CA-50:Another Crook: Bilbray being investigated by Grand Jury
by utbrian, Wed Oct 11, 2006 at 07:11:26 PM EDT
Brian Bilbray has been very quiet recently. Yeah, he's heavily favored in CA-50 in the rematch with Francine Busby, but still you'd think he'd show up somewhere, anywhere in his district. But, according to Words Have Power, he's been hiding out. He's not been updating his web site, and he failed to show up at an AARP-sponsored debate. Strange.
Or maybe not so strange. According to the San Diego County Democratic Party, Bilbray is being investigated a grand jury impaneled by the District Attorney. Follow me over the flip.
We've recently heard reports that the San Diego District Attorney's Office has impaneled a Grand Jury to investigate our complaint.
The Democratic Party had asked whether Bilbray's sworn claims of multiple primary residences amounted to perjury or voter fraud. If our concerns are substantiated, it would appear that Bilbray broke the law in the very district whose past representative is now in federal prison for betraying the public's trust.
Our original letter to the San Diego District Attorney (5/17/06) refers to Bilbray's signed voter registration -- days after the Cunningham story broke -- declaring a Carlsbad address to be his "residence and domicile" under penalty of perjury (6/21/05).
Less than two months after re-registering, he signed a new deed of trust for his home in Alexandria, Virginia (8/25/05). He did not indicate that the home was anything other than his "principal residence," which the deed would have explicitly forbidden.
In December of 2005, Bilbray's children testified under oath that they lived in Virginia with their father. The context was a lawsuit in which Bilbray claimed his children were out-of-state residents who deserved to pay the same tuition as undocumented immigrants who lived in-state. A few months later, he signed a formal declaration of candidacy to run for Congress (2/23/06), citing his mother's house on Unicornio Street in Carlsbad as his residence.
Throughout this entire period, he was receiving a homeowner's tax exemption on his property in South County's Imperial Beach, where neighbors had spotted him in the community ever since he began to run for the North County seat.(SD Cty. Dem. Party)
So, what's that 3 "primary residences" ? One of which, and the residences where his children were living, was in Virginia. You know, where he was a lobbyist. Oh, and residency requirements include...well...actually living in the state.
So, CA-50 has gone from a crook who received bribes for his votes to a perjurer . Wow, that's a huge step up.
Oh and Words Have Power is reporting that he is scheduled (since 9/26) to appear at a Chamber of Commerce event. Follow this Words Have Power link for more info and to get the information to attend. If you live in the S.D. area, please do so. You think he'll answer any questions about the grand jury?