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Friday, April 29, 2005

Former Del. Fenton Bland gets five years

Former Del. Fenton Bland was just sentenced to 57 months in prison and ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution to the bank he defrauded. You'll recall that Bland resigned at the beginning of the 2005 session. Stealing money from nursing home patients is generally frowned upon in today's society. At the same time, my heart goes out to the Bland family.
U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson rejected Bland's appeal for a reduced sentence. Bland's wife, Elizabeth, is institutionalized at Central State Hospital and Bland said his incarceration would leave their young children without no one.

"Judge, I ask for mercy. Please have leniency on me," Bland said haltingly.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Addison- Why isnt anyone covering that less than two weeks ago Fenton Bland was going door to door with Chap Petersen in Petersburg?

11:54 AM

Blogger Addison said...

Somehow I must have missed that one.

If Chap can survive a hefty bar tab from a gay nightclub, then he can probably survive most anything.

1:42 PM

Blogger Pastor John said...

chap peterson is a tool of the homosexuals, as you have stated. he does their bidding.

2:34 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you supporting him or something Addison?

4:47 PM

Blogger Addison said...

Far from it. I was simply commenting on how marginal behavior has to be before the electorate takes it into account.

Most voters won't even blink that Chap was canvassing with a soon-to-be convicted felon.

8:54 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats the thing. he was already convicted. he was just awaiting sentencing.

9:11 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im really suprised you are not outraged Addison

9:33 PM

Blogger scott said...

When is bland going to the slammer? I saw him in a barber shop today getting a hair cut. Not a care in the world.

11:06 PM


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