Saturday, June 02, 2007
More GOP Family Values
Hmmm, HL wonders how generous Galante had to be before peeking DeLuca's interest. Of course, it was all perfectly equitable; you see, the honorable state senator's family member was getting slapped around by some no-good bully.
Senate Minority Leader Louis DeLuca was arrested Friday on charges that he asked a businessman at the center of a federal racketeering probe to threaten someone the senator believed had abused a relative.
State and federal authorities said DeLuca in 2005 sought help from James Galante, a Danbury trash hauler who first caught DeLuca's eye by making a large charitable contribution. Galante is currently awaiting trial on 72 counts of tax fraud, racketeering, threatening and extortion.
“I tried to protect a family member who was vulnerable, who was in a physically abusive domestic relationship and who needed help,” DeLuca said in a written statement. “My family and I went to the police three times to get help for my relative, but the police said that they couldn't help because the victim wouldn't file a complaint.”Hey, what's a loving family guy supposed to do, for crying out loud?!? Why, put out a hit, of course.
The assault never happened. Prosecutors, who recovered the note in a search of Galante's home, said they stopped the assault by parking a police car in front of the associate's house.