Longtime readers know this blog got its start by following the exploits of Republican congressional hopeful Tan Nguyen who challenged Rep. Loretta Sanchez in 2006.Â Nguyen made veiled “warnings” to our founding publisher Mike Lawson over blog posts Mike wrote then.Â Mike was on to something on this guy.
Nguyen’s campaign issued a letter, written in Spanish, essentially claiming immigrants couldn’t vote (note: Tan is another one who cannot indistinguish between legal and illegal immigration), and that letter led to federal charges.Â The OC Register’s Total Buzz has the scoop[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7cazQNF4eo[/youtube]on Tan’s trial and verdict.Â He’s guilty of lying to the feds and will appeal.
From the story:
Former congressional candidate Tan Nguyen was today found guilty of lying to investigators in a case stemming from 14,000 warning letters his campaign sent to Latinos in his failed 2006 challenge of Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Santa Ana.
The jury was hung 9-3 on a second felony count, which alleged that he tried to get a campaign aide to take the blame for the controversial letter. This is the second trial on the federal charges, as a previous jury was hung on both counts in August.
The maximum Nguyen could receive when sentenced Feb. 14 is 20 years in federal prison. His lawyer, Dean Steward, called the odds that theyâ€™ll appeal â€œvery, very high.â€