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Sometimes little indiscretions carry big consequences. You help yourself to your housekeeper. You help a friend whose kid is a murderer...It's politics.

Sometimes little indiscretions carry big consequences. You help yourself to your housekeeper. You help a friend whose kid is a murderer…Hey, it’s politics.

Murder Sentence Reduction for Schwarzenegger Friend–Entertainment? What about the victim? Show them what you do with me

Richard Krupp, PhD
May 28, 2015

A few hours before leaving office as governor of California, Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger helped out his friend Fabian Nunez, former Speaker of the Assembly.

Nunez’s son had been convicted of murder and sentenced to 16 years in prison. Arnold helped out his friend Fabian by reducing the son’s sentence to seven years. What a generous favor! Is this how Hollywood works in Sacramento? Or is this entertainment?

The murderer (younger Mr. Nunez) is close to release now and the victim’s family is trying to have the former governor’s action overturned. (more…)

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Budget

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Krupp Files

Sometimes little indiscretions carry big consequences. You help yourself to your housekeeper. You help a friend whose kid is a murderer...It's politics. You Help a Friend

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GADFLY Open

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Unions

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Gold Star Parolee

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