Check out the CNBC article for details. This is exactly what I was writing about in a recent article. Our society rejects the biker who loves the open road or the brothel worker making a living, but society praises these scrubbed-downed, staged productions that represent "normalcy", which are the first guys to trust the least. At least the people on the street are for real, and not posers.
Charges are conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and solicitation of bribery. That's serious stuff. They must have gotten greedy and asked for too much so the other crooked bastards of US "normalcy" decided to prosecute them. I wonder who gets the final bribe for Obama's seat?