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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Mayor Carl Hutcherson: Consents to Wiretap

In the News and Advance today, they report had the FBI had used a wiretap, with at least one conversation between the Mayor Carl Hutcherson and Jerry Falwell Jr.

What was revealed by the News and Advance, on the face seems of possible help to the prosecution, or the defence. It all depends on how this all fits in with the other evidence.

There is something very telling in the transcript, and you may have to read it a few times to realize what is exactly going on. And while it did impress me a certain way, I would rather you make your own judgements.

I will point you in this direction, to give you a hint of what I am thinking. The call was made by Mayor Carl Hutcherson, in the presence of an FBI agent. The call was recorded with the Mayor's knowledge. In the transcript you will see one statement by Carl Hutcherson restated several times and appears to be the thrust of Carl Hutchersons conversation.

“I had a had an agent from the FBI come by." (Hutcherson)

Okay. (Falwell)

"To ask me about the monies that we received earlier." (Hutcherson)

"Okay." (Falwell)

"And indicated that did not, that they knew it was a direct loan, and uh, to me." (Hutcherson)

The questions would be why did Carl Hutcherson consent to making a tapped call to Jerry Falwell Jr? And why did he continue to restate that the FBI knew it was a loan really to him?

Draw your own conclusions.

To read all our posts on Carl Hutcherson go here.


At 10:35 AM, Blogger corndog said...

Trying to 'sting' Jerry Jr.?

At 12:38 PM, Blogger B O B said...

That is a very good question corndog. And if so, what would have prompted Carl Hutcherson to make such a call?

At 4:21 PM, Blogger corndog said...

I would imagine some sort of concession on other charges, as in those involving social security.

For me, that conversation didn't implicate the Falwells in any illegality. We'll have to wait and see.

At 4:31 PM, Blogger B O B said...

I agree, why else would he make the call, and I think you are right about the social security fraud. Of all the news reports and the public documents, that is one area of the case that is being held under the vest.

It seems that the phone tap was set up with the purpose of trying to implicate the Falwells, but I agree that effort failed, at least from this bit of evidence, and the fact that there are no charges against them. The Falwells appear clean.

At 7:47 AM, Blogger wolfbane240 said...

If anyone who reads this post knows how the mafia "appear clean" in thier dealings then they will understand the inplications of this phone call. Trust me, Falwell has never been squeaky clean. look at his past record if you don't believe me. Never underestimate the corruptablility of money.

At 5:50 PM, Blogger B O B said...

Thanks for your comment. I am sure we are going to learn more when the trial progresses. And you are right things are not always how they appear. Perhaps that is why I used the word appear, but perhaps not. The actions of the FBI does not point to illegal involvement of the Falwells, but it certainly indicates where their investigation was going.


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