(Republican Insider) – According to a new report from Breitbart News, former Democratic congressman from California, T.J. Cox, who was a part of the “blue wave” that happened back in 2018 which is responsible for bringing Democrats and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi back in control, was indicted on 28 federal counts, including fraud and campaign contribution fraud, earlier this week.
Wow. I can hardly believe my eyes. We’re actually seeing a Democrat politician being held accountable for their illegal actions. Is this real? Am I dreaming? I have to be dreaming. Now can we please get something done concerning Hillary Clinton and Hunter Biden please? Thank you.
One of the big charges that Cox is facing has to do with the congressman making the fraudulent claim that he purchased a property as his primary residence. Cox was facing allegations of this nature back during the 2018 campaign where folks stated that his “principal residence” was not in California, but Maryland, which means he did not actually live in the state.
It is not clear at this time whether or not the indictment has anything to do with Cox trying to prove that he lived in California.
Former Rep. T.J. Cox (D-CA), who was part of the 2018 “blue wave” election that brought Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) back to power, was indicted Tuesday on 28 federal counts, including fraud and campaign contribution fraud. https://t.co/jW7dKY0e8F
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 17, 2022
“All of the counts related to conduct by Cox prior to, and during, the 2018 election, in which Cox narrowly defeated incumbent Rep. David Valadao (R-CA). Valadao had appeared to be winning on Election Night, and was even called the winner by the AP, but ended up losing when mail-in ballots were counted, including those that were collected via legal ‘ballot harvesting,'” the report from Breitbart said.
“Experts believe that ballot harvesting, used for the first time in the 2018 race, may have flipped the race from Valadao to Cox,” the report continued. “Then-former Vice President Joe Biden also campaigned for Cox. Later, Cox also faced claims that he had failed to disclose some of his businesses to the U.S. House of Representatives.”
The Justice Department put out a press release on the matter.
“Terrance John ‘TJ’ Cox, 59, of Fresno, is charged with 15 counts of wire fraud, 11 counts of money laundering, one count of financial institution fraud, and one count of campaign contribution fraud,” the press statement said.
“According to allegations in the indictment, Cox perpetrated multiple fraud schemes targeting companies he was affiliated with and their clients and vendors. Cox created unauthorized off-the-books bank accounts and diverted client and company money into those accounts through false representations, pretenses and promises. From 2013 to 2018, across two different fraud schemes, Cox illicitly obtained over $1.7 million in diverted client payments and company loans and investments he solicited and then stole,” the statement continued.
The statement went on to say that Cox had allegedly received mortgage loan funds from a lender in order to buy a property by turning in fake representations to the lender, which happened to include completely fabricated bank statements along with more than a few false statements that said Cox was intending to live in the house as his primary residence. But the indictment clearly states that Cox was actually intending to buy the property and rent it out to someone else. Which is exactly what he did.
“According to allegations in the indictment, Cox also fraudulently obtained a $1.5 million construction loan to develop the recreation area in Fresno known as Granite Park. Cox and his business partner’s nonprofit could not qualify for the construction loan without a financially viable party guaranteeing the loan. Cox falsely represented that one of his affiliated companies would guarantee the loan, and submitted a fabricated board resolution which falsely stated that at a meeting on a given date all company owners agreed to guarantee the Granite Park loan. No meeting took place, and the other owners did not agree to back the loan. The loan later went into default causing a loss of more than $1.28 million,” the report stated.
Oh and that’s just the beginning of this guy’s corruption. Allegations in the indictment reveal that at the time Cox was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 election, he cooked up a scheme to help fund and reimburse family members and some of his associates for the donations they made to his political campaign. Cox ultimately made arrangements for over $25,000 in illegal straw or conduit donations for his campaign back in 2017.
Cox lost reelection in 2020 to Valadao.
For once, a leftist crook gets what is coming to him. Again, let’s see this become standard practice for anyone who breaks the law, which is the way it is supposed to be.
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