What Fresh Hell Is This?

May 20, 2016

You've GOT To Be Frickin' Kiddin' Me! (More On Chuck McCullough)

You remember Chuck McCullough, right?

He was arrested February 19, 2009, went on trial 2,245 days later, was found guilty late last July and finally sentenced last December.

Let me remind you how long 2,245 days is.  It's longer than:
  • WWII in the Pacific - December 7, 1941 (Attack on Pearl Harbor) to August 15, 1945 (VJ Day): 1,347 days
  •  WWII in Europe - September 1, 1939 (Germany invades Poland) to May 7, 1945 (Germany Surrenders) 2,075 days
  • Nixon Presidency - January 20, 1969 (Nixon's First Inauguration) to August 9, 1974 (Nixon's resignation): 2,027 days
That's right.  The time between Chuck's arrest and the beginning of his trial was longer than the US involvement in the Second World War, longer than the time between the Third Reich's invasion of Poland and its surrender, longer even than the entire time Richard Nixon was president.

Chuck was found guilty of five felonies.  He then complicated his life by filing papers with the court saying that he agreed to a judge-only trial because he felt coerced nto it.  This was in direct contradiction to his own statements under oath.  And so now he's been charged with perjury.

It's now May 5, 2016, 294 days since he was found guilty of that first set of charges, and so what happened yesterday?

An Allegheny County judge on Thursday agreed to put a hold on former county Councilman Chuck McCullough's perjury trial while he appeals his theft conviction to state Superior Court.

McCullough sought a stay of the June jury trial while appealing his July 2015 conviction on five counts each of felony theft and misdemeanor misapplication of entrusted funds. The latter stem from 2009 charges that he donated money from his elderly client's estate to political campaigns and his wife's charity.

Common Pleas Judge David Cashman granted the stay but said the second trial would be scheduled to begin five days after the Pennsylvania Superior Court's decision in the theft case if it does not rule in McCullough's favor.
So he's not begun serving any jail time, awaiting the outcome of an appeal and his second trial will start after that.

But here's the kicker.  It's the last sentence of the Trib's piece:
The Superior Court has not set a date for arguments in McCullough's appeal.
You've got to be frickin' kiddin' me.


Omega Cuck Supreme said...

Yet Hero Cops like Sergeant Stephen Matakovich find themselves the targets of DOJ witchhunts.

Ol' Froth said...