Thursday, February 15, 2007

FBI Investigating Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons

Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, a Republican, is being investigated by the FBI  for not reporting gifts or payments that he got from a software company which in turn got some military contracts when Gibbons was in congress.

The FBI confirmed the probe on Thursday. they are looking into what kind of a role Gibbons may have had in the contracts being awarded to eTreppid Technologies LLC. which has an interesting website.

   I went to check the company out and all you get is the first page and nothing else. you get a phone number to call if you want more info.

   Anyway, gibbons has of course denied any wrongdoing and as of yet the FBI hasn't filed any charges. Gibbons and the company in question's owner are known to be close so my money is on ' guilty.'

   More follows below

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The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that new evidence had emerged in a lawsuit in Reno, including e-mails to Trepp discussing a payment or gifts to then-Rep. Gibbons. The e-mails also show Gibbons using his congressional office to help the company seek classified military and civilian contracts, the newspaper said.

''Please don't forget to bring the money you promised Jim and Dawn,'' Trepp's wife, Jale Trepp, said in a March 22, 2005, e-mail days before Trepp and his wife embarked on the Caribbean cruise with Jim Gibbons and his wife, Dawn, a former Nevada state assemblywoman.

According to the Journal, Trepp responded minutes later saying: ''Don't you ever send this kind of message to me! Erase this message from your computer right now!''