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I Call This “Smartass with Congressional Pin”

Is it me, or does this photo say to you that the person in the mug shot feels above the law? That being indicted is a big joke and that he and all his buddies are gonna beat this rap?

Some days, as a prosecutor or a police officer, the knowledge that you will soon wipe the shit eating grin off the face of the jackass that you have just charged with a crime makes the whole thing all the more worthwhile.

Smile while you can, Bugman. The Abramoff investigation is just picking up steam…and that’s not even the charges for which this picture was taken. This photo was taken for a series of other felonies. Hey moron — you have been charged with a number of crimes, not invited to a kegger.

Smile while you can.

(Hat tip to The Smoking Gun for posting the pix.)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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