ALABAMA: Financial Scandal Deepens For Roy Moore

The Washington Post reports:

The Alabama charity once led by Senate candidate Roy Moore did not report to the Internal Revenue Service that in 2011 it guaranteed him $498,000 in back pay, according to an income report provided to The Washington Post by the charity itself.

Five tax law and accounting specialists said it appears the guaranteed payment should have been reported as compensation, a disclosure that would have triggered a federal tax bill of more than $100,000. Moore and his campaign have not responded to questions about whether he paid the taxes, or to requests that he release his income tax returns.

In a statement issued to Alabama reporters last week, Moore’s campaign chairman, Bill Armistead, denounced The Post’s reporting and said the story on Moore’s compensation it published last week was distorted. He cited no specifics.

“The story was full of all of the same distortions and innuendos that characterized past political attacks on Judge Moore,” the statement said. “Voters in Alabama can see through the sleazy tactics of the Washington Post who are trying to discredit Judge Moore.”

The most recent Fox News poll shows Moore in a dead heat with Democrat Doug Jones.

  • Rocco

    Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

  • clay

    “The story was full of all of the same distortions and innuendos that characterized past political attacks on Judge Moore,”

    Repeated experiments at different times in slightly different conditions showing the same results are generally considered to be proof of the hypothesis.

    • David L. Caster

      Strongly indicating Moore is a crook.

      • FAEN

        We already knew that didn’t we?

        • Lizard

          Not really. I just thought he was a fanatical nutcase who dreams of dismantling the government to install his own personal brand of dominionist Christian theocracy and impose his racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic “values” on us.

          • FAEN

            I guess I was being judgy but I always thought he was a crook.

          • Lizard

            Understandable based on precedent. How many of these fire-and-brimstone assholes have been caught cheating on their taxes (or their wives) before?

          • FAEN

            I know right? I’m waiting for the Cruz shoe to drop at some point.

          • bambinoitaliano

            Calling him a crook is stating the fact. Nothing judgy about it. If the justice system is fair, Roy Moore would be competing with his son in the marathon of arrest.

          • Librarykid

            Most people running that heavy a religious smoke screen are hiding something behind all of that religion.

          • FAEN

            Yep! Couldn’t agree more.

          • RoFaWh

            Not something; I suspect somethings and a lot of them.

        • David L. Caster

          Now there is strong evidence to confirm that belief. We certainly knew he was a Christianist.

          • FAEN

            Am I incorrect or is he a Dominionist?

          • David L. Caster

            That classification as often misapplied is so general it fits a lot of Christianist dogmatists. Dominionists do have a specific set of political goals that may or may not have been espoused by Moore himself. As to whether or not he has specific ties or allegiance to Dominanist groups or individuals I do not know. His behavior and politics suggest he might be but I have not examined his writings or speeches to make that determination.

      • Goodboy

        Why does anyone need a half million from a charity? This sounds like a gimmick straight out of the playbook from Dear Leader Dump.

        At any rate, this greedy fuck needs to finally go to prison. Let him serve from there.

        • Librarykid

          Let him be chained to his 10 commandments monument in the prison yard. He was so theatrically attached to it that he defied a court order to remove it, let him be physically attached to it.

        • kirby7771

          No matter what happens, it looks like the IRS is gonna be going after this one. Whoever nails this guy’s sorry ass is going to get a very big promotion. And I say that with no small amount of glee!!!

        • jerry

          It’s the same grifting that all the right-wing ministers and political hacks use. Create a “charity” or “political action committee”, raise huge amounts of money, and somehow almost all the funds end up paying huge salaries to the officers of the organization.

        • greenmanTN

          When it’s not a charity, it’s a teat.

    • Sporkfighter

      I’d like to hear from the judge what these distortions are, and what the undistorted truth is. Put up or shut up.

  • bkmn

    Will the drip, drip, drip of corruption finally resonate with Alabamans? I sure hope so.

    • BearEyes

      I wouldn’t hold my breath.

    • Smokey

      Scamming the system is a badge of honor to some deplorables rather than a brand of shame.

      • RoFaWh

        Thus Trump referring to not paying taxes as “smart”.

    • Lizard

      He’s been chucked off the bench of their Supreme Court twice for his shit. I doubt this will make much of a difference.

      • clay

        Well, not for THIS shit, but some other shit.

        • Lizard

          Yeah…and I guess while he was breaking the law then, it was to protect his idea of Christian theocracy, which played well with his base of fellow Christian theocrats. As for this…render unto Caesar, and all that.

          But I still don’t expect it to matter.

    • Dan

      No.

  • Richard B

    hahahahahahaha…
    Wouldn’t you know it, Moore is a tax cheat…

    • Lizard

      I’m sure God told him not to disclose his earnings to the IRS. *eyeroll*

  • Lizard

    As everything changes, everything stays exactly the same.

    He’ll be elected. Those 11% of “unsure” will march to the polling place on election day and vote for the guy with the (R) next to his name no matter what that name is, and then Moore will be among, if not ideological equals, financial ones, because congressional Republicans are corrupt to the core.

    I need another cup of coffee.

  • Smokey

    “The story was full of all of the same issues that characterize Judge Moore.” Fixed it.

  • joe ho

    But will the Alabama Democrats get their butts off the couch? It’s not a sexy presidential election. So not likely.

    • Lizard

      Even if they did, they’re badly outnumbered. I don’t have much hope for Mr. Jones.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      They won’t get off their couch for the Presidential election either. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dab2f086cacf3808cf9fd7468626da970f46ddd9e9fb97f44e786c3aab36e577.jpg

      • Lizard

        To be fair, I’d be pretty freaked out at a freestanding spine balanced on its bottom vertebra in the corner of a room, too. That’s some freaky horror movie shit.

    • LesbianTippingHabits


      Will real Americans (of all demographic categories) who care about the future of our country actually do something to help?

      Like, contribute in any amount to the Democrat running against Moore?

      https://dougjonesforsenate.com

  • Rebecca Gardner

    So what. He could be in prison, unable to serve as a Senator, the rubes are still going to vote for him simply because he has an “R” next to his name.

    • joe ho

      Democrats lack that level of tribal loyalty. The GOP will show up for every election and vote for a serial killer if that means keeping Dems out of power.
      That’s why the GOP continues to win even though their ideas are less popular. Strong Democratic participation could overwhelm the GOP dirty tricks.

      • Tawreos

        Not all democrats lack tribal loyalty, we once had a congressman run from jail that got over 28,000 votes in my district.

        • joe ho

          Of course, not all democrats lack tribal loyalty and not all GOP voters turn out for every election.

          But statistically speaking, the two groups are very different overall. And that’s what determines the final outcome.

      • MonochromeMouse

        That and smaller local elections aren’t ever advertised so few people know about them until they are over.

        • joe ho

          GOP voters seem to learn about them.

      • Lawerence Collins

        The majority of Democrats are bought off by the same big money donors. It’s them Democrats job to lose and they do so gladly.

        • joe ho

          lol. Have your meds checked. You missed the point. You’re as crazy as ever.

    • OdieDenCO

      I read you comment as: “..the rubles are still going to vote for him…” works either way imho.

      • Darrel Cj

        I read “pubes” HA!

    • Christopher
    • Strepsi

      …and an “H. Christ” after it.

    • Bad Tom

      If he’s a Senator in prison, he’s not making any floor votes.
      Works for me.

  • crewman

    Voters in Alabama can see through the sleazy tactics of the Washington Post who are trying to discredit Judge Moore.

    It disgusts me every time I’m reminded that so much of our country believes Rush Limbaugh and Fox News tell the truth but the Washington Post and NYT lie and serve primarily as political propaganda outlets.

    • They believe it because they trust the news source that is telling them what they want to hear

    • gaycuckhubby

      Same here

    • JCF

      Thirty years ago, wingnut media like the The Washington (Moony) Times was treated as a biased joke, by all but a few. The Wall Street Journal was understood to have a strong right-ward slant. There were respected media analysts who could show you the rate of accuracy in various media—and the NYT and WaPo consistently came out on top.

      Now, there are no universally-respected authorities for fact-checking. Contra DP Moynihan, you really can have your own “facts”.

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    And the real question re Judge Roy Moore is, of course, how does he tip?

  • Silver Badger

    Oh my. A corrupt Republican. Who would have thought…

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Isn’t that redundant?

      • Silver Badger

        Why yes, I believe it is. Sorry about that.

      • Sporkfighter

        …and repetitive?

    • Goodboy

      Isn’t it funny that you don’t even have to know that the R is on front of their name to know it’s another Republican. The only time Dems ever get caught doing shit like this is when you find out they were never really Dems to begin with. Example..Ruben Diaz and the other NY Democrats.

  • Thorn Spike

    Oh, he’s goin’ down.

    • The fat lady has yet to sing…

      • Thorn Spike

        But we all know how the opera ends.

  • Dan

    Jesus never filed a tax return.

    • OdieDenCO

      render onto Caesar what is Caesars!

    • Lizard

      If Jesus ever did return, Republicans would hate his guts. He’s a hippie who pays the bare minimum for his taxes, funnels his spare food to the needy instead of skimming foundations, and supports socialistic wealth distribution. Oh, and he’s a brown guy from the Middle East.

      • David L. Caster

        And Jewish.

        • The_Wretched

          I never understood the jesus loving jew haters when I was a boy in Tennessee.

      • FAEN

        How dare you! Jeebus is TALL and WHITE and has BLUE EYES and from BERLIN 😏.

        • Joe in PA

          We know that because of Megyn Kelly!

          Has her show tanked yet?

      • Dan

        Republicans would shoot him for eating skittles.

    • ByronK

      “Do you have receipts for these loaves and fishes, sir?”

    • JCF

      …but he would have. Y’know, “render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s”.

  • Uncle Mark

    So still half of the damned state will vote for a financially corrupt, twice-removed, tiny-pistol-packing, judge & jeebus-freak versus a democrat

    • Lizard

      Pretty much.

    • Tawreos

      He mentions god every chance he gets so any cheating and lying he does is for Jesus.

      • Librarykid

        Who, in spite of being the son of God, needs all of his followers’ lying and cheating to accomplish his agenda.

    • The_Wretched

      Yes – and the voting system gives him a 10-15% wind at his back.

    • Al

      You got it!

    • Uncle Mark

      Either way it’s a win for us:
      If Moore loses, one more Democrat in Congress…YAY
      If Moore wins, he will be a thorn in McConnell’s side and as “beloved” by the other GOP Senators as Ted Cruz. Even Ted will hate him for stealing the spotlight and his “self-righteous thunder.” Plus it appears that Moore has not quite forgiven McConnell nor Trump for supporting his opponent, and we’ve already seen how petty he is; I bet he has a vindictive streak rivaled only by Trump. Furthermore, I’ll wager we’ll find a lot more of his financial scandals popping up throughout his term…as the Republicans try repeatedly to get him to step down…before forcing him out.

      • Reality.Bites

        Plus I believe if he wins it will be by a shockingly small margin. Last time Sessions faced an opponent, in 2008, he won 63.36% to 36.52%.

        The numbers he gets will make Republicans take notice. If Republicans can’t get 55% in Alabama, what can they get in Michigan and Ohio?

        • Ross

          What can Republicans get in Michigan and Ohio?

          Whatever Russia wants them to get.

          • JCF

            We can’t afford to give in to pessimism, Ross. RESIST!

  • Tawreos

    Obviously Mr. Armistead is not in tune with the times. His statement should have read: “FAKE NEWS! The failing Washington Post is trying to save themselves by lying about Moore sad. Should focus on Crooked Hillary.”

  • FAEN

    Xtian Values.

  • Henry Auvil

    Apparently those Ten Commandments are merely decorative.

    • …and tacky decorations to boot

    • Stev84

      More like suggestions

  • boatboy_srq

    Typical Reichwinger. Crime has to be easy (all the LiebrulSoshulists are on the take from Soros, after all, and none of them get caught), so they don’t bother covering their tracks. Then they act all surprised and affronted when people point out their misdeeds.

    This seems like one of the reasons HRC has been investigated nonstop for a quarter century. She’s a Dummocrat, and she’s successful, so there have to be bodies / numbered accounts somewhere to be found because reasons, and the investigators are just incompetent because anyone can find the dirt if they just look.

  • BartmanLA

    Maybe he figures he can ignore the tax laws, simply because Christians are God’s chosen ones to lead and rule, of course waving his tiny silver pistol around is suppose to put the fear of God into us right??? What a tool!

    • Reality.Bites

      Tax laws are (mainly) federal. He’s always stated the federal government has no authority in Alabama.

      • Bad Tom

        Federal marshals might have a different view of it.

  • Jefe5084

    Distortion and innuendo. Always used in place of “facts” by criminal Moore and company.

  • Tom

    Shee-it this ain’t gonna change anything down in ‘Bama !
    Hell screwing Uncle Sam out of 100k is a badge of honor!
    State’s Rights!

    • andrew

      The only thing that would cause Moore to lose the support of those right wing Christian Fundies, is if he got caught in bed with a man.

  • Christopher

    It’s ALWAYS the ones portraying themselves as “holier than thou” that are the most corrupt.

    Every. Fucking. Time.

  • shellback

    It seems that every photo/video of a scumbag has the “Fox” logo in the frame. Coincidence? I think not.

  • Stev84

    “charity”. What the hell?

  • Ken M

    Judge Roy Moore, Judge Roy Bean http://davelandweb.com/knotts/images/rppc/Knotts_RPPC_JudgeRoy.jpg The south knows how to make them. AL and KY

  • Jack

    Man looks like he’s about to fall down.

  • Blake J Butler
  • gaycuckhubby

    What are your predictions?

    I think Moore wins by 4%

    • Joe in PA

      Yup, he’ll wear this tax-dodging allegation as a badge of honor.

      (as others have said here)

      • stuckinthewoods

        “That makes me smart”, said the crooked aspiring politician about not paying his taxes.

    • Ross

      Russia will assure that outcome.

    • Treant

      Closer to 1%, but a win indeed. It’ll be just outside the margin for a recount, and numerous examples of illegal voter suppression will be reported. Nobody will do anything about them, of course.

  • Macbill

    By making the Note “On Demand”, it gave the judge constructive receipt of the value because Roy controlled when he would cash it in.

    • Bad Tom

      For non-tax experts, does that mean he owes the tax now, or not?

      • Macbill

        yes. He owed tax the year he received the Promissory Note. It was probably secured by a Deed of Trust on the office building.

        • Bad Tom

          Thank you for the reply!

  • Leo

    OT. So…Niger. Rachel going HAM last night. Yeah…thoughts.

    The “didn’t have passport paper in time” excuse is not why Chad got on the ban list and pulled out of Niger security. I believe the first theory Rachel presented on Chad blasting Exxon for the $74 Billion fine and Rex being told to include them.

    Whether their withdrawal contributed to their deaths is a big hypothetical but after the Benghazi disgrace for years I don’t give a fuck.

  • SoCalVet

    huh, but past political attacks were proven true and he was removed from the bench like twice wasn’t he?

    • Lizard

      Yeah, but that was for breaking the law by imposing his religion on everyone else. First he refused to move a Ten Commandments statue from public property, then for ordering probate judges not to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples after Obergefell. Those scandals played very nicely with his heavily Christian base, the type who think school shootings happen because we “took God out of schools.”

  • PeteLI

    Delicioso.

  • rednekokie

    This man was a crook while a judge — should anyone be surprised he is a crook regarding financial matters, as well.
    Not only is he a crook, he is a very ignorant S O B

    • AdamTh

      Shady – Yes
      Ignorant – No
      Son of a bitch – YES

      • AdamTh

        “Son of a bitch” – It’s politcal speak now. Sad.

    • Librarykid

      And greedy, too. Why can’t such a religious man trust that God will provide?

      Even though I don’t particularly like her attitude, Roy Moore is someone I would love to see come before Judge Judy.

  • Halou

    If I was going to elect a judge to political office, it would be Judge Judy.

  • AdamTh

    Dec – Moore wins.

    Feb – Moore indicted. Gov appoints another Repugnate for the Senate.

    • Lizard

      What’s sad is that I would totally believe that’s their strategy.

      I fucking hate Republicans.

  • Andrea_Rae

    meh, it’ll just give rethugs a chubby.

  • SFBruce

    This is getting interesting. We already know that the reasons we hate him actually endear him to many Alabamans. But who knows, maybe they draw the line with abject corruption.

    As for “the same distortions and innuendos that characterized past political attacks on Judge Moore,” giving a big middle finger to SCOTUS over that 10 Commandments monument and Obergefell matters to a lot us, including a minority of Alabamans. And, of course, there’s also that death penalty for gays thing.

  • kaydenpat

    “Be sure your sin will find you out.” Moore should have taken that text from his Holy Book to heart.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    …but he’s white.

  • Ross

    The more a persons yells JESUS!

    The more a person proclaims their PATRIOTISM!

    The more a person screams WHITE LIVES MATTER!

    The more and more I think: This person is hiding a lot of shit!

    I think this is what evil people do. On some deep level they know they are doing bad shit but this awareness is unsettling so they smother it with Jesus and Patriotism and White Matters.

    Ditto for Donald. On some deep level he knows he is worthless which is why he is constantly proclaiming his brilliance. And he, too, is now wrapping himself up in flags and going to church.

    Shits. All of them. Evil shits.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      You give the Donald too much credit.

    • jerry

      You forgot “FAMILY VALUES!” Everyone who runs on that eventually gets caught in a sex scandal of some sort.

  • boobert

    It’s Alabama ! Very unlikely they wake up and don’t elect this crook.

  • Karl Dubhe

    Tax evasion?

    Could happen to some other crooks, I should hope. 🙂

  • Statistics Palin

    Hey Roy, you cretinous bigot, the Bible says
    “For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.”
    Luke 12:2

  • Jmdintpa

    its all a liberal plot to take down this godly man. nothing you can say or do will change that thinking. NOTHING. the country is just about a lost cause at this point. better get ready for the crackdown, the constitution to be suspended, religious right dominance. the democrats seem unable to stand up to this religious fascism sweeping the country. they are in disarray it seems. They are unable to answer back to the rising tide of fascism. Democrats are split and infighting so the Jill Stein and Bernie bros and Hillary die harders will all retreat to seperate voting camps and lose. republicans will most likely win more seats in 2018 therefore expanding their “mandate” and we are well on the road to becoming the exact duplicate country as Russia, a religious hell cess pool.

  • Bad Tom

    They got Al Capone on tax evasion. He died in jail.
    Just sayin’.

  • JWC

    What!! say it isn’t so Judge Moore flaunting the law Der go da judge

  • TexasBoy

    Next up: Moore claims he didn’t have to report it because all thing come from his friend in the sky.

  • TuuxKabin

    He’ll still be a shoo in, a shoo in winner. I’ll be happy to be wrong, and I hope I will be. But . . . IOKIFYAR.

  • netxtown

    those damned heavenly paychecks!

  • Treant

    Unless you can get photos of him in bed with a boy, he’s still going to win.

  • Ninja0980

    He hates LGBT,blacks etc. and that is all his base really cares about.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Sadly, it’s Alabama which means he could literally do what Trump bragged about doing: he could shoot someone down main street and he’d lose not one vote. Sad, but all too true.

    • Tor

      And think of all the new “fun” li’l Caleb can have in the big city of DC!

  • Galvestonian

    I’m damn sure that this douchebag has more crap & scandalous material buried along the way than a trailer full of pig shit. He’s dirty and it’s only a matter of digging into his past and unearthing the overflowing outhouse of bigotry, double dealing, lies and falsehoods that he thinks he has hidden under a false flag of pseudo christian values and white power.

  • CB
  • Secure

    I really want to see the debate between these two. Moore was off his fucking rocker at his primary debate.

  • anne marie in philly

    it would be fun to see this asswipe in jail with all the people he hates so bad (read: non-white).

  • Tempus Fuggit

    This can only help him in Alabama.

  • JCF
    • LesbianTippingHabits


      It’s a shame that so many people would rather feel good about themselves than actually Do Something – like contribute to the Democratic candidate running against crackpot Roy Moore in Alabama – that can actually make a difference.

      And so it goes . . .

  • Vinnie NYC
    • ted-

      Too gorgeous for me to handle.

    • SDG

      Normally OT crap… bothers me.. but… hahaha… WOW he is HOT! And, actually… if that’s you in your avatar… Vinnie, you are hot too!!!

      • Vinnie NYC

        Thank you indeed me

        • SDG

          Whoa!

  • Xuuths

    Release the tax returns.