Rep. Rohrabacher Accused of Profiting from $5 Million Swindle – OC Church Members Were Defrauded

Gnarly: Orange County Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has been accused by the Los Angles Times of taking money from Southern California movie producer Joseph Medawar, in exchange for entré in the Capitol.

You’re right, Congressman. Only outside meddling by federal investigators could have prodded the corrupt Republicans who run the Congress into investigating one of their own.

Medawar portrayed himself as one of a rare breed: a producer of conservative Christian-oriented films. He made a lot of noise in this small, eternally under-performing Hollywood subsector when he announced plans to launch a rightwing film and TV unit called Steeple Productions.

One of Steeple’s first acquisitions was a $23,000 option on a screenplay written by Rohrabacher 30 years ago. Soon after signing with Medawar, the Orange County congressman introduced the producer to Washington bigwigs who might be helpful with another Steeple project in development – a television series about the Dept. of Homeland Security.

Unfortunately, Steeple Productions was a sham. A federal investigation found that Medawar defrauded Steeple’s investors – most of whom were members of Orange County churches – out $5.5 million in stock. He faces a 23-count indictment and life in prison.

You gotta love this quote from Dana:

“Frankly, had Medawar not had this meltdown and not been able to fulfill his obligations on his Homeland Security project, there would have been no question about this at all,” Rohrabacher said.

You’re right, Congressman. Only outside meddling by federal investigators could have prodded the corrupt Republicans who run the Congress into investigating one of their own.

One comment

  • Ron Lowenberg
    July 28, 2006 - 8:50 pm | Permalink

    92649 Ca. near ICBM Bases

    H B police are accused Dana Rohrabacher sold as an Anti’-christ Hezbollah sympathist funded and sponsored by terrorist interests and uses a surfer cover jacket to defraud the Peditry.

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