SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
This just in… DERRICK SMITH GUILTY ON BOTH COUNTS

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014

* From the US Attorney…

A verdict in the trial of State Rep. Derrick Smith is expected to be announced at 12:15 p.m. today in Courtroom 1425 (Judge Coleman) in the Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 South Dearborn St.

I’ll post a ScribbleLive feed soon.

* As promised

- Posted by Rich Miller        


49 Comments
  1. - PublicServant - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 11:27 am:

    Would he be able to appeal and prevent his losing office to keep those paychecks flowing, or is he finally out?


  2. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 11:30 am:

    Yeesh, the jury doesn’t even want to hang around for a free lunch.

    They only deliberated two hours yesterday.

    Slam dunk.


  3. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 11:31 am:

    ===the jury doesn’t even want to hang around for a free lunch.===

    Maybe they had a big breakfast? lol


  4. - LizPhairTax - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 11:32 am:

    Grilled Cheddar


  5. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 11:34 am:

    Where’s Henry Fonda when Derrick Smith needed him?

    “I got tickets to the Ball Game…”


  6. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 11:34 am:

    Looks like they are having DUCKLING for lunch!


  7. - train111 - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 11:34 am:

    No one wanted to hang around for the free lunch of indicted ham sandwiches.


  8. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 11:37 am:

    I’m guessing most of the discussion in the jury room revolved around how long they had to hang out to make it look good before they came back with guilty.


  9. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 11:37 am:

    This is going to ruin Mr. Speaker’s apple today.


  10. - A guy... - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 11:41 am:

    === wordslinger - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 11:37 am:

    I’m guessing most of the discussion in the jury room revolved around how long they had to hang out to make it look good before they came back with guilty.====

    Completely agree here. The jury instructions took longer than any debate.


  11. - Goooner - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 11:45 am:

    Choosing a foreman: 3 hours.
    Reading through the instructions: 1 hour.
    Reaching a decision: 5 minutes.
    Figuring out how to use the buzzer to let the judge know they have a verdict: 30 minutes.


  12. - Lobo Y Olla - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 11:48 am:

    They asked for a definition of “intent.” A cause for worry?


  13. - Snucka - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 11:54 am:

    By 12:30 he’ll be wishing that he had pled guilty a long time ago. Gotta think taking it to trial will cost him at least an extra six months of freedom. Over/under should be about 24 months now.


  14. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 11:55 am:

    ===Over/under should be about 24 months now.===

    How about we convict him first, then sentence him…


  15. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 11:59 am:

    –They asked for a definition of “intent.” A cause for worry?–

    Just a guess, but I’m thinking it was on the order of “could someone that stupid really be given credit for having an ‘intent’ to his actions?”


  16. - Snucka - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:03 pm:

    Good one, OW.


  17. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:06 pm:

    Dateline: Lovelock, Nev

    ” Good Luck, Derrick” signed Orenthal


  18. - County Floyd - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:17 pm:

    My prediction: first ever verdict of “Super Guilty”


  19. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:19 pm:

    - Snucka -,

    I don’t know about you, but I like my “Kangaroo Kourt” orderly!!

    All good.


  20. - Name Withheld - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:27 pm:

    Guess this means his constituents can’t re-elect him again.


  21. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:30 pm:

    I for one will sleep better tonight knowing that I’m safe from the terrifying scourge of the world’s dumbest legislator soliciting bribes from fictional daycare centers.

    Thank you, Justice Department. Your work here is done.


  22. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:30 pm:

    Ok, - Snucka -, now you can speculate…

    Difficult to see how a jury couldn’t rule as it did.


  23. - Snucka - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:34 pm:

    Sorry, got about 15 min. ahead of myself. Didn’t suspect that this was going to be part of the 4% that the Feds lose. :)


  24. - Goooner - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:34 pm:

    What is amazing is that this will not be a lesson to anybody.

    Within two years, the feds will get another House or Senate member, or maybe a Chicago alderman, on tape accepting cash for favors.

    Maybe we should be happy that the corrupt are also stupid. Makes these trials that much easier, and the corruption helps keeps lawyers, law enforcement, and judges employed.


  25. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:35 pm:

    –Maybe we should be happy that the corrupt are also stupid.–

    Not hardly. The stupid are stupid.


  26. - x ace - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:36 pm:

    ” Prison ? Who you want ? I’ll flip ! “


  27. - Steve - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:37 pm:

    The great moments of the Illinois Democrat party.


  28. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:38 pm:

    What is the lesson?

    If he had accepted a check instead of cash, deposited it in his campaign account instead of his pocket, and then used it to pay his campaign worker and personal expenses…all perfectly legal.

    I guess the lesson is: have a good election lawyer.


  29. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:39 pm:

    MR. SMITH GOES TO OXFORD(?)

    MOLDY CHEDDAR CONVICTS SMITH

    CASH BUSINESS SINKS SMITH

    LEAVE ON THE WIRE, TAKE THE CHEDDAR

    SMITH LOSES OPEN MIC NIGHT

    COUNTING CHEESE TO COUNTING DAYS, SMITH CONVICTED

    FROM DAY CARE TO FEDERAL CUSTODY, SMITH CONVICTED


  30. - Allen Skillicorn - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:41 pm:

    I’ll be shocked if he spends more time behind bars than JJJ.


  31. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:41 pm:

    ===The great moments of the Illinois Democrat party.===

    “Good one! - Steve-!

    Signed,

    Rich Juliano
    Scott Fawell
    George Ryan”

    Dope.


  32. - Goooner - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:42 pm:

    Hey Steve, good point, because in Illinois Republic never go to jail.

    Hey, look! I can take the last few letters off a political party name too! Just like you, Steve! Aren’t we both awesome?


  33. - Goooner - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:43 pm:

    Oswego beat me too it, and his response was better.


  34. - Steve - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:50 pm:

    - Goooner -

    Anyone who reads the comments on Capitol Fax knows I’ve been very tough on Republicans. Rich, himself, accused me of being too tough on Bruce Rauner’s wife. You will not see me defending Jim Thompson, Jim Edgar, and George Ryan. Anyway, no word yet on whether Mike Madigan and crew still support Derrick Smith in their hearts. He’s just a misunderstood idealist who was trying to “redistribute” money.


  35. - LisleMike - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:51 pm:

    “It’s God’s will” Last I recall, God knows right from wrong and punishes wrong. Dope! No…Still Dope!!


  36. - Ahoy! - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:52 pm:

    –”God knows the truth. Jurors didn’t see what God saw.”–

    So he’s a crook and he’s crazy (or just egotistical enough to think he can speak for god).


  37. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:53 pm:

    Must’ve missed the 11th Commandment: “Thou shalt covet thy neighbor’s unmarked bills only after checking thy neighbor for a wire.”


  38. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:58 pm:

    - Steve -,

    Don’t try to be too clever, you might strain yourself.

    Look at your dopey “attempt” at either snark, or making a point you don’t even know.

    Making snark on party identified corruption is not only Bad Form, it just isn’t cute, given both party’s history in Illinois.

    There are people…people…who make choices every day, regardless of party, gender, geography, whatever. For every one in any party you point to, the other party can note someone from its counter.

    Drive by party driven snark based on corruption is as lazy as you can be. It is.


  39. - Goooner - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 12:59 pm:

    Sure Steve.
    You are non-partisan.
    You just happen to be the only non-partisan who refers to the “Democrat Party.”
    Right.
    Keep that to yourself.


  40. - Demoralized - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 1:00 pm:

    @OW:

    Steve thinks the who world is out to get him and that Republicans and conservatives are the constant victims in life.


  41. - Demoralized - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 1:00 pm:

    “whole” world.


  42. - Demoralized - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 1:02 pm:

    By the way @Steve, its DEMOCRATIC Party.


  43. - Precinct Captain - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 1:03 pm:

    Now the feds and career informant “Pete” can set their sights on someone else. At least Pete isn’t killing people like Gregory Scarpa.


  44. - LisleMike - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 1:17 pm:

    I’ve grown up in Illinois and never had an address that didn’t end in IL.
    OW is ocrrect, party doesn’t matter. Bad guys are bad guys regardless.
    I knew Otto Kerner (he actually got me a summer job while I was in HS) I knew Paul Powell (he came to our house one time and asked that the kids be removed from the room) I knew Dan Walker, and I knew George Ryan. I never knew Blago.
    Point being, they (other than Powell)were likeable guys from both sides of the aisle. But bad guys none the less. Pointing fingers in arrogance brings the finger pointer down. No one benefits when any politician is convicted.
    That said, Gooner is correct. They’ll be another who thinks he won’t get caught and the cycle will begin again…sigh!


  45. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 1:32 pm:

    - Demoralized -,

    If we get invited to the International Headquarters to do shots pertaining to - Steve -’s victimhood, something good will come of it.


  46. - a drop in - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 1:44 pm:

    Anyone who reads the comments on Capitol Fax knows “I’ve been very tough on Republicans. Rich, himself, accused me of being too tough on Bruce Rauner’s wife.”

    Steve, that’s one of them their Democrats.


  47. - Skeptic - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 1:49 pm:

    “the who world is out to get him” Maybe it *is* the who world. Horton heard them after all. Or maybe it’s The Who world because he’s playing blind, deaf and dumb?


  48. - Huh? - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 6:32 pm:

    Must’ve missed the 11th Commandment: “Thou shalt covet thy neighbor’s unmarked bills only after checking thy neighbor for a wire.”

    The way I heard the 11th Commandment is “Don’t get caught.”


  49. - Just The Way It Is One - Tuesday, Jun 10, 14 @ 7:19 pm:

    Whoa. THAT sure didn’t take very long…! Well, it’s just the Old Adage at work yet once again, whether in the private world/life or in government: “Crime doesn’t pay.”


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Good morning!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * The Wolf Among Us now available on Google Play Store
        * Google Wallet now accepts recurring transfers, shows Low Balance alerts
        * 10 cleverest Lumia shots of the month: Color Pop special
        * Sony Xperia Z3 now available for purchase through T-Mobile
        * Tapkast Brings Ephemeral Status Updates To Your iPhone’s Lock Screen
        * Google Drive, Docs for Android updated with better search, PDF viewer
        * Lenovo Has Completed The $2.91 Billion Acquisition Of Motorola From Google

        * Tim Cook Tells the World ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’
        * Caught between China and low-cost phones, Samsung’s mobile profits plunge
        * Angry Birds Transformers Launched On Android
        * Spend Rarely but Freely to Rebuild Your Wardrobe Over Time
        * Apple CEO Tim Cook officially says that he is gay
        * 13 Inch Lenovo Tablet 2 Windows Announced
        * Lenovo officially buys Motorola Mobility, is now the no. 3 smartphone vendor in the world

        * The offseason begins with a new Chicago manager and old arguments
        * World Series Game 7: Notes and discussion
        * Guillen, White Sox look back on '05 championship
        * White Sox offseason plan roundup: Designated hitter
        * Fall Stars Game filled to brim with talent
        * World Series Game 6: Notes and discussion
        * Thomas proud with Big Hurt Brewhouse set to open


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Amazon To Open First Illinois Distribution Faci.....
        * Dave McKinney: Mensch..
        * Advisors, Money Managers Eye Governor Races In .....
        * The demotion of Dave McKinney..
        * Waukegan School Board member apologizes for tel.....


        * Dedication set at memorial of 1994 plane crash
        * Illinois' US Senate candidates spar in last debate
        * Candidates spar in final debate US Senate debate
        * Chicago mayoral candidate says he can raise $3M
        * Judge denies ex-representative new bribery trial
        * Chicago pol investigated in prizes-for-votes plan
        * Restructuring to close 9 Chicago Catholic schools
        * Grocery chain sues Clorox for price discrimination
        * Lawyer: Rap reference in complaint misleading
        * Waukegan school board apologizes for actions

        * Judge denies ex-representative new bribery trial
        * Libertarian candidate for governor gets union cash
        * Illinois Supreme Court justice faces opposition
        * Quinn pledges $1.3M for 3-state intermodal port
        * Vallas: Rauner ‘doesn’t get it’ on minimum wage
        * Acquiring first seeds a dilemma for medical marijuana growers
        * Election 2014: Background on the big races, endorsements, videos
        * Medical pot dilemma: Where to get the first seeds?
        * Vallas: Rauner “doesn’t get it” on minimum wage
        * Ex-state lawmaker could change plea in child porn case

        * Apple CEO: 'I'm proud to be gay'
        * Is this the cheapest price yet for college textbooks?
        * 10 Things to Do
        * Classy in the classroom
        * Allstate profit more than doubles


        * Durbin, Oberweis square off for final time
        * Refund those unfair yellow-light tickets
        * Sad day  when  Catholic  schools  close
        * Let’s not oversell CTA terrorist screenings
        * Let’s not oveRsell CTA terrorist screenings
        * Tourism biz should be more transparent
        * Emanuel: ‘World is different now,’ defends CTA random bag checks
        * Schneider, Dold fighting for the Jewish vote in 10th District: Sweet
        * Off-duty correctional officer shot; wounded suspect arrested at hospital
        * Man awaiting trial on sex assault charges accused of murder


        * Man charged in downtown convenience store robberies
        * Police shoot man in Back of the Yards
        * Waukegan school district, teachers announce tentative contract
        * Trauma center protesters target U. of C. capital campaign
        * U of C: No deal with nurses by Friday; union eyes strike vote
        * Teen shot in Marquette Park
        * Durbin touts record; Oberweis blasts 'political speak'
        * In video, mother tells how she wrapped newborn in plastic, put him in trash
        * Cops: Elgin man charged with murder in park stabbing
        * Cardinal: Closing 7 schools unavoidable in cash-strapped district


        * As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost
        * Authorities: Springfield Woman's BAC Three Times The Legal Limit
        * 2014 Election Coverage: Citizens, here's your homework!
        * Aldermen skip chance to ask about city’s handling of police commander
        * Immigrant Rights Groups: Demand Oustrips Slots For Driver's Licenses
        * U-S Senate Candidates Differ On Ebola Response And More
        * Listen to State Week - October 24, 2014
        * A Look At Amazon's Move To Illinois
        * Bedrock 66: Charlie Parr Plays Springfield Friday
        * What's New With The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony? Quite A Lot


        * Eugene Robinson: Ben Bradlee and the whole story
        * George Will: In Georgia, a capitalist struggles
        * Richard Dye and Richard Winkel Jr: Illinois’ fiscal situation is worse than you know or candidates will admit
        * Steve Herr: Benedictine in the administrative age
        * Quote of the Day: Thursday, Oct. 30
        * On Lincoln’s Side: A Just Pardon
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Bell accuses Scherer of ‘illegally’ taking tax break while he got same exemption
        * Judge denies ex-representative new bribery trial
        * Bill Edley: Will history repeat itself in the 17th?
        * Michael Gerson: A matter of ends


        * Daily business briefing: Stimulus ends, dollar strengthens
        * Part of Moline's 15th Street closed today
        * Temperatures taking a scary turn
        * SIU retention numbers up from last year
        * New-Gazette Publisher John Foreman 10/30/2014
        * Police wonder: Why is this many giving out money to metro-east children?
        * Police wonder: Why is this man giving out money to metro-east children?
        * Clerk and sheriff seats contested in Saline County
        * Illinois bands corner
        * Jim Dey: Centennial senior keeps eye on master goal


        * Chicago adds 2 electric buses with federal grant
        * Memory quilt to preserve New Lenox
        * 2nd round of Illinois marijuana patients to apply
        * Ex-Pekin youth pastor charged in child porn case
        * WhatsApp founders own nearly $9B in Facebook stock

        * Patrick Cannon defense strategy rare but n...
        * Feds fine Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign com...
        * Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. faces sen...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Sends Letter...
        * Rep. candidate pushes to uphold marriage b...
        * Reps. Schakowsky and Waxman Introduce Bill...
        * Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky...
        * U.S. House Passes Resolution Condemning An...
        * FAA Rejects Call For New O'Hare Noise Stud...
        * Representatives Quigley, Duckworth, Schako...

        * Amazon To Open First Illinois Distribution......
        * Illinois' US Senate candidates spar in las......
        * Dems rush to save suddenly vulnerable incu......
        * DCCC Head, Rep. Steve Israel: ‘We’re In Tr......
        * DCCC Head, Rep. Steve Israel: ‘We’re In Tr......

        * Hearing on ISIS's Atrocities Against Women......

        * Republican Jim Oberweis to speak in Englewood
        * Boo! Chicago Center for Green Technology closes
        * Beachwood Photo Booth: Skully Bungalow
        * Many Questions But Few Answers At Red Light Camera Hearings
        * Protestors Shutdown Wicker Park Intersection Tuesday Night
        * Have gift cards replaced turkeys as 21st Century preference for buying a vote?
        * The Off-Year Infections
        * Facebook To Hold Q&As With Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates
        * Facebook To Host Q&As With Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates
        * Report: Emanuel's $13 Minimum Wage Plan Would 'Shortchange' Women, Minority Workers


        * Another Democrat Runs Away From Pat Quinn
        * Quinn on buying votes with taxpayer money: “Is that a crime?”
        * Editorial: Ebola politics and health practices
        * Governor Pat Quinn Directs State Education Chief to Help Reach Resolution in Waukegan Local Teachers' Strike
        * Governor Quinn Announces Cronus Has Chosen Illinois for New $1.4 Billion Fertilizer Plant - Major Expansion Project to Create Thousands of Jobs in Central Illinois




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller