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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Tell it to the Marines

I love the quote from a Timothy Scott Simpson in the following Tampa Tribune article.

TAMPA - Timothy Scott Simpson figured out a way to defeat cable television scramblers and made more than $1 million selling his idea over the Internet.

He used some of the money he made to buy a 2002 Porsche convertible and an $800,000, 2,400-square-foot house with a pool near the water in Villa Park Estate in St. Petersburg.

The problem is, what Simpson did is illegal.

Simpson, 44, of St. Petersburg, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to mail fraud, a charge that carries a penalty of up to five years in federal prison.

"I never knew it was criminally illegal," Simpson told U.S. Magistrate Thomas Wilson during the court hearing. "I really didn't."
Did the judge laugh his butt off at this point? I would have. Unfortunately we'll never know.

"You knew it would put people in the position of obtaining something they weren't paying for," the judge responded.

"Absolutely," Simpson said.
Timothy Scott Simpson may have a future as a comedian. That's after he first gets out of prison.

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