Seems like every week another lawless, corrupt Democrat is arrested and charged for breaking the law. And the streak continued this week.
An influential Democrat just resigned in shame after getting smacked with a surprise indictment.
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, a member of the Maryland General Assembly, has been charged with wire fraud by federal prosecutors.
Gaines is arguably one of the most influential Democrats in Maryland.
She has served in the state’s House of Representatives since 2001 and was the vice chairwoman of the appropriations committee. Gaines chaired a subcommittee that reviews the state’s capital budget and is also a former mayor and council member for the town of Berwyn Heights.
According to prosecutors, Gaines took more than $22,000 from her campaign account and used the funds as her personal piggy-bank, which is a major crime.
Perhaps unaware of how easily traceable it is, Gaines actually used her own personal PayPal account to transfer the money.
After getting hit with the indictment, Gaines released a statement announcing her resignation.
“Over the past 17 years, I have given my heart and soul to the citizens of the state of Maryland, working tirelessly for legislation that has supported the health and welfare of our constituents,” Gaines wrote in the letter.
She also noted that she is resigning “after much thought and consideration,” which is nothing more than political-speak for admitting she got caught but doesn’t want to accept any responsibility for her actions.
Gaines is the woman in the center of the photo below, with the grey blazer with a white shirt.
Federal prosecutors charged Prince George’s County Del. Tawanna P. Gaines on Monday with taking more than $22,000 from her campaign account for her personal use and she has resigned from Maryland General Assembly. https://t.co/CFWNyMoEeG
— Bowie Blade-News (@BowieBladeNews) October 7, 2019
Gaines is at least the seventh corrupt Democrat who has been charged and arrested in recent months.
Below are a few examples:
–Former Democratic Texas state district judge was arrested and charged with taking bribes in exchange for giving favorable rulings in his courtroom for more than a decade.
–FBI agents were seen on Tuesday carrying brown evidence bags as they raided Democratic Illinois State Senator Martin Sandoval’s offices as part of an “ongoing criminal investigation.” The raids are rumored to be connected to Sandoval playing a key role in helping implement a 19-cent increase in the gas tax to help fund Democratic Governor J.B. Prtizker’s $45 billion plan to rebuild roads, bridges, and schools.
–Sherikia Hawkins, a prominent city clerk for Southfield, Michigan, was arrested and charged this week for allegedly forging records and falsely marking at least 200 absentee ballots as invalid during the 2018 midterm election. She is now facing six felony charges for the stunning election crimes.
–Ed Buck, who has spent decades donating serious money to prominent Democrats such as Obama and the Clintons, was arrested and charged with running a drug house. Two young black men have been found dead in the past 18 months inside Buck’s apartment.
–Fall River Democratic Mayor Jasiel Correia was arrested on charges that he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies seeking to operate marijuana businesses.
–A Democrat superior court judge in Massachusetts was arrested for assault and battery after she attacked her wife inside their home. Judge Shannon Frison allegedly “forcibly grabbed” her wife’s hair while she was holding a young child.
–A Democratic Indiana state representative and firefighter was arrested and charged after impersonating a police officer and trying to buy cocaine while driving under the influence.