Boxer Fails To Report Million $ Home

Roger Simon at Pajamas Media reports that the The Foundation for Ethics in Public Service has written to Attorney General Eric Holder asking his office to investigate:

The specific property FEPS is referring to is an Oakland, California, home valued at over a million dollars and co-owned by Boxer, her husband Stewart, their son Douglas, and his wife Amy. The letter to Holder reads in part:

“Despite the fact that Senator Boxer had an ownership in 854 Longridge Road [in Oakland], she failed to report this substantial real property asset on any of her personal financial disclosures between 2002 and 2010. She had also failed to report the mortgage on the property. Further, she failed to report the purchase of 854 Longridge Road in 2002. Each year Boxer was required to have filed a “full and complete report.”

The filing of false or incomplete disclosure statements is in violation of the Ethics in Government Act. The Act authorizes the Attorney General of the United States to seek civil penalties against Senators who knowingly and willfully falsify or fail to report required information. The knowing and willful concealment of the existence of substantial amount of real property for a prolonged period may subject Senators to federal criminal prosecution under 18 U.S.C. paragraph 101. [other citations are available at the link]

The Oakland home is currently lived in by Douglas and his wife. This is not the first time Senator Boxer’s son has been the center of controversy. The senator reportedly paid out nearly $500,000 from her campaign contributions to her son’s public relations firm between 2001 and 2009.

Indeed, ethical questions have been dogging the chair of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics of late.

Boxer held no fewer than seven mortgages with Countrywide Financial, the company at the center of the mortgage scandal she was investigating as chair of her committee.

Despite the obvious impropriety, Boxer did not recuse herself. Instead she signed as “chair” the letter that exonerated Chris Dodd after the Connecticut senator got favorable mortgage rates from Countrywide. That letter — available at the ethics.senate.gov site — is worth reading now in light of what we have learned of Boxer’s own activities.”

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13 Responses to Boxer Fails To Report Million $ Home

  1. aceofwands says:

    A picture of the property in a campaign ad would be a nice touch.

    Let the little people see how she lives on their dime.

  2. Jim22 says:

    Maybe Google Earth Street View has it.

  3. sortahwitte says:

    Do as I say, dammit! Not as I do. And don’t look behind the curtain. And call me senator, dammit!

  4. AW Mens says:

    Senator Dammit is a pretty good name for her sorta.

  5. Uke says:

    Sweet. More congressional tax cheats.

    Betcha libs just chalk this up to a forgivable, honest mistake though. I suppose I’m the only one thinking that any and all tax cheats, regardless of party, should be held accountable, huh?

    Now, granted, at 17,000 pages long, the tax code is ridiculously bloated and convoluted, so it should be pared down to a simple flat/fair tax anyway for simplicity’s sake.

    But still, Boxer isn’t a victim of a complex tax code. She “forgot” to declare a goddamn HOUSE. That’s not something one is reasonably excused from noting.

  6. aceofwands says:

    Uke!

    Rumor has it…you have to ad 50,000 pages to those 17,000 pages you are talking about for a grand total of 67,000 pages.

  7. Uke says:

    17 thousand or 100 thousand, it’s all a goddamn snowjob just to cripple honest people and enable cronies in finding loopholes for themselves and their buddies.

  8. Uke says:

    Oh yeah, and for aforementioned cronies to use as ammunition against their enemies, or favors for their friends.

    Honestly, in the grand scheme of things, how else can you explain a more complex tax code that collects no more revenue than a simple one? Because Lord knows it’s not exactly as if a more complex tax code has fewer loopholes…

  9. James says:

    Do you guys realize that wave II is coming? Questionable mortgages from Countrywide are about to take down Bank of America.

  10. Jim22 says:

    Yer right, Uke. Part of the plan. Scary but true. Then there is another wave – commercial real estate. That will come after the residential collapse. It will bring down more banks.

    I saw it before in Alaska in the late 80′s and early 90′s. Went quicker there because of a smaller population and the fact that we had the U.S. Government to make it all better. That and the Exxon Valdez oils spill that injected two billion dollars into an economy with half a million people.

    Nothing like that on the horizon. FDIC will not bail out the banks.

  11. Jim22 says:

    Sorry: James, not Uke.

  12. shawn says:

    don’t look behind the curtain

    A more accurate reference to the Wizard of Oz would be “don’t look under the house.”

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