House the Homeless

From Holden:

Even if the homeless person happens to be the Dukester.

The federal government said for the first time in court Thursday that it is seeking to seize a California congressman’s home because prosecutors believe it was purchased with ill-gotten gains.

The charge, disclosed in an amendment to a complaint that was previously filed secretly, said Rep. Randy ”Duke” Cunningham, R-Calif., sold his previous home at an inflated price to a defense contractor whose company was seeking federal contracts. Cunningham then used the money from that sale to buy his current home for $2.55 million, according to the complaint.

”Cunningham demanded and received this money in return for being influenced in the performance of his official acts as a public official,” according to the complaint, filed in federal court in San Diego.