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The Department of Justice is currently investigating the conduct of Congressmember Lois Capps’s field representative Mollie Culver in response to allegations made by the Santa Barbara News-Press that Culver acted improperly after her coworker Raymond Morua killed Mallory Dies in a drunken hit-and-run accident the night of December 6. Morua was extremely intoxicated at the time, and Culver has since been accused by Morua — in the pages of the News-Press — of forging his name on documents to enroll him in a rehab facility. Morua was in custody at the time.

Capps spokesperson Chris Meagher — a former Independent reporter — declined to comment on any specific allegations, citing the advice of legal counsel. Dies’s parents have sued Capps, charging that Morua was working for her at the time of the fatal accident and that Capps was legally responsible for her employee’s misconduct. Capps has denied this. “Our office welcomes the DOJ’s inquiry,” stated Meagher, “which will enable the community to move past the false allegations asserted in tabloid media coverage.” Spokespersons for the Department of Justice, the FBI, the District Attorney, and the U.S. Attorney’s office all declined to comment on the record.

Morua attended a Christmas party hosted by The Independent the night of the accident where he became intoxicated at a no-host bar. The accident occurred two hours after that party ended. Whether Morua was representing Capps or not has been the subject of an intense debate. Morua and the Dies family have joined together in an uncommon bond to insist that he was and to pillory Capps for not agreeing. What prompted the Department of Justice investigation remains open to some speculation, but the News-Press ran a five-part series asserting that Capps and her staff engaged in misconduct. Morua, who had two prior DUIs at the time of the accident, was sentenced last month to 20 years to life in prison.

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She lied about limiting her number of terms, why not about this?

JohnLocke (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 9:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Election results November 5, 2014:
Capps 62%
Mitchum 38%

Get used to this, Teapartiers.
Grow some realistic acceptance and stop making a fool of yourselves with nothing to throw out or throw up except Morua, Obamacare, Pelosi, and Benghazi.

John_Adams (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 10:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I believe Capps stated at the time she was unlikely to run a 4th term because of her age. And I don't think she's ever been in favor of term limits. If that's lying, I have no problem with it.

Term limits is a somewhat strange notion. If we did that in private industry, we'd be getting rid of our most experienced people. And there's that little mechanism for getting rid of ineffective reps .... it's called voting. Voting isn't perfect, but that's because our campaign finance system is messed up beyond belief.

EastBeach (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 10:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Lay off Lois, it is her field rep who is in the crosshairs. By the way, JA, lay off the teabagger label, many dems are in the same category, just as blind, stupid and ridiculous, but called "occupiers." Both sides are sheeple.

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 11:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

what a scum bag this guy is. Can't take responsibility for what was the biggest mistake of his life. Understandable, still; scum bag. So now the politicians have reps at newspaper xmas parties? and if so, drinking on the clock was acceptable ? Please, this insults adult intelligence. $ has a way of corrupting anyone. Sue Sue Sue, we hardly knew you.

spacey (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 12:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I support and have participated in both the Tea Party and Occupy movements, however I do not condone or support the beliefs of each individual within those movements.

What both movements have in common is a belief that large corporations within the establishment have bought off politicians and our entire political system is corrupt to the very core. They generally both agree that we need to a complete revamping of our entire political system and change our ideas of what the role of government ought to be - which is to protect the rights of individuals rather than promote a globalist corporate agenda and a flawed and deceitful monetary system.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 12:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yeah, and chemtrails too.

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 1:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What about chemtrails? Several governments have admitted to covert atmospheric aerosol dispersant operations for various reasons from geoengineering to biowarfare or simply to avert radar detection. There are currently about 50 different companies, research firms and government entities doing geoengineering atmospheric aerosal spraying and testing related to global warming as was discussed at United Nations Global Warming Session recently.

I don't think every contrail is a chemtrail, but to insinuate the opposite (that no contrails are chemtrail) is definitely the most naive and inaccurate position you can possibly take.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 1:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I am so f'n sick of this issue. The murdering self-centered alcoholic is in jail. The Dies family now disgusts me to no end. Wake up! Your game is wrong.

Osolaplaya (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 1:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yeah, and 9/11 was an inside job too.

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 1:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

oh blah, don't open that door...i can hear loon winding up.

and how many of those Dies petitioners are back to getting hammered every week.

lawdy (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 1:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I see we're roasting loon today.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 2:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The actions of Capps and her staff should disgust you too!

Botany (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 3:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)


Yeah, and 9/11 was an inside job too.

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 1:49 p.m. (

In less than two minutes, the true mastermind of 9/11 is explained in this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdWBjq...

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 3:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If you want to find a real conspiracy look at the Genis, Lance, and Stoll connection.

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 3:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Spacey, couldn't agree with you more. Morua needs to take FULL responsibility just as he did when he served his country.

NavAiRecon2 (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 4:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Word Herschel.

lawdy (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 4:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Please lay off of Loon.

FoolPt (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 7:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What happeend to Foo? Was he completely consumed by Loon or dismissed for bad election results?

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 7:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I haven't seen him on the blogs for quite a while.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
June 11, 2014 at 7:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"Congressmember Lois Capps’s field representative Mollie Culver in response to allegations made by the Santa Barbara News-Press that Culver acted improperly after her coworker Raymond Morua killed Mallory Dies in a drunken hit-and-run accident the night of December 6", it's called C. Y. A.!

dou4now (anonymous profile)
June 12, 2014 at 5:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Perhaps the DOJ is investigating the extortion of a member of the House of Representatives.

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
June 12, 2014 at 9:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Hey John Adams! Check your numbers: Capps 43.10% and Republicans 44.13% [Francisco 15.09; Mitchum 14.85; Fareed 14.19]. Plus, if Kevin McCarthy becomes Majority leader, we might just turn the strip of shame into the land of reality. But don't get your panties in a wad, loonpt might have a way out; “revamp.” How 'bout we repeal the 16th Amendment? Check out HJ Res 104.

LOOKINGFORAGOODREAD (anonymous profile)
June 12, 2014 at 11:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yes! HJ Res 104 will extinguish the Internal Revenue Service. In 1913, IRS was created. In 2014 IRS was destroyed. Awesome. Poetic Justice. Veremos!

LOOKINGFORAGOODREAD (anonymous profile)
June 12, 2014 at 11:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

OK, let's review: Anyone with common sense knows that if you drink and drive, you're putting other people's lives at risk. The Independent--which is a running billboard for the booze industry--hosted a no host party where booze was served. (Did we learn anything from that one?) Morua made a conscious decision to drink--even though he knew he would be driving. (He had learned nothing) Lois Capps is a political figure, and the opponents of political figures often will dig from the bottom of the garbage can, throw the contents at them, and hope it will stick. From everything that I can see, Lois Capps did not encourage Morua to drink and drive. (And by the way, I've never voted for Capps and don't plan to do so)

It's time for everyone involved in this to grow up, and learn from it. To The Independent: Next time you throw a party where people are drinking alcohol, (if you MUST serve alcohol) make sure they have designated drivers. To Morua: God help you. To Mallory Dies: May you rest in peace. To Mallory's parents: May God give you the strength to go on with your lives. To Capps' opponents: Focus on why you oppose her, stick to those points, and quit undermining your credibility by exploiting this horrific situation to suit your agendas. (Unless of course, Capps DID have direct culpability in this matter--and I see no evidence of this)

billclausen (anonymous profile)
June 13, 2014 at 1:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Bill, you're a proud libertarian, yet you will tell a business, you will regulate it, by obliging the company to "... make sure they [guests] have designated drivers. " You're joking: each of us must police our own body, make conscious decisions about this and that, including drinking or speeding or ... I can't blame it on my employer, and especially when after hours. I have worked at a place where no alcohol was served at the "company parties" -- the next boss was liberal with the wine and beer and hafta admit, more workers came and enjoyed the "party". I know, Bill, I know... just sayin' [I don't drink alcohol].

DrDan (anonymous profile)
June 13, 2014 at 4:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)

DrDan: You miss the point. I am not calling for laws to be passed forcing any business to not to serve alcohol. Just because I oppose passing laws against certain things, doesn't mean I will support those things. This is the basis of being a libertarian.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
June 13, 2014 at 6:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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