sand no matter what a Rell operative does.

Anonymous said...

Morano is not very smart or deep down ethical. There is nothing devious going on here. He just wasn't going to go up against his co-workers and his boss when the political winds weren't demanding it.

Anonymous said...

Upset Moody was whitewashed? The knife cuts both ways just be happy how many Democrats were left off the hook during the Rowland scandal. Rell could be giving her state of the state address to an empty house.

Anonymous said...

Or jetsking on Candlewood Lake!

Anonymous said...

Let's try this again. A crime was never committed but Rell's own ethics rules were violated in her own toilet rooms. So to divert attention from her lack of leadership she authorized a criminal investigation that was going nowhere.