Friday, April 28, 2006

Duke Cunningham bribery scandal may also become a lobbyist prostitution scandal

Tomorrow's Washington Post reports that:

Federal authorities are investigating allegations that a California defense contractor arranged for a Washington area limousine company to provide prostitutes to convicted former congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Calif.) and possibly other lawmakers, sources familiar with the probe said yesterday.

In recent weeks, investigators have focused on possible dealings between Christopher D. Baker, president of Shirlington Limousine and Transportation Inc., and Brent R. Wilkes, a San Diego businessman who is under investigation for bribing Cunningham in return for millions of dollars in federal contracts, said one source, who requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

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The Cunningham investigation's latest twist came after Mitchell J. Wade, a defense contractor who has admitted bribing the former congressman, told prosecutors that Wilkes had an arrangement with Shirlington Limousine, which in turn had an arrangement with at least one escort service, one source said. Wade said limos would pick up Cunningham and a prostitute and bring them to suites Wilkes maintained at the Watergate Hotel and the Westin Grand in Washington, the source said.

There's more info and speculation at the Daily Kos.

3 comments:

pismobear said...

So what's wrong with a little punetang between lobbyists? But, I don't want any ugly ones.

the Judge's Urn said...

The Brandy Britton case and Ed Norris are connected; He ran the hookers using Baltimore city poslice rainy day funds and his execuitve secuirty to tansport te hookers to Ehrlich and O'Malley and other Vip's for the Dc Madam and this exposes' the underbelly of Dc's corruption by using sex for contratcs and also bribes to manipulate the legislative branch of our Us govt. Talk about compromising positions

Jim Lippard said...

Some links of interest:

Brandy Britton and her black book

Ed Norris

D.C. Madam and Cunningham scandal