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June 19, 2007

Giuliani's SC chair indicted on crack cocaine conspiracy charges

Just when it seemed things couldn't get any worse for Rudy Giuliani, hizzoner's South Carolina campaign chair got indicted for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine:

State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel has been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, federal and state authorities announced at a news conference at SLED headquarters this afternoon.

The Charleston Republican raised millions of dollars to unseat long-term Democratic incumbent Grady Patterson in November.

Ravenel, 44, is a millionaire real estate developer and the son of Arthur Ravenel Jr., a powerful South Carolina politician who served in the General Assembly and the U.S. House.

As treasurer, Ravenel is responsible for handling the state’s finances and investments. He also holds a seat on the powerful State Budget and Control Board, which controls much of the state bureaucracy. His salary is $92,007. [The Herald]

The Supreme Court recently decided to reexamine the glaring sentencing discrepancies for crack vs. powder cocaine crimes, over the objections of the Bush administration.

Most people forget that Giuliani made his bones as a zealous drug warrior. I wonder if he supports the POTUS on this one.


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I'm sure there's a perfectly rational explanation for Mr. Ravenel to have half a key of blow in his possession. Maybe he planned on paying a couple hundred crack whores to service the next big Giuliani shindig. Sounds like a legitimate entertainment expense.

That's not good.

b-but we need Rudy as prez to protect us from the big bad terrorists!

And just after he'd finally gotten the balls up to hand String over to Omar and Brother Mouzone! Marlo and Prop Joe are gonna have a field day.

Does Giuliani know *anyone* who's not a criminal?

You won't hear about this on the Hugh Hewitt show, or from any other right wing media tentacle.

You won't hear about this on the Hugh Hewitt show, or from any other right wing media tentacle.

Aeroman, GREAT reference to "The Wire"!! New season coming soon!

wonder if he's an altar boy?

This is certainly timely. Rudy Rudy Rudy. Go away.

Poor guy. With that kind of salary, how can he possibly make ends meet without dealing drugs?

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