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Jennifer's new secret exposed

A while ago, I wrote about one Jennifer Stevanovich, a Massachusetts woman who scored over $100,000 in state aid while living the life of Reilly. Well, the live Reilly would live if he was a high-volume, high-end, professional shoplifter.

When the state was done with her, they took away a bunch of her stuff and stuck her under "house arrest." They let her keep her luxury SUV and a few other trappings, though.

So, what's a person to do to support themselves under such circumstances?

In Jennifer's case, it appears the answer was "start a franchise business."

She rented out her SUV to a couple of colleagues, who went on their own "shopping spree" on both sides of the New Hampshire/Massachusetts border, collecting roughly $3,500 worth of merchandise on the "five-finger discount plan."

Well, the young franchisees are behind bars, and Jennifer's in trouble again.

Maybe this time they'll actually lock her up for a while.

Or, more likely, she'll get another slap on the wrist. This IS Massachusetts, after all.

Comments (27)

Kinda sounds like she's pum... (Below threshold)
Old Coot:

Kinda sounds like she's pumping up her resume to secure a position on Teddy's (D-Chivas) staff (pun unintended but noted).

OTOH, if she can accumulate enough ill-gotten-gains, she might become a target for the other senator from that fetid state.

Amazing. She's under house... (Below threshold)

Amazing. She's under house arrest and we have to Border Patrol agents in prison getting beat up for doing their job. What a country.

BillyBob, Excellent point. ... (Below threshold)

BillyBob, Excellent point. I have lost faith in the Justice system in America. God help us if Hillary wins!

I bet Helen Smith would hav... (Below threshold)
Cousin Dave:

I bet Helen Smith would have something to say about this.

Does she know Claude Allen?... (Below threshold)

Does she know Claude Allen?

As you recall, he was Dubya's Assistant for Domestic Policy. He co-oversaw the government's response to Katrina. He was also Dubya's former judicial nominee on the United States 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. (rated partialy not-quallified by the bar).

"The conservative African-American Republican was appointed to his White House position in January 2005. Allen resigned February 9, 2006, stating he wanted to spend more time with his family. It was later reported that he had been detained by retail store security guards on January 2, 2006 and subsequently arrested by local authorities [1] on March 9, 2006 on charges of "theft over $500" and "felony theft scheme" [2], allegedly claiming retail store refunds to which he was not entitled.

Allen is married, with four children. He was earning $161,000 per year in his federal job at the time of his resignation." (Wiki)

He was one of Dubya's best and brightest, man... You don't suppose he got any of the 10 Billion that went missing in Iraq, do you? Shop lifting at Target just doesn't pay all the bills....

If people ever get the urge... (Below threshold)

If people ever get the urge to let the country totally be run by democrats, let us look no further than Massachusetts. That outta nip that urge in the bud.

If people ever get the urge... (Below threshold)

If people ever get the urge to let the country totaly be run by Republicans, let us look no further than the news.

I've been following politics for the last 30 years, and I've never seen a party implode like the Republicans have over the last two years. Corruption, waste, and scandal have been astounding.

Quick, Jo.Who was ... (Below threshold)

Quick, Jo.

Who was the governor of Massachusetts up until three weeks ago? For extra credit, what party does he belong to?

Quick, John: name a Massach... (Below threshold)

Quick, John: name a Massachusetts official -- apart from the governor or lieutenant governor -- from the last 15 years who was NOT a Democrat?

The Democrats have held a huge majority in all the other offices for decades. They currently have 100% of the Senate seats, 100% of the House seats, and over 85% of both state houses.

The governor has been pretty much a "fig leaf" for ages, until Deval The Hero came along.


John: Give us a break you s... (Below threshold)
Old Coot:

John: Give us a break you sad little troll.

Want to compare scandals, indictments, convictions, jail time? Don't need to go back 30 years, just back to the Clinton Administration. The list would include Clinton himself, several cabinet members, high level officials (Sandy Burglar to name just one). What have you got on your side of the scale...maybe a Scooter Libby conviction?

Old Coot,I don't e... (Below threshold)

Old Coot,

I don't even need to go that far back. It's been a sad couple of years for your leadership. How about...?

Randy "Duke" Cunningham, (CA - Nov ,2005) resigned from Congress after pleading guilty to taking more than $2 million in bribes in a criminal conspiracy involving at least three defense contractors.
Tom Delay, (TX - June, 2006) .
Mark Foley (FL Sept., 2006) .
Bob Ney, (OH -Oct. ,2006) resigned from leadership positions and announced he was bowing out of re-election campaign a month before election day.

Let's wait to see what happens with Scooter, but one thing I've been impressed with during the trial was the number of people in the White House that knew what was going on. And we'd been told for the last couple years by Bush that he was going to get to the bottom of this... Yeah.

I don't think we're done peeling the Abramoff onion yet. Expect to see more fun as that unravels.

Here's some people to google if you want more information on what our public servents have been up to.

corruption:] Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT) Defeated in 2006
[corruption:] Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN, Senate Majority leader), Retired in 2006
[corruption:] Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA). Defeated in 2006
[corruption:] Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO, House Majority Whip)
[corruption:] Rep. Randy Cunningham (R-CA) Imprisoned in 2006
[corruption:] Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL)
[corruption:] Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA)
[corruption:] Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO)
[corruption:] Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) Resigned in 2006
[corruption:] Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA) Defeated in 2006
[corruption:] Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ)
[corruption:] Rep. Charles Taylor (R-NC)
[corruption:] Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)

John, knock it off. It's co... (Below threshold)

John, knock it off. It's completely off topic.

Unless you're saying that any of those politicians you mentioned were trafficking in stolen Victoria's Secret undies.

Old Coot, don't feed the troll.


Well, other than Claude All... (Below threshold)

Well, other than Claude Allen who was shoplifting at Target (who sells undies... PAIRS of undies, I might add, one to a bag) I don't think so. The politicians I mentioned were more upwardly mobile. Lofty goals. Bigger fish to fry.

Besides, I don't think Claude Allen was a panty lifter. I think he was into consumer electronics.

I thought the point of this post was how democrats in Massachusetts have corrupted the justice system to the point where "welfare queens" can't be adequatly punished. Democrats are bad.

That wasn't the point you were making?

Hmmmm... Well, what was the point you were making?

(PS: that welfare queen in Cadilacs thing that Reagan said was discredited.)

I don't see any Democrat-sp... (Below threshold)

I don't see any Democrat-specific bashing in the original piece, John. Just generic Massachusetts bashing. There is a certain degree of overlap between the idiocy of the court system and the idiocy of Massachusetts Democrats, but that is a side issue at best.


Ok, ok.... : )I... (Below threshold)

Ok, ok.... : )

I thought the phrase "this IS Massachusetts, after all." was code... I think all of us missed the point. I think I still am...

It was a livley little discussion though, eh?

Here's the actual fact regarding the Cadillac Queen/Reagan story. This relates to the first line in your origional story about the "lady" shoplifter... I'll go back under the bridge now.

Cadillac Queens. Over a period of about five years, Reagan told the story of the "Chicago welfare queen" who had 80 names, 30 addresses, 12 Social Security cards, and collected benefits for "four nonexistent deceased husbands," bilking the government out of "over $150,000". The real welfare recipient to whom Reagan referred was actually convicted for using two different aliases to collect $8,000. Reagan continued to use his version of the story even after the press pointed out the actual facts of the case to him.
John, how un-PC of you not ... (Below threshold)

John, how un-PC of you not to exercise equal treatment. You forgot:

Rep. Charles Diggs Jr., D-Mich., was convicted in 1978 of operating a payroll kickback scheme in his congressional office. He served seven months of a three-year prison term. He was re-elected, then resigned in 1980.

- Rep. Michael Myers, D-Pa., served 20 1/2 months of a three-year prison sentence for accepting bribes from FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen. He was convicted in 1980 and expelled from Congress.

- Four other House members were convicted in the Arab businessmen bribery scandal: Democratic Reps. John Murphy of New York, Frank Thompson of New Jersey, John Jenrette of South Carolina and Raymond Lederer of Pennsylvania. Thompson and Murphy were sentenced to three years; Jenrette, two years; and Lederer, one year.

- Rep. Mario Biaggi, D-N.Y., was convicted in 1988 of extorting nearly $2 million from defense contractor Wedtech Corp. He resigned from Congress and served two years and two months of an eight-year sentence. He was defeated for re-election in 1992.

- Rep. Mel Reynolds, D-Ill., was sentenced in 1995 to five years in prison for having sex with an underage campaign worker. He resigned from Congress, then was sentenced in 1997 to 6 1/2 years for bank fraud and other violations. The second sentence, which was to run at the same time as first, was commuted in 2001 by President Clinton.

- Rep. Walter Tucker III, D-Calif., was sentenced in 1996 to two years and three months in prison for accepting and demanding bribes while mayor of a Los Angeles suburb. He resigned from Congress a week after his 1995 conviction.

- Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill., pleaded guilty in 1996 to two felony mail fraud charges, lost re-election and served 15 months in prison. Clinton pardoned him in 2000.

Sorry for feeding the troll, Jay.

I've half a mind to look into how many relatives of Mass democrats have been convicted of stealing from the public till -- but this one's the very latest.

I served in the Mass. House with one shitbum from Watertown who was prosecuted for defrauding his own dying father out of the family home where he intended to live out his final days, then evicted the old man and siblings.

Wavemaker, Aw, I p... (Below threshold)


Aw, I promised Old Coot I wasn't gonna bring up old stuff...

Yeah I see the examples from 1980. I've got a big list on Reagan era stuff if you want that...

By the end of his term 138 Reagan officials had been convicted, indicted, or had been the subject of official investigations.... Here's a couple of the bigger fish...

James Watt, Reagan's Secretary of the Interior was indicted on 41 felony counts. Sentenced to five years in prison.

Edwin Meese III, subject of investigations by the United States Office of the Independent Counsel on two occasions (Wedtech and Iran-Contra

E. Bob Wallach, close friend and law classmate of Attorney General Edwin Meese, was sentenced to six years in prison and fined $250,000 in connection with the Wedtech influence-peddling scandal.

Lyn Nofziger--Convicted on charges of illegal lobbying of White House in Wedtech scandal.

Michael Deaver received three years' probation and was fined one hundred thousand dollars after being convicted for lying to a congressional subcommittee and a federal grand jury about his lobbying activities after leaving the White House.

CIA Director Casey, Oliver North, George Shultz, The Iran-Contra scandal.

Casper Weinberger, Secretary of Defense indicted for hiding Iran/Contra documents. George H. Bush pardoned Weinberger to keep him from going to trial.

Raymond Donovan, Secretary of Labor indicted for defrauding the New York City Transit Authority of $7.4. million.

Elliott Abrams, State Department's Latin American Bureau. worked for Lt. Col. Oliver North's covert movement to aid the Contras. Sentenced, but pardoned by George H Bush.

Robert C. McFarlane, Iran Contra. Tried to commit suicide. Sentenced. Pardoned by George H. Bush.

Oliver North--Convicted of falsifying and destroying documents, and aiding and abetting the obstruction of Congress. Conviction overturned on appeal due to legal technicalities.

John Poindexter, Reagan's national security advisor, --guilty of five criminal counts involving conspiracy to mislead Congress, obstructing congressional inquiries, lying to lawmakers, used "high national security" to mask deceit and wrong-doing.

Richard Secord pleaded guilty to a felony charge of lying to Congress over Iran-Contra.

Alan D. Fiers, Chief of the Central Intelligence Agency's Central American Task Force. Guilty in 1991 to two counts of withholding information from congress about Iran arms sales. Received a blanket pardon for his crimes from President Bush.

Clair George was Chief of the CIA's Division of Covert Operations accused of concealing from Congress his knowledge of the Iran-Contra affair. In a second trial on charges of perjury, false statements and obstruction of justice, George was convicted of lying. Received a blanket pardon for his crimes from President George Bush.

Duane R. (Dewey) Clarridge CIA Western European Division indicted November 29, 1991 for lying to congress. Received a blanket pardon Christmas Eve 1992 from President George Bush.

Anne Gorscuh Burford, EPA resigned amid accusations she politically manipulated EPA Superfund money.

Rita Lavelle, EPA indicted, tried and convicted of lying to Congress and served three months of a six-month prison sentence. After an extensive investigation, in August 1984, a House of Representatives subcommittee concluded that top-level EPA appointees by Reagan for three years "violated their public trust by disregarding the public health and the environment, manipulating the Superfund program for political purposes, engaging in unethical conduct and participating in other abuses.".

That's about half of what I have on the Reagan Legacy. Let me know if you want to keep bringing up old stuff from the 80's, and I'll be happy to give you the rest of the "equal treatment".

ENOUGH of the frigging laun... (Below threshold)

ENOUGH of the frigging laundry lists. One more off-topic series of "who's worse" bullshit and I'm gonna smack someone with Olaf's Troll Hammer.


Aw, man....... (Below threshold)

Aw, man....

You all will have to forgiv... (Below threshold)

You all will have to forgive johnie as he used to work for the "media".

Monkey! How've ya been, li... (Below threshold)

Monkey! How've ya been, little buddy?
Have you been here all along, or did I just not notice you scurring around underfoot?


LOL..."someone????"<p... (Below threshold)


Moral of story: no party owns the franchise on scumbaggery.

Agreed, wavemaker.... (Below threshold)

Agreed, wavemaker.

It's one of the reasons I like it when one party (eiether party) does not control all branches of government.

And a strong, active, and unfettered media.

John, does your definition ... (Below threshold)

John, does your definition of "media" include Fox? (heh heh)

I guess I should have also ... (Below threshold)

I guess I should have also added "unbiased". ; )

I don't consider Fox to be an unbiased or terribly accurate source of information.

Well then that's quite a lo... (Below threshold)

Well then that's quite a lot of "fettering," isn't it, considering the competition?

No, I should think not.... (Below threshold)

No, I should think not.

One of the things that I look for in a news source is that the stories I get from them are still true over time.

A survey showed that 70% of Fox views thought there was a link between Iraq and 911 even several years after Operation Iraqi Liberation began (later renamed Operation Iraqi Freedom, once somebody noticed the abbreviation OIL).

Non FOX viewers didn't persist in making this connection at anywhere near the same rate.

Yeah, I've talked to some habitual FOX viewers and they have pretty skewed views of current events. I think there are much better sources out there.






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