Monthly Archives: November 2005

"NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS" in the "largest immigration fraud case in Oregon history"

Now we’ve seen it all. Two people have gone to prison; one (the accused’s daughter) has pleaded no contest, all in a continuing criminal enterprise to provide fake ID’s so that the 80,000 illegal aliens could go to Miguel Robleto’s Drive Master Education school and ultimately get Oregon Driver’s Licenses.
While I haven’t seen the entire 7 page decision yet, Judge Steven Price says yeah, there was smoke, but the DA’s and AG’s office didn’t show me the fire. As a result Miguel Robleto goes free.

Testimony showed Mr. Robleto called to get more phony ID’s for his “customers,” illegal aliens who had been bused in from all over the country, but the judge didn’t find that testimony persuasive enough. The point is if there’s no Mr. Robleto, there’s no need for phony ID’s. I’m no judge, but even I can’t overlook that. But the judge ruled he couldn’t connect Mr. Robleto to the envelopes. See how the scam worked here.

The judge also said that Mr. Patel, who runs “The Dunes” motel in Hillsboro probably had illegal aliens bursting from the seams in every room, that’s why he couldn’t believe there was any unusual connection to Mr. Robleto’s alleged fraudulent scheme to provide these non Oregon (heck, non US) citizens with driver’s licenses. It doesn’t matter that these illegals came by the bus load and went home in a day or two. Doesn’t matter.

The judge refused to divulge his reasoning for the ruling in open court.

The most bizarre decision he made was to find Mr. Robleto not guilty on the misdemeanor charges of tampering/destroying public documents. The documents were destroyed.

If only this judge were in charge of the Scooter Libby prosecution. Can you imagine? Judge Price’s rationale seems to be that it’s no big deal the documents were destroyed because, hey, there’s no crime!

The judge allowed as there were plenty indications of guilt but not beyond a reasonable doubt.

A question: now that the man who was alleged to be the ringmaster of this alleged crime has been found not guilty, then should the others be released? After all if you don’t have the big guy, then the other guys were simply freelancing on a lark.
No crime, no foul, right?


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"NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS" in the "largest immigration fraud case in Oregon history"

Now we’ve seen it all. Two people have gone to prison; one (the accused’s daughter) has pleaded no contest, all in a continuing criminal enterprise to provide fake ID’s so that the 80,000 illegal aliens could go to Miguel Robleto’s Drive Master Education school and ultimately get Oregon Driver’s Licenses.
While I haven’t seen the entire 7 page decision yet, Judge Steven Price says yeah, there was smoke, but the DA’s and AG’s office didn’t show me the fire. As a result Miguel Robleto goes free.

Testimony showed Mr. Robleto called to get more phony ID’s for his “customers,” illegal aliens who had been bused in from all over the country, but the judge didn’t find that testimony persuasive enough. The point is if there’s no Mr. Robleto, there’s no need for phony ID’s. I’m no judge, but even I can’t overlook that. But the judge ruled he couldn’t connect Mr. Robleto to the envelopes. See how the scam worked here.

The judge also said that Mr. Patel, who runs “The Dunes” motel in Hillsboro probably had illegal aliens bursting from the seams in every room, that’s why he couldn’t believe there was any unusual connection to Mr. Robleto’s alleged fraudulent scheme to provide these non Oregon (heck, non US) citizens with driver’s licenses. It doesn’t matter that these illegals came by the bus load and went home in a day or two. Doesn’t matter.

The judge refused to divulge his reasoning for the ruling in open court.

The most bizarre decision he made was to find Mr. Robleto not guilty on the misdemeanor charges of tampering/destroying public documents. The documents were destroyed.

If only this judge were in charge of the Scooter Libby prosecution. Can you imagine? Judge Price’s rationale seems to be that it’s no big deal the documents were destroyed because, hey, there’s no crime!

The judge allowed as there were plenty indications of guilt but not beyond a reasonable doubt.

A question: now that the man who was alleged to be the ringmaster of this alleged crime has been found not guilty, then should the others be released? After all if you don’t have the big guy, then the other guys were simply freelancing on a lark.
No crime, no foul, right?


Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

12 REASONS WHY WE CAN’T AFFORD BASEBALL IN OREGON

I’d love baseball to come to Portland and I quiver at the prospect of the disgruntled Florida Marlins coming to P-Town, but I’ve come around to the belief that the city/county/state shouldn’t fund the majority of the cost. In fact a token contribution in the way of helpful permitting or helping with road construction to facilitate cars and trucks get to the ball park are fine with me. But I don’t want to use public monies to build a stadium so “they will come.”

I want some owner to work a deal and buy his/her/their own doggone stadium.

We don’t have the money to spend on the stuff I want because we’re so busy spending money elsewhere.

Herewith are my 12 reasons why Portland, Oregon can’t afford baseball:
(feel free to add your reasons)

We don’t have $ for baseball because that $15 million dollar tram turned into a $40 million dollar tram.

We don’t have $ for baseball because we’re spending it on…The campaigns of the Portland City Commissioners who thought they’d impose this cost on taxpayers without a vote of the people.

We don’t have $ for baseball because we’re spending it on…helping the Portland Public Schools build a new school at the Columbia housing projects…even though private parties wanted to put a charter school there. For Free.

We don’t have $ for baseball because instead of $10,000 in property taxes that would have been paid toward schools, fire, police, and running the government, the buyer of that $700,000 downtown condo only has to pay $198 bucks.

We don’t have $ for baseball because we’re spending it on…Portland’s civic EGO in the form of the inefficient, 19th century, Lightrail system, that moves less than 1% of commuters…for $100 million dollars a mile.

We don’t have $ for baseball because we’re spending it on…chasing businesses out of the city with the business income tax.

We don’t have $ for baseball because we’re spending it on… the Wapato Jail. Oh, wait, we don’t have the money to open the Wapato Jail. Nevermind.

We don’t have $ for baseball because we’re giving WIC, food stamps, free education, free health care, driver’s licenses, and free housing to people who broke the law and came to this country illegally.

We don’t have $ for baseball because we’re spending it on…a green roof for the Portland building and the multnomah county building.

We don’t have $ baseball because we keep paying for the mistakes of people who hired Steve Goldschmidt…and fired the janitors…offended panhandlers and pepper sprayed wimpy protesters.

We don’t have $ for baseball because the big dog in town…the Blazers…don’t want the competition for your sports dollar.

And finally we don’t have $ for baseball because we’re still spending it on… the renovation of PGE Park the last time we sniffed pine tar in the air.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

12 REASONS WHY WE CAN’T AFFORD BASEBALL IN OREGON

I’d love baseball to come to Portland and I quiver at the prospect of the disgruntled Florida Marlins coming to P-Town, but I’ve come around to the belief that the city/county/state shouldn’t fund the majority of the cost. In fact a token contribution in the way of helpful permitting or helping with road construction to facilitate cars and trucks get to the ball park are fine with me. But I don’t want to use public monies to build a stadium so “they will come.”

I want some owner to work a deal and buy his/her/their own doggone stadium.

We don’t have the money to spend on the stuff I want because we’re so busy spending money elsewhere.

Herewith are my 12 reasons why Portland, Oregon can’t afford baseball:
(feel free to add your reasons)

We don’t have $ for baseball because that $15 million dollar tram turned into a $40 million dollar tram.

We don’t have $ for baseball because we’re spending it on…The campaigns of the Portland City Commissioners who thought they’d impose this cost on taxpayers without a vote of the people.

We don’t have $ for baseball because we’re spending it on…helping the Portland Public Schools build a new school at the Columbia housing projects…even though private parties wanted to put a charter school there. For Free.

We don’t have $ for baseball because instead of $10,000 in property taxes that would have been paid toward schools, fire, police, and running the government, the buyer of that $700,000 downtown condo only has to pay $198 bucks.

We don’t have $ for baseball because we’re spending it on…Portland’s civic EGO in the form of the inefficient, 19th century, Lightrail system, that moves less than 1% of commuters…for $100 million dollars a mile.

We don’t have $ for baseball because we’re spending it on…chasing businesses out of the city with the business income tax.

We don’t have $ for baseball because we’re spending it on… the Wapato Jail. Oh, wait, we don’t have the money to open the Wapato Jail. Nevermind.

We don’t have $ for baseball because we’re giving WIC, food stamps, free education, free health care, driver’s licenses, and free housing to people who broke the law and came to this country illegally.

We don’t have $ for baseball because we’re spending it on…a green roof for the Portland building and the multnomah county building.

We don’t have $ baseball because we keep paying for the mistakes of people who hired Steve Goldschmidt…and fired the janitors…offended panhandlers and pepper sprayed wimpy protesters.

We don’t have $ for baseball because the big dog in town…the Blazers…don’t want the competition for your sports dollar.

And finally we don’t have $ for baseball because we’re still spending it on… the renovation of PGE Park the last time we sniffed pine tar in the air.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com