Remember Duke Cunningham?
He was crooked before crooked was cool. Way back into last summer.
The prosecutors came out with their sentencing request today. And apparently Duke's cooperation didn't wring any further reductions from his recommended sentence.
Prosecutors asked U.S. District Court Judge Larry Burns to give Cunningham the maximum sentence of 10 years behind bars, a sentence Cunningham's attorney Lee Blalack called "grossly excessive."
Speaking of gross, Cunningham has not lost the power to amaze. In court documents filed by prosecutors comes this, as described
by Seth Hettena of the AP
The prosecution's sentencing memorandum included a copy of a âbribe menuâ written under the Congressional seal on Cunningham's office stationary. One column of figures represented the millions of dollars in contracts that could be âorderedâ from Cunningham, according to prosecutors. The right column showed the amount of bribes Cunningham demanded in return.
According to the sentencing memorandum, Cunningham offered co-conspirator No. 2 â identified elsewhere as defense contractor Mitchell Wade â $16 million in contracts in exchange for a $140,000 bribe, which came in the form a 42-foot yacht, the Duke-Stir.
Takes your breath away, don't it? We'll have more soon.