“It’s part of the deal when you get elected” – Tim Donnelly.
Tim Donnelly – you just got elected to the California State Assembly! You just won a NEW CAR!
Is Tim Donnelly a fiscal conservative? Not when it comes to his own finances. Be it borrowing money from people and not paying them back, losing land in a foreclosure, running a business in to the ground, running a scam ballot initiative or simply sticking his had out for all the perks of office – that’s Tim Donnelly.
$120K in per-diem and a $32K taxpayer funded vehicle?
For most grifters, being in office is the best job they ever had in their life – if they win election. Tim Donnelly is no different. If you have any tips about Tim Donnelly, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can remain anonymous.
As a convicted felon, Donnelly couldn’t own a gun, so he bought one illegally, tried to take it on a plane, and then lied about it.
In February 2012, Donnelly was arrested at the Ontario Airport for attempting to carry a loaded .45-caliber Colt Mark IV pistol on to an airplane. Not only was this illegal, but he didn’t even have a permit to carry a concealed weapon. In fact, the gun was not even his own. Donnelly plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges and then used his political position to get a sweetheart deal of three years of probation and a ban on using, possessing, or owning any firearms.
Donnelly then violated the terms of his probation. Once again, his political connections prevented him from going to prison.
In 2016, Donnelly’s wife called 911 to report Donnelly had abandoned his family and stolen from her, and she disclosed a secret behind his often-denied felony.
On June 19, 2016, Donnelly’s wife Rowena called the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department from the Donnelly home in Twin Peaks. She reported that Donnelly had abandoned his family and stolen her guns. She informed police that he was a convicted felon who was barred from owning firearms:
Read the full report for this June 19, 2016 incident. This report includes references to the 2003 DUI arrest and other emergency calls to the Donnelly residence:
(Download the report here.)
Throughout his life, Donnelly has shown a reckless disregard for the law. Whether it was violently breaking into people’s homes as a young man or mixing guns and alcohol as an adult, Donnelly has shown that he is a danger to his family, to society, and even to himself. Do we really want a repeat criminal who steals from his own family representing us in Congress?
Tim Donnelly was named Right on Daily’s Grifter of the Decade 2010-2019 for stuff like this. To be continued…
Endnote: CA-08 = California’s 8th Congressional District, this is the seat of retiring Republican Paul Cook.
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