Suisun woman gets federal prison time...

Suisun woman gets federal prison time for ID theft, conspiracy

There are 16 comments on the The Daily Republic story from Tuesday Jul 10, titled Suisun woman gets federal prison time for ID theft, conspiracy. In it, The Daily Republic reports that:

A Suisun City woman who bilked the federal government out of more than $37,000 by conspiring to file false tax returns in 2013 was sentenced Monday in federal court in Sacramento to two years and three months in federal prison. Michelle L. Travis, 53, pleaded guilty in a May 2017 plea deal with prosecutors to felony charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

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District 2 Countdown

Vallejo, CA

#1 Tuesday Jul 10
Did the Feds get Donnie Burton for falsifying his tax returns also? Or did he report all his bribe money on his taxes? How about on his State tax return?

If you get caught and have to make restitution is that tax deductible? Just curious.
fedup2

El Cerrito, CA

#2 Tuesday Jul 10
District 2 Countdown wrote:
Did the Feds get Donnie Burton for falsifying his tax returns also? Or did he report all his bribe money on his taxes? How about on his State tax return?

If you get caught and have to make restitution is that tax deductible? Just curious.
How about donnas new $65000 truck and $80000 boat! Was that purchased on his base salary????? I dont think so! The COV doesnt want any more egg in their face so they really didnt tell us citizens the whole truth from the taxpayer paid $35000 audit!!!!!!!!!! Donna will be out soon and im pretty sure he will get his pension from cal pers! He probably worked a deal with dan keen before he pleaded guilty to save his pension! FN CROOK!!!!!!!
COV worker

Fairfield, CA

#3 Tuesday Jul 10
fedup2 wrote:
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How about donnas new $65000 truck and $80000 boat! Was that purchased on his base salary????? I dont think so! The COV doesnt want any more egg in their face so they really didnt tell us citizens the whole truth from the taxpayer paid $35000 audit!!!!!!!!!! Donna will be out soon and im pretty sure he will get his pension from cal pers! He probably worked a deal with dan keen before he pleaded guilty to save his pension! FN CROOK!!!!!!!
GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU START RUNNING YOUR MOUTH. COV WORKER.! THE ARTICLE IS ABOUT A SUISUN WOMAN AND HER NAME ISNT DONNA! NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH YOUR TIME? WHY DONT YOU GET OFF YOUR FAT A__ S
tinkle down econtrumpz

Windsor, CA

#4 Wednesday Jul 11
Sheeple have been directed to heel & sit, leash trained, slapped dumb and jes love to obey they massuh in hating civil servants. The idea of dumping all civil services and replacing them with pay-for-play contracted social security, for profit prison work forces, no-care pay now for no care later private medicare, private cops, coupon fire fighters, obedience school pay education systems, alll make the bosses happy to slaver over profffffitz! No cost lost on providing no services with no dissent and no unions....the boss class got it all.....the rest of us can look up at the high table and scrabble for crumbs and drips of what we pray is wine tinckling down on us..NO TAXES ON DONORS PRISON FOR DISSENTERS.
drain it

Vallejo, CA

#5 Wednesday Jul 11
COV worker wrote:
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GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU START RUNNING YOUR MOUTH. COV WORKER.! THE ARTICLE IS ABOUT A SUISUN WOMAN AND HER NAME ISNT DONNA! NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH YOUR TIME? WHY DONT YOU GET OFF YOUR FAT A__ S
The point is the COV did the minimum it could. Burton was only prosecuted for the crime the FBI was involved in. No prosecution for tax evasion. He got a plea deal for what? Did he provide other names? Evidence of other crimes? Why did he deserve a plea deal?

Burton learned that behavior at City Hall, and the odds of him being caught on his first attempt with the one and only vendor he solicited bribes from are 1 in a billion. Why did he get special treatment? Surely long time employees know who was soliciting bribes all these years. Burton still has his boat and truck!?!? What a joke.
Bridge4Sale

Vallejo, CA

#6 Wednesday Jul 11
drain it wrote:
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The point is the COV did the minimum it could. Burton was only prosecuted for the crime the FBI was involved in. No prosecution for tax evasion. He got a plea deal for what? Did he provide other names? Evidence of other crimes? Why did he deserve a plea deal?

Burton learned that behavior at City Hall, and the odds of him being caught on his first attempt with the one and only vendor he solicited bribes from are 1 in a billion. Why did he get special treatment? Surely long time employees know who was soliciting bribes all these years. Burton still has his boat and truck!?!? What a joke.
Donnie almost doubled his salary with raises and promotions under Kleinschmidt and Keen and THEN he puts it all at risk demanding kickbacks?

Kleinschmidt retires in December and a few months later the FBI is audiotaping Donnie's truck and Keen simultaneously announces his retirement with 2 years left on his contract.

Then when the FBI sting news goes public Keen announces he himself will lead a $35,000 investigation of just Donnie Burton's contracts to ensure everything is on the up and up at City Hall.

Then the report is published and Donnie is sentenced to only 1 year of time after Keen leaves town.

What about that sounds fishy?
Calling D Rather

Manteca, CA

#7 Wednesday Jul 11
Vallejo police contacted the FBI on Wednesday the March 29 that a contractor informed them of a kickback scheme from City Hall.

Five days later, Monday April 3, Keen confirmed his retirement "after rumors swirled in the community over the weekend about his departure".
Calling D Rather

Manteca, CA

#8 Wednesday Jul 11
Keen officially retires Saturday November 11.

Burton sentenced to one year out of 10 possible on Tuesday November 14.
Calling D Rather

Manteca, CA

#9 Wednesday Jul 11
June 2017 Keen announces independent auditor to be hired.

October 2017 auditor to finish by months end.

Keen retires.

February 2018 TimesHerald obtains copy of report.
I Got Your Trust

Benicia, CA

#10 Wednesday Jul 11
I believe Dan Keen put on a whole new attitude after Mother Gomes asked him "can we trust you, now?" Later she tried to kiss hisass by saying he was "the best City Manager we ever had". What a time, the Gomer years!! Bankruptcy! Hooray!!
Calling D Rather

Oakland, CA

#11 Wednesday Jul 11
Keen always worked for the VIB Council that hired him. Nobody bothered to look behind the curtain on how city finances were managed as long as Keen kept labor on track for impasse.
I Got Your Trust

Benicia, CA

#12 Wednesday Jul 11
Massive dysfunction was uncovered after he bailed, making Gomers the biggest fools on Earth!!
anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#13 Wednesday Jul 11
I Got Your Trust wrote:
Massive dysfunction was uncovered after he bailed, making Gomers the biggest fools on Earth!!
Keen hid dysfunction rather than address it. Case in point, Planning Department.
jerry

Benicia, CA

#14 Wednesday Jul 11
I Got Your Trust wrote:
I believe Dan Keen put on a whole new attitude after Mother Gomes asked him "can we trust you, now?" Later she tried to kiss hisass by saying he was "the best City Manager we ever had". What a time, the Gomer years!! Bankruptcy! Hooray!!
gomes and her crowd were so crazed by the foolish bankruptcy scheme that they partied into the night. later, the city manager they thought they had in their pocket gave the police a six percent raise.
the roof theroof

Oakland, CA

#15 Wednesday Jul 11
anonymous wrote:
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Keen hid dysfunction rather than address it. Case in point, Planning Department.
Fire Chief
The Other Sam

Vallejo, CA

#16 Wednesday Jul 11
After 5 years and a huge increase in salary expense, all Keen had to show for his hiring was interim hires, vacancies and half a dozen old friends with greatly improved pensions.

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