Were Laws Broken?

The charges against Chris Dodd continue to pile up. It started with the sweetheart Countrywide Mortgages, then the “cottage” in Ireland, the association with a convicted felon, the AIG bonus “lie”, and finally word that his wife once collected a paycheck from an AIG company.

No wonder Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Conn) went wobbly last week when asked about his February amendment ratifying hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses to executives at insurance giant AIG. Dodd has been one of the company’s favorite recipients of campaign contributions. But it turns out that Senator Dodd’s wife has also benefited from past connections to AIG as well.

From 2001-2004, Jackie Clegg Dodd served as an “outside” director of IPC Holdings, Ltd., a Bermuda-based company controlled by AIG. 

Were any laws broken. That’s what Cavuto asked Judge Andrew Nepolitano.


I am not a lawyer or a judge so I do not know and we won’t until papers are released. Somehow I doubt any illegality. But certainly there’s enough there to vote for his retirement next year.

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  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    AIG money, Countrywide deals, "unique" and underreported deals on "cottages" in Ireland, Madoff contributions, big insurance money etc., etc., etc.  Is there any corruption that Dodd was not a part of?

    Do Connecticut voters need another ton of bricks to fall on them?

    Does the "appearance of impropriety" matter any more?  Ethics?  Morals?  Fair play?

    We need another Reagan and another Eliot Ness to fix the "most ethical" administration ever.

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