Friday, January 13, 2012

Senator Lugar Falsified Residence in Presidential Candidacy Declaration

Sen. Richard Lugar
When Sen. Richard Lugar goes to vote, he signs documents under oath that he lives at 3200 Highwoods Court, Indianapolis.  As I noted last year, the Marion County Recorder's office shows the house at 3200 Highwoods Court, Indianapolis was deeded from a family named Gootee to David and Elizabeth Hughes in 1989.  Lugars' deeding of the property had to have taken place before the 1989 Gootee deed, most likely well before that.  I would have gotten those records when I researched the issue, but the Lugar transaction were paper only and preceded the computerized records in the office.  Nonetheless, Lugar admits he hasn't lived at the 3200 Highwoods Courts' house in decades. 

I am not sure what statute in the Indiana Code allows a sitting U.S. Senator and his wife to sign under oath they are living at someone's house in order to cast a ballot.  An investigation by Greg Wright, who filed a complaint with the State Election Commission against the Lugars for voting fraud, also uncovered that the Lugars have used the 3200 Highwoods Court address as their address with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and that BMV mail to that address was returned.

Now, Wright has uncovered more legal violations by Sen. Lugar.  In Lugar's 1995 Statement of Candidacy he signed when he ran for President, he stated that his address was 3200 Highwoods Court in Indianapolis. The document was signed with the warning that there could be penalties under federal law for submitting false information. Where is the exception in the federal law that allows Lugar to claim someone else's address as his own when running for President?


Gary R. Welsh said...

It doesn't matter, Paul. The law doesn't apply to Lugar, Bayh, Daniels, et al.; it only applies to Charlie White.

Paul K. Ogden said...

You got that right Gary.

Jon said...

Actually a lot of the law doesn't apply to Congress; like sexual harassment or equal opportunity laws. And the laws that are applicable to them are often ignored.