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Robert DeLeo
Robert DeLeo
A corrupt Massachusetts Speaker of the House who took office after the previous three speakers were convicted of felonies.
Robert DeLeo Quotes
In response to a juror in the probation trail claiming DeLeo should have been on trial (in which DeLeo was named by the Federal government as an unindicted co-conspirator), the Massachusetts Speaker pretended to be shocked.
“I find it incredible that an unidentified juror would express his or her personal view of my culpability in a case in which I was not charged, not called as a witness and not able to present evidence or otherwise defend my reputation.”
Robert DeLeo, July 31, 2014

Massachusetts Speaker Robert DeLeo claimed the verdict in the Probation Department trial (which resulted in multiple convictions, as well as the naming of DeLeo as unindicted co-conspirator), and an earlier independent counsel investigation cleared him of wrong doing. Paul Ware, of the counsel investigation, responded to DeLeo by saying, 'It is a distortion on the part of the Speaker to claim the investigation of the independent counsel exonerated him, because it did not.'
“The jury’s verdict today is consistent with the findings of the independent counsel almost four years ago – which found no impropriety on my part.”
Robert DeLeo, July 24, 2014

After being named by the Federal government as an unindicted co-conspirator in the probation department case (which resulted in multiple convictions), Massachusetts Speaker Robert DeLeo claimed there was no evidence of wrongdoing.
“The United States Attorney could not indict me or any other elected official because there was no evidence to warrant an indictment”
Robert DeLeo, July 15, 2014

Massachusetts Speaker Robert DeLeo claimed there was no was no quid pro quo in the probation department case. Multiple convictions were later handed down and DeLeo was named an unindicted co-conspirator.
“There was never a quid pro quo for any legislative action.”
Robert DeLeo, July 9, 2014

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