Mitt Romney Alleged to Have Committed Perjury in Staples CEO’s Divorce Trial – Mitt Was Also Accused of Perjury in 2002

Tom Stemberg and ex-wife Maureen Sullivan
Tom Stemberg and ex-wife Maureen Sullivan

Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred has a pretty good track record when it comes to lobbing political bombshells. In 2010, she permanently hobbled the gubernatorial campaign of Mitt Romney’s friend Meg Whitman with the revelation that Whitman had employed an undocumented worker for years and then tried to cover it up.

More recently, Allred was instrumental in bringing then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s extramarital affair with his housekeeper to light, providing proof, finally, that Schwarzenegger was a scumbag philanderer — a fact that had been common knowledge in Hollywood for decades for the action star ran for governor.

Now Allred is investigating testimony provided by Romney during divorce proceedings for Staples CEO Tom Stemberg and his then-wife Maureen Sullivan. In the testimony, Romney is alleged to have helped Stemberg conceal the true worth of Staples Inc. from the court.

Allred and Sullivan were in court in Massachusetts today but the hearing has been postponed until tomorrow.

During the current campaign, Mitt Romney has proved that he is a smooth and practiced prevaricator who even seems to enjoy lying so much so that he lies when it is not necessary.

So it should not be a surprise that this is not the first time Mitt Romney has been accused of perjury. In 2002, he was accused of lying under oath during sworn testimony during a hearing to determine if he had violated Massachusetts law regarding residency requirements to run for governor. Romney appeared to have lied about when he left Bain Capital to work on the Olympics. In his federal disclosure forms which are signed under penalty of perjury — a felony — Romney claimed he resigned completely from Bain in 1999. But in order to meet the residency requirements to run for governor he claimed he continued working for Bain in Boston while simultaneously working on the Olympics in Utah.

Republicans will undoubtedly attempt to wave these issues away, but Democrats, independents and everyone who is fair-minded should remember that it was Republicans who insisted that perjury — even during testimony given in the discovery phase of a civil lawsuit — is a “high crime or misdemeanor” that is worthy of impeachment.


  • Paula
    October 24, 2012 - 9:59 am | Permalink

    Please proceed……

  • October 24, 2012 - 10:16 am | Permalink

    I think by now we have settled on the fact that Romney is a liar and does it without conscience, hope this lady socks it to him!

  • October 24, 2012 - 12:36 pm | Permalink

    how does this racist, sexist, liar still stand a chance? i dont believe he really does, but its a shame he’s all the republican party can offer…all i can say

  • Boyd
    October 24, 2012 - 12:56 pm | Permalink

    It should be obvious to any intelligent person that Mr. Romney simply says whatever he wants, in order to suit what he perceives the circumstances to be. Please are creatures of habit, and this habit is unbecoming in general, and should be disqualifying for a presidential candidate.

    Additonally , Romney has followed a pattern of repeated behavior in his business affairs. Gain control of a company, slash its employees, load it up with debt, pay a dividend to Bain and co investors, out source jobs to Asia, generally China, and bankrupt the US company. He has done it over and over again, because it works. He is not the business genius he appears to be but simply knows how to work the system using other peoples money.

  • Sandy
    October 24, 2012 - 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Bain’s stock in trade during Romney’s years at the helm was looting pension funds. They did it at GST Steel, they did it at Dade Behring, they did it to American Pad and Paper, the list just goes on and on.
    Romney is pissed about the GM bailout. That’s because he never got a chance to loot that company!

  • Paula
    October 24, 2012 - 3:46 pm | Permalink

    google Greg Palast article on Romney and GM,,,,Willard made tons of $$$$ thru extortion…the man is a crook and is beginning to look like Nixon.

  • purpleheart1
    October 24, 2012 - 4:24 pm | Permalink

    A border guard is killed because of Obamas policy of sending weapons into Mexico and all they do is cover up. 4 people are dead in Libya and all Obama does is deceive and cover it up, amd you guys make a big to do about this???
    Talk about the blind leading the blind????
    Hypocrisy at its worst!!! COMMON!!!!!

    • Madison
      October 25, 2012 - 2:12 am | Permalink

      Yeah, purpleheart1, Fast & Furious was a George Bush plan. And speaking of your Dear Leader, Bush allowed 3,000 Americans to be killed on 9/11, and then lied and said Saddam Hussein was behind it, took the country to war — a trillion-dollar war he charged on your grandkids’ communist Chinese credit card. What happened to Bush? Nothing. The only punishment he got was leaving office as the most unpopular president in the history of polling. He ought to be doing time at Butner right beside Bernie Madoff.

  • Paula
    October 24, 2012 - 4:39 pm | Permalink

    Hey purple heart. That thug Darrell Issa must be your hero

  • leah
    October 24, 2012 - 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Four Americans got killed, and today we finally saw proof that Obama and his top people knew about this attack in real time–that means as it was happening, he knew, yethe had his top people lie and he lied by saying it was about a film. You people need to open your eyes and ears. Four Americans died, do you not think their life is worth something. Have you no loyalty. Our freedom here is due to them . Obama is the worst liar, along withhis cabinet. $

  • Raven
    October 24, 2012 - 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Sandy, Romney may not have looted GM but he was invested in a company that looted Delphi. They closed 8 out of the 12 plants and shipped the jobs to China. That’s why Obama made the comment that if Romney had his way we’d be buying cars from China.

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  • Esther
    October 25, 2012 - 4:01 am | Permalink

    The hypocrisy of the Obama people is laughable. I really do not have to give an example. They know the many.

    • October 25, 2012 - 4:33 am | Permalink

      Really, Esther? When has Obama been accused of lying under oath? Please supply dates and links to reputable sources, meaning not Fox, Limbaugh and your other propagandists.

  • Shorebreak
    October 25, 2012 - 5:13 am | Permalink

    Many of these wackjobs are adherents of Christion Dominionism, seeking to turn this country into a strict Christian theocracy. Their literal biblical interpetation probably plays a part in their political process.
    “If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.”
    (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT).

  • Paula
    October 25, 2012 - 6:57 am | Permalink

    Judge okays release of the divorce docs this morning

  • Danny
    October 30, 2012 - 1:35 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think it’s hypocrisy on the Obama folks at all. The point is, if Romney will lie without reason, and about trivial matters, then what much more substantial things will he be capable of lying about?

    In any case, these are only allegations until proven.

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