December 15th, 2009
07:19 PM ET
9 months ago

Aide to late Sen. Kennedy indicted for allegedly taking excess pay

Washington (CNN) - A former office manager for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy was indicted Tuesday for allegedly pocketing more than $75,000 in excess pay. A federal grand jury indicted Ngozi Pole, 39, of Waldorf, Maryland, for submitting paperwork that prompted the Senate to pay him more than he was supposed to receive.

A six-count indictment says Pole transmitted information to the Senate Disbursing Office that caused overpayments to him from 2003 to 2007.

Each of five counts of wire fraud lodged against Pole carry up to 20 years in prison. The count of theft of government property carries a maximum sentence of 10 years.


Filed under: Ted Kennedy
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. I'm Glad The Senator Can't See This

    I'm glad Senator Kennedy is no longer with us so he doesn't have to witness this. This guy should be ashamed of himself, and I hope they throw the book at him.

    December 15, 2009 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  2. He's A Small Greedy Mouse

    So there was a mouse in the Lion of the Senate's den.

    December 15, 2009 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  3. m smith

    Gosh he worked for a democrat so it must be the presidents fault. Like the guy who commented that Obama made him loose his job. How long before the repos jump on this and want a full investigation . Can not believe the nut jobs comming out of the wood work to protest today in DC. Rightwing southern wingnuts.

    December 15, 2009 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  4. Albo58

    Stealing from another thief is a crime?

    December 15, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  5. Jacob

    I knew this guy, and he was a jerk. Jerk's don't deserve to go to prison, but if the allegations are true, then he sure deserves it.

    December 15, 2009 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  6. GI Joe

    Throw the book at him. Put him in that Prison in Illinois, and send Bush and Cheney there also.

    Maybe Cheney can waterboard all of them and get the truth. (Maybe Cheney can get waterboarded – turn about being fair play).

    December 15, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  7. German,Irish American

    A Democrat stealing taxpayer money. This is a shock and news?

    December 15, 2009 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  8. chris l

    Just another typical Lib, corrupt to the core.

    December 15, 2009 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  9. Stop it! (cnn AGAIN CENSORING) - as always and always and always!

    New poll shows Michelle Obama's stock is on the rise . . .

    Yup! Teeny-tiny cleavage in EVERY photo - and nothing more! What a nutcase she is!

    December 15, 2009 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  10. wlou437

    I suppose he thought that since it was " government" money, it was alright to have some extra pay. Such behaviour seemed to match what he saw in Congress.

    December 15, 2009 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  11. Texas Longhorn talks Truth

    Nothing suprises me about the Kennedys are any of their helpers. After all this is one more corrupt family that the American people call their royalty. It doesn't take much to pacify a bunch of morons.

    December 15, 2009 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  12. Fan of Common Sense

    He learned well from the ol' master. :-)

    December 15, 2009 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  13. phoenix86

    What, corruption in the Kennedy camp? Say it ain't so....

    December 15, 2009 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  14. unemployed by Obama

    its a Democrate, so he wont do any time. If you dont believe me look who runs the country, a bunch of tax cheats, a bunch of wanna be dictators in Congress and a lier in the white house, so we know he wont do time.

    December 15, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  15. Ah, those Kennedys and their friends..........

    you voted for Ted and now his buddies are stealing your tax dollars.....love it.

    December 15, 2009 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  16. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    Subject him to the full force of the legal system (OH, I'm a DEMOCRAT).

    December 15, 2009 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  17. FLAGSHIP, NC

    I hope that Pole enjoyed all that money over the last 5 years.
    I also hope that he gets nailed to the wall so that he can serve as an example to all others. I think 20 years in prison sounds about right.

    December 15, 2009 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  18. Preston kathy

    Pkm i hope he is another losser

    December 16, 2009 01:08 am at 1:08 am |