Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Giuliani's S.C. chief faces cocaine charge


COLUMBIA, S.C., June 20 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani's South Carolina state chairman, Thomas Ravenel, was charged with trafficking cocaine.

Ravenel, 44, is also the South Carolina state treasurer, and Gov. Mark Sanford immediately suspended him after Tuesday's federal grand jury indictment, the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald Journal reported Wednesday.

Ravenel, a millionaire in real estate, and a second man were indicted on a charge of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine.

Giuliani political director Mark Campbell said in a statement in the campaign Web site Ravenel had "stepped down from his volunteer responsibilities with the campaign."

Arraignment for Ravenel is set for July 9. If convicted, he could be sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined $1 million, reports said.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

..but you can’t hide.

If Ravenel is convicted of distribution of cocaine, he can serve as much as 20 years in prison. I would say that it is more likely that he will cut a “plea deal” to serve a short amount of time behind bars along with probation.

If Ravenel cuts a “plea deal”, in other words, “pleads guilty” then the Feds should insist that he roll over on a “Bigger Fish” If he does not roll over, then he should do some serious jail time with the rest of the “Cocaine Distributors”.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous yosemite sam said...

Are you implying Rudy is a "things go better with..." type?

(Which would absolutely explain his erratic career curve...)

1:37 PM  

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