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You may have read recently that former City Manager and State Senator Joe Tully, having been convicted of his second felony related to corruption, was sentenced. The terms of his sentence have been a matter of contentious discussion amongst those that note such things. The Blog of Record did make the sentence central to its story.
If we are concerned about justice, I suggest we move on from Tully and take note of this snippet:
… Tully and the co-conspirator pocketed the money, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney William Welch.
The co-conspirator has never been charged, although Welch said the investigation is continuing.
The Assistant U.S. Attorney is clear, there is a co-conspirator with half of the loot burning a hole in his/her pocket. I find that troubling. You?
Welch stated about Tully, “He took advantage of the public’s cynicism of public officials,”
Among us are sinners and saints. The moral melting pot that is Lowell drives us to accomplish and we should be proud of what we have accomplished. Though, it might be wise to take some shame in facets of how we have accomplished what we have.
What is past is past. It matters more, how we move forward.
Thus, as we endeavor to commit to the enterprise of lifting Lowell up, be consciencous of whose ring you would choose to kiss. You may not know where it has been.
Update (12/5/11): The Blog of Record points a fickle finger:
The clandestine co-conspirator is widely believed to be downtown Lowell property owner Thomas Byrne.
Tommy’s name was out there before. Ho-hum, Chris Scott.
Note: This blog is not here for you to accuse. I reserve the right to censor/delete anything that attacks a reputation. Besides, if you know something important, you should not be blogging here. I’m sure Assistant U.S. Attorney William Welch’s number is in the book.
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