Thursday, February 15, 2007

Smoking Gun

This is what you call a smoking gun:
...from March 2005, Mr. Trepp's wife reminded him: "Please don't forget to bring the money you promised Jim and Dawn" Gibbons. Mr. Trepp's response came minutes later: "Don't you ever send this kind of message to me! Erase this message from your computer right now!"
Jim Gibbons is a former five-term US Representative from Nevada, just sworn in as the state's Governor. Mr Tripp is the owner of a software company, eTreppid, that managed to win many military contracts while Rep. Gibbons was in office. The FBI is investigating Mr. Gibbons and Mr. Tripp. The Wall Street Journal reports that newly released emails show that Gibbons helped Tripp win many no-bid contracts, and that Gibbons was treated to cruise trips and the use of a private jet by Tripp. Apparently, he was also receiving cash. Someone must have forgot to completely erase the e-mail. Darn.

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