Yesterday, Rosie O’Donnell made what could be called the most reckless tweet OF ALL TIME.
A seemingly mentally unstable O’Donnell took to Twitter, where she offered GOP Senators $2 million dollars in CASH to vote against the tax bill.
Now, many are calling her actions “illegal,” and attorney Gregg Re believes Rosie could face prison time and $12 million fine.
From The Daily Caller
Federal law addresses O’Donnell’s actions.
18 U.S. Code § 201 criminalizes the attempted bribery of federal officials by whoever “directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official … with intent to influence any official act.”
The penalty? For Rosie, she could spend up to 15 years in jail, suffer a lifetime ban from elective office and pay up to a cool $12 million:
The statute calls for a fine of “not more than three times the monetary equivalent of the thing of value, whichever is greater, or imprisoned for not more than fifteen years, or both, and may be
disqualified from holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.”
In court, O’Donnell would probably argue that her attempted bribe was in jest, or perhaps a syndrome of a mental illness.
After all, her attorneys would argue, who, while seriously attempting to bribe members of the U.S. Congress would do so in such a reckless, public manner that would all but ensure a conviction?