Thursday, August 16, 2007

Charlene Corley Charges Government Millions for Some Nuts and Bolts

Darlene Corley Wooten and Charlene Corley owned and operated C&D Distributors out of Lexington, South Carolina. They had a contract with the government to supply our troops with the necessary equipment to fight the War on Terror, shipping parts and supplies to high-priority conflict areas.

Somehow, the two discovered a little flaw in the government's accounting system; any item marked as priority and destined for Iraq or Afghanistan was paid for automatically without oversight. Over the course of the next six years, the Corley sisters went to town, cleaned house, and made a fortune.

The government would buy two 19 cent washers; the Corleys would charge $998,798 for shipping. Three machine screws for $1.31 plus $455,009 shipping. An 89 cent split washer? Shipping will cost you $293,451.

In total, just over $68,000 worth of equipment was purchased, and total shipping charges came to $20.5 million. Cha-ching.

Last September, a bill from C&D Distributors for two more 19 cent washers and shipping charges of $969,000 caught the eye of a purchasing agent. After six years, someone thought to think that a million dollars in shipping was suspicious.

Six years ...

We'd recommend giving this guy a promotion, but that would suck all of the intelligence out of the purchasing agent pool.

A more thorough review of past shipping invoices for all contractors revealed that fraudulent billing is, quote, "not a widespread problem." Interpretation: "Our records only go back three months."

After being brought up on charges, one of the Corley sisters, Darlene, took her own life by gunshot rather than own up to her crimes and face justice. The other, Charlene Corley, was charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering. She faces twenty years for each offense and fines up to $500,000.

$500,000 in fines for stealing $20.5 million from the government? We don't see the logic. Obviously a purchasing agent must have thought that one up. The government plans on recouping its losses by auctioning off the numerous homes, beach property, jewelry, and automobiles that the sisters bought.

We'll be bookmarking eBay in hopes of snatching up a good deal.

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PekinBoy said...

Maybe Doris Corley didn't commit suicide, but really went dove hunting with Cheney. She is listed as on the campaign staff of John McCain 2008 and contributed $2,300 to the good senator from Arizona.

Anonymous said...

Check your records, her name was Darlene Corley Wooten and I think she predeceased the campaign.

Anonymous said...

Doris Corley is a completely different person and is not the person(s) talked about in this article.

Anonymous said...

I have a $10.00 item to sell on Ebay. Think anyone will notice if I charge $500,000 for shipping?
I can't figure out how this didn't get caught the first time the bill came through.

Jay Sewik said...

Someone just signed the bill without looking at the actual charges. I have a feeling this kind of thing happens all the time considering how our government operates.

Anonymous said...

i know these people personally and her name was darlene wooten and yes she committed suice last october 2 after being confronted by federal investigaotrs, charlene was left with all the mess! please check your facts!

Jay Sewik said...

Updated Darlene's name to include her married name, Wooten. Thanks for the tip.

Anonymous said...

I worked with both of them and I seriously doubt Charlene is as innocent as she claims.

Katy said...

Is who ever signed off on these items for payment being held accountable? I would think that person would be just as much at fault-if not more.

Jay Sewik said...

Let's hope so, Katy!

Anonymous said...

The funny thing now is, the Widower is engaged to get married and has been braggin to the new gal that all those properties were his and showing off money he will soon lose. She was warned.

Anonymous said...

I'm a former friend of the future Mrs. Wooten, just confirm for me, she is aware of all this?

Anonymous said...

Charlene's husband Wayne (he is a CPA) has been telling people that she will not serve any time. He said her signature was on nothing. Her son is driving a new Lexus SUV to highschool. I guess they didn't give all of it back.

Anonymous said...

Does Lee still have the beach houses in Edisto and the other properties?

Anonymous said...

I personally know the widower and I assure you he has been nothing but upfront and honest with the future Mrs. He most definently has NOT bragged about anything being his. She understands entirely the situation.

Anonymous said...

The new Mrs. is extremely proud of her new home and beach house. But is seems their standard of transportation have dropped a bit.

Anonymous said...

It would seem that whomever wrote the blog on Feb 26th doesn't know the new Mrs. Wooten. For if they did, they would know that she doesn't care about material "things". She cares more about who someone is on the inside not what material possessions they may have. Beach houses aren't important to her at all.

Anonymous said...

People, the bottom line isn't who still has what. It's the fact that this man reaped the benifits of this scheme, milking millions from a flawed system while we have young men and women laying their lives on the line for minimium wage.

Anyone who obtained a single cent from a "scam" like this, whether directly or indirectly and can still sleep at night is made of something I don't want any of.

Anonymous said...

Why are you attacking the widower? Aren't the guilty ones Charlene and Darlene? Darlene obviously can no longer benefit from their scheme but Charlene is still alive and still walking the streets. Shouldn't she be the one being attacked?

Anonymous said...

I never attacked or accused the widower. My comments were directed at ANYBODY who ever saw one dime of that money and has not turned it back over to the Government. Whether he was involved or not is not for me to determine.(Though if he weren't we should all pray for a husband so blind). He (and his new wife) unless they're hungry and homeless are reaping some of the benifits of this scam. Perpetrators or not.

Anonymous said...

Here's a novel idea. Maybe the widower and his new wife have jobs and are able to support themselves while reaping no benefits from this scheme.

Anonymous said...

If the home they're living in has had as much as a single mortgage payment made on it with these funds he and the wife are reaping benifits.
Here's another novel idea, they have jobs, how about pay it all back?

Anonymous said...

Here's a novel idea...get a life and quit harrassing these people. Why would the new wife and the widower be responsible for something they had no involvement in? They have as much reason to pay back the money as you do.

marinemom said...

What truck do you think we all just fell off of? They may not have a paper trail to link the husband to the actual transactions but he had to know what was going on. If the new wife believes otherwise I'd like to sell her some prime real estate in the Everglades.

And I have paid back to the country these people ripped off. Or at least my Son did.

Anonymous said...

Well said marinemom and my thanks to your son for his service.

Anonymous said...

What gives with the bashing of the new Mrs.? She was not in the picture and has not gotten a break from "The Bloggers". If the poor bloggers have nothing better to do than blast the new Mrs. I feel sorry for them. Why not blast the Corleys? Wasn't she half owner of the company? Seems to me she is getting off pretty light to me. After all she is out walking the streets of her town and not getting bombed. Very little written about her and everything written about the widower and his new Mrs.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for attacking anybody that wants to take advantage of the system we've got kids dying for. I have no sympathy for the Corley's the widower or the new Mrs. And I agree with what was stated earlier, until every dime is paid back anyone who has either directly or indirectly seen a dime of that money they're all below worm level.

You sound like you believe the widower had no knowledge of what was going on in his house? There is no way that's possible. Not sure where she's lacking, but I'd guess the new Mrs. either has no conscience or little intelligence.

Anonymous said...

I would venture to guess from your comments that you do not personally know any of the people you are making presumptions about. Yes, Darlene and Charlene were involved in fraudulant activies but their families are innocent. Give the widower and his new Mrs. a break. She definently is innocent. Why persecute her for marrying into the situation?

Anonymous said...

They may well be innocent in the eyes of the law, but can you honestly believe this man didn't know what was going on? They were married over 20 years, lived together, spent together. He had the homes, the cars the lifestyle and never even wondered where it came from? There's just no way.

Anonymous said...

As stated before, everyone is bashing the widower and his new Mrs. Why not bash the ones involved and leave the innocent family alone? Entertain this thought, since Darlene and Charlene deceived the government, why wouldn't it be possible for them to also deceive their families? It's a sad thought, but one that is very plausable considering the circumstances.

Anonymous said...

I don't think I even mentioned the new Mrs. I simply stated he had to know something about what was going on in his own house. The other husband has yet to be proven innocent either. He's still on the Governments EPLS. As far as the widower, I'm sure considering the tragic circumstances surrounding that investigation it will move a bit slower.

Anonymous said...

Do you personally know the widower and his family or are you just making assumptions from the information you have read in the paper and on this blog? How do you know the husband's haven't already been proven innocent? It is my understanding that neither of them worked with the wives.

Anonymous said...

I do have some personal connections within the family. It's public information that Charlene's husband is on the Governments watch list. That would seem to indicate he has not been proven innocent. Darlene's husband could not have been blind to what was going on. You believe otherwise?

Anonymous said...

My thought is that unless you have been personally involved in this situation and have walked in the shoes of all the people accused, you shouldn't make assumptions. Unless you lived in the house with both couples and followed their every move, you are only guessing. You have no evidence to substantiate your accusations. Do I think both husbands benefitted...yes. Do I think there is a possibility that they were deceived and manipulated to believe their wive's company was more successful than it obviously was...YES. If both wives were lacking a conscience in their fraud of the government, I believe they could also be lacking a conscience in their actions and/or words with their husbands.

Anonymous said...

You are apparently as blind as you want us to believe both of these husbands are. And as stated earlier, we know one husband has been linked...time will tell

Anonymous said...

Not blind, just reasonable and non-judgemental. Believe what you want.

Anonymous said...

I'm not judging anybody. Simply stating the obvious.

Anonymous said...

As I stated earlier, unless you lived with these families and had an insider's viewpoint, you are stating what you believe...and not the obvious.

marinemom said...

Unless you lived there while it was going on, all you know is what you've been told as well. We all have our opinions and thanks again to the military these folks ripped off, we're free to express them

Anonymous said...

You're correct we do have a right to express our opinions. It just seems that some of you are rushing to judgement. I've always believed we are innocent until proven guilty. It seems the majority of the people on this blog believe just the opposite...both husbands are guilty until proven innocent and the new wife is guilty by association.

Anonymous said...

What part of reap the benefits don't you understand? If they've recieved anything and not returned it they're guilty. Even if you're nieve enough to believe they didn't know where the money was comiming from they know now. Some of the money has been returned, we know one of the wives doesn't have any. That leaves three people we know about that have used some of these funds. That's not judgement, that's basic mathmatics.

Anonymous said...

How do you know that they haven't returned everything that was given to them by their wives? Since this is a government investigation, don't you think the government has taken back everything they could get their hands on? It's my understanding that both husbands have been very cooperative with the investigation.

Anonymous said...

How do you return an Alaskan Cruise and Plastic Surgery? Public records do show a portion of the money has been returned, much of what could be linked direclty to the scam has been or is in the process of being siezed or turned over, but back to the math, it doesn't add up to 21,000,000.

Anonymous said...

Point taken. To my knowledge the widower, the new wife and Wayne Corley did not receive plastic surgery...perhaps Charlene should answer that question. As far as the cruise is concerned..you are right that money will never be returned but anything tangible I am sure has been seized by the government.

Anonymous said...

You can't give back a cruise, but you can give back the money spent on one. And even if the assests have been seized, they had the use of and benefits from those assets while in their pocession. There is just no way to justify them owning anything until all the money has been accounted for.

Anonymous said...

So they should all give up everything they own, including their homes purchased years before all of this happened and live where? You do realize the husbands both had seperate careers and brought income into their respective homes? Should they give their income up for something their deceitful wives created?

Anonymous said...

If something happened to my wife I would inherit her debt. I don't believe her creditors would care, in fact they would grateful, I had a job so I could pay it back.

I have a son who wasn't able to finish his tour in Iraq. He and his family are going to pay the rest of his life, with very little assistance from the government for the results of his service. And he'll have to fight for what he does get.

21,000,000 will go a long way in a VA Hospital.

And someone thinks we should exonerate the husbands? If a man is ignorant to whats going on in his own house it is still his responsibility. I've got an idea nobody's mentioned. Let them work it off in the army!

Anonymous said...

How can a husband be responsible for his wife's actions if he has no knowledge of the actions? If your wife was guilty of a crime, would you automatically be guilty just because you were married? I don't think so. There are plenty of opinions on what should happen but have any of you thought about how you would feel if you were put in the same position?

Anonymous said...

If this man couldn't keep up with what was happening in his own home it's his problem. He didn't have a problem spending the money. In the eyes of the law it's fraud. Morally I see what happened here as TREASON. As soon as the 21,000,000's back where it belongs then all these folks can go on their merry way.

And as far as being in that position, that won't be a problem. No one in my family has turned traitor.

Anonymous said...

Do you have personal knowledge that no one else has that this man spent one dime of the money? I doubt it and I truly hope that no one in your family ever does anything wrong. But if they do, I hope you treat them the same way you are asking for this man and his family to be treated.

Anonymous said...

You want us all to believe that these poor, ignorant men had no knowledge of what their wives were up to? I suppose dinner conversation went something like this:

"How was work today dear"
"I had a good day, sold a washer, think I'll buy a beachhouse, can I pick up a Mercedes for you while I'm out"

Do you have first hand knowledge that these men didn't know this, or are you buying into their lines? Careful, they learned from professionals.

Anonymous said...

Seems somebody has struck a raw nerve.

Anonymous said...

Whoa! This is getting bit too much! Let's see...this lady committed suicide because she got caught from running a business that her husband probably helped set up with her sister. I am sure that both parties reaped the benefits of this scheme. Of course, our poor soliders who are lying their lives on the lines didn't get to go on a cruise, spend weekends at the beach partying on their high speed luxury boat and if they did, they didn't get to ride in a Mercedes to get there. So who exactly is to blame for all this? the lady that killed herself or the man moved on and married and is living it up? what happened to morals or did they get cashed in a while back? Maybe 10 years ago when they got their first million?

Anonymous said...

You evidently know nothing. The husband who has moved on is doing anything but living it up. His entire life and his children's lives have been changed forever by his seemingly unloving, uncaring, deceitful late wife. He is trying to deal with and clean up the mess she left behind. How could he possibly be living it up?

Anonymous said...

How about Charlene Corley? Everyone is attacking the husband while Charlene is still walking the streets, living in her big house, driving nice cars, spending time with her family and working as a subsititute teacher. We should be worried about what she is teaching our children not what the widower is doing. I don't want her influencing my children or teaching them anything. Especially, morals.

Anonymous said...

Deceitful or not they spent the money. And I can't imangine anybody with any morals defending any of this activity. My "attacks" have not been aimed at anybody, they've been aimed at everyone involved. Someone on here seem to speaking from a guilty conscience.

Anonymous said...

I'll agree with one of you, the husband can't be living it up. I've met the new Mrs.

Anonymous said...

I would say based on your comments that you are either incredibly stupid or arrogant. Attacking the new Mrs. and making demeaning comments about her is unbelievable. Talk about not having morals!!

Anonymous said...

I simply stated I had met the new Mrs. and that the two aren't living it up. Only a guilty conscience would read more into it than that.

Anonymous said...

So this blog must be just about Darlene, the widower and the new Mrs. Once again there is no mention about the true guilty party (Charlene)who is still living in Lexington. Unbelievable!!

Anonymous said...

How could I have a guilty conscience. I have no personal involvement in the situation but believe your comment was intended to be incredibly insensitive and an attack on the new Mrs. Leave her alone. Seems like she probably has enough to deal with without some "Blogger" attacking her.

Anonymous said...

With all she as to deal with I seriously doubt she got time to worry about what's being blogged. You have no personal involvement and yet you contend that Charlene and Darlene are the only ones guilty here. You apparently have never been married. You can't spend 20 plus years with someone and hide something like this. There is no way these men were oblivious to what was going on. As far as this new Mrs. people keep referring to, she either went into this not knowing or she's the one with the moral issues. I don't think you can call someone stupid or arrogant for simply coming to a conclusion, based on facts tempered with a little common sense.

Anonymous said...

Since none of us know anything about the new Mrs. (except that she is the new Mrs.) it seems unfair to attack her morals based on her choosing to marry a man whose 1st wife was involved in something illegal.

Anonymous said...

You honestly believe these men were completely ingorant to what went on for over 10 years under their own roofs? These wives brought millions of dollars into their home and not even once did these men question where it was coming from? Get real. And who cares about the new Mrs. she apparently bought a line or doesn't care where her money comes from. As far as I'm concerned all four of them should be shoveling sand somewhere in the Middle East.

Anonymous said...

One of us does know the new Mrs.

Anonymous said...

Evidently not very well.

Anonymous said...

Better than you think

Anonymous said...

If you do truly know her, how can you make remarks about her on this blog. Evidently, you aren't a friend. And does it really matter, she's not guilty of anything other than marrying the widower.

Anonymous said...

who is the new Mrs? Is she from Lexington like the sisters were? Was Charlene convicted and isn't she is jail? and better yet, why aren't they all in jail? they all know perfectly well you cannot make millions off of nuts and bolts! Wasn't he married for 20 years to this woman who killed herself and now he is happily, blissfully married to what?

Anonymous said...

I never said she was a friend.

Anonymous said...

No, she is not from lexington. No Charlene is not in jail. She is out on bond. People aren't married to "what's".

Anonymous said...

It appears somebody else knows them too. But who or what the new wife is isn't the issue. The issue is where is all this money and why do any of these people have anything after stealing all this money from the government and our military? Granted some of the assets have been seized, but none of them should be allowed to have anything until all of it is back where it belongs. That includes husbands not able to run their own households.

Anonymous said...

I believe it is public record that all of the remaining assets have been seized. All the autos have been seized as well as the beach homes. What more should we do, take each of their first born?

Anonymous said...

It's also public record that both the Corley's and the Wooten's are still property owners in Lexington County. If they're so morally upstanding, have them contact a realtor and return a little more of the stolen money.

Anonymous said...

You're stooping pretty low when you bring their children into it. Let's keep this between we adults.

Anonymous said...

It is without question that money is the root of all evil according to the Bible. I am from Lexington where I knew both of these sisters. the one that ended her life and left behind her children and evidently a husband who didn't care anything about her for all those years he was married to her. What a shame. I don't know who you bloggers are on this site but the question will always go back to 20 years of marriage and he knew nothing of what or where the millions were coming from is a straight out lie. He knew exactly what they were all doing. These sisters didn't and couldn't have done this alone. let her rest in peace and focus on the scum that is still reaping from these illegal funds. and for sure it isn't our military boys and girls! Give back all the money and serve your time.

Anonymous said...

Why would you make the assumption that the husband didn't care about his wife for all the years he was married to her. Is it because he chose to remarry? If you have evidence that the husbands knew anything about what their wives were doing, why not turn that information over to the government instead of simply talking about it on this blog.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it is buried in the backyard or in offshore accounts. To the blogger before this, I am sure that since they were smart enough to bilk the Government out of millions, they were smart enough to hide some of it. Yes, money is evil when you lie, steal, and cheat the government to get it. I am sure they are watching these families, especially if the other sister is still walking the streets as said before.

Anonymous said...

The fact remains there are at least four people walking the streets that are benifiting in some way from this venture. I'm not judging, I'm simply expressing my disgust with anyone who can take advantage of the fact that we're at war. Every American that has paid a dime of tax to support this endeavor in Iraq and Afganistan should be just as upset. How any of them sleep at night is beyond me. And don't come back with this husband's didn't know bull. Only a fool would believe that. As far as this new wife you all keep talking about, she I'm sure has her reasons for marrying this man. I just can imangine how desperate she must have been. Give her a break.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like there is more to the story than any of us will ever know as I am sure the deceased sister took quite a bit of information with her to her grave. She and her sister took the money so I'm sure the sister knows more than anyone.

Anonymous said...

We're not on here to solve a case. Just some lively discussion of current events, and a venue to vent our absolute disgust with what some people can get away with.

Anonymous said...

Based on the 81 previous blogs it sounds to me like a forum to convict and persecute anyone associated with the families and not just a discussion of current events. Get real!

Anonymous said...

If this was a venue to convict we'd have them under the jail. To steal from the very men and women who are willing to die to give you the right to defend ourself is the cruelist of ironies.

Anonymous said...

You need to get real. This it Theft and Treason, and those guilty by association are as guilty as those with obviously dirty hands.

Anonymous said...

Guilty by association..does that mean all family and friends are guilty as well?

Anonymous said...

That means anybody who's seen a dime of that money is guilty if they haven't returned it. If it was spent on something the government can't sieze they they owe the cash. The children can't help it. The spouse's could have.

Anonymous said...

Seems the new Mrs. Wooten can't give this a rest. I hope she doesn't really believe she can convince us her new hubby is a pure and innocent as the she seems to think. She might buy it, but she's the only one.

Anonymous said...

I am a friend of the new Mrs. Wooten. She hasn't seen these blogs. She has enough to take care of without reading all of your "opinions".

Anonymous said...

It is a shame that there are evidently friends of the new wife on this blog that seem to think it is okay that her husband is a crook and has helped bilk the government out of all this money while he and his family lived it up on our Military's expense. Maybe because she has benefitted as well and has lived it up herself. I don't see how anyone can sleep at night when checks are rolling in at thousands and thousands of dollars and our sons and daughters are being blown apart because they didn't have the right equipment to wear and had to have cheaper versions of vests and helmets because some crooks had to have their beach money and all their luxury cars and money to go out and party. When I rest my head on a pillow at night I can sleep. Tell me how these scumbags can sleep? or well, honey can you check the mailbox, seems like we are due some income tax refunds!

Anonymous said...

It's good to know she has one friend.

Anonymous said...

I assure you she has more than one friend. I also assure you she hasn't benefitted at all. If anything, she has suffered from all the aftermath.

Anonymous said...

I've seen her suffer...but what does that have to do with the fact that these people still owe the government millions. I could care less about the mrs.

Anonymous said...

Finally, one person who could care less about the new Mrs. I never understood what the fascination with her was anyway.

Anonymous said...

I hate to break the news but there are lots of people who could care less about the new mrs.

Anonymous said...

There is no need to involve the new wife. She has no relevance here except for the fact that she is married to the scum. The discussion topic is about what the families did to bilk this government and how easily they got away with it for some many years. To say that the husbands of these women didn't know what was going on in their own homes is ridiculous. They only further the scams by opening more business and buying more properties up. Now if the sister walking the streets is enjoying all the luxuries of their scams what happened to the other sister's beach homes, cars, etc.? and one more questiont to the bloggers, when exactly was C&D Distributing Company developed? and who set it up?

Anonymous said...

Based on public record, the other sister's beach homes, cars, money and other properties were siezed by the government.

Anonymous said...

Good...I assure you she could care less about all of you and your predetermined guilty verdicts of all involved either directly or indirectly.

Anonymous said...

for somebody nobody care's about, this thing keeps going back to "she". I think she needs to go back to work and give it a rest.

Anonymous said...

As I stated before as her friend, "She" to my knowledge has not seen this blog. If she has, I am sure she wouldn't buy into this and respond to any of the comments. She has enough going on in her life to keep her occupied.

Anonymous said...

"she" would most definetly respond to this blog. Her lack of moral and ethical standards and her inability to see her own imperfections would never allow her to sit by and not try to defend herself.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Seems like someone has a rift with the new Mrs. Those are pretty strong words. Back to the facts, this has nothing to do with her and everything to do with the previous Mrs. and her sister. Let's get back to the facts and not attack people not directly involved.

Anonymous said...

Read this slowly and see if you understand........All the money has not been returned. Until that takes place, both husbands, the wife involved in the scam and the wife living in a home at least in part paid for by the scam are guilty. You take a spouse for better or worse, with all their baggage.

Anonymous said...

To the previous several bloggers: It seems like the new wife is blogging herself on this site. Let us make this perfectly clear for the last time: These two families STOLE money from our government which would have directly benefited our sons and daughters fighting in this awful war by providing them with necessary equipment they desperately need. What do you people not understand? These families are crooks, robbers, and will never be anymore than scum of the earth. Anyone associated with these two families need to consider themselves the same. Who in their right mind would ever forgive the kind of humans or if that is what they think they are. They are living still to this day on illegal funds, they still are benefitting from an act so dispicable and disqusting that it is unimaginable that anyone new would want to associate themselves with this kind of garbage. Stay to the topics of discussion and quit trying to make yourself sound like a saint!

Anonymous said...

It is brutally obvious that the defensive person that knows the "Mrs." so well and how pitiful she is and how they know soooo much about both parties is OBVIOUSLY "THE MRS". No one would say such things about another person other than themselves. I bet my bottom dollar this is her (Alison isn't it?) Come on people! Read her blogs and tell me who else it could be. No one else could care as much about her as she does. She better lock own a job instead of blogging all day – she will need the funds soon. From what I hear, anyone that does know her knows she is into material things and destruction of others. Instead of listening to her babble, watch the news. The crash and burn is underway. People get what they deserve. - Signed, FedEGO

Anonymous said...

Dave is that you talkings about your former wife? Sure sounds like it. Could you be a bit upset? Why you ask, because you lost a wonderful and beautiful wife and now what you have does not measure up to your low standards? I know both of you, the new mrs & your number 3 mrs. The last time I saw # 3 she was looking very lovely.
No I am not who you think I am. I am not the widower. I am however someone close to you.

Anonymous said...

It sure sounds like most of the people on hear are in line for a policital job, all talk and no fact!!! Just like a group of Clinton or Obama backers. People get yor facts or shut up. This is America, where people are innocent until proven guilty!!! Most of you clowns are in the wrong century. This is not thw old wild west. They do get a chance to be judged by the law, not a bunch of big mouth people. I do know the families and I served in the Gulf. I have shot at to many times to countI have seen the the conflict up close and personal. So back off and let the law decide who is guilty.
Loyal Air Force Friend.

Anonymous said...

Who is Dave? No, I am not him. Why would he be jealous? I know #3, believe me, husband #2 of her 12 or so is one lucky man! He got out. And Loyal Air Force Friend, why so upset? You are rambling on subject here. When someone admits or is CAUGHT doing something, it does not take a court of law to know they are guilty. You people crack me the hell up. I need to send out trick-or-treat bags of Ritalin. - FedEGO

Anonymous said...

This is too funny. It's not Dave dear, just another of the people you've shown your true self to over the years. This is old news to everybody, but those of us who aren't part of your fan club are having a blast. Yes we're cowards by not saying this to your face, but we learned how to work behind the back watching you.

Anonymous said...

To FedEgo
You seem to be the one rambling on. If you have the facts then you know on 2 people were involved. It is after all public record! I stand by my statements. Let the law decide on the husbands. If that is not above your IQ.
Loyal Air Force Friend

Anonymous said...

My, my aren't we being a little testy Loyal Air Force Fan. I'm getting kind of confused trying to keep up with all the #'s of wives. It sounds like a soap opera now. Who the hell is "Dave" and "Allison"? Why don't we get back to the subject of bilking the government. Did Dave get any money, if so, Dave give it back! You know you can't keep something that belongs to your former wife! You people are making me laugh, don't put your marriage problems out on the block. Sounds like Ego has hit the the nail on the head! Blogging on the subject is no crime, that's freedom of speech. All the bloggers are only voicing their opinions about these two families that sure lived it up for 10 years or long! Do you have any more washers and bolts you want to sell? Try ebay, but you won't get a million dollars to ship them fools!

Anonymous said...

To FedEgo
Who is Dave? I belive that my last statement is correct! Your IQ is pretty low. You have my coments confused with some else. All I have said is only the 2 sisters were involved. This a matter of public record. But you don ot seem to grasp that do you? I have no idea who Dave is or what you are talking about.
Air Force Friend

Anonymous said...

What the facts show and what really goes on many times are entirely different animals. The facts do show one husband involved, otherwise why would he be on the governments Excluded Parties List along with the living sister and the company. Charlene of course pushed the blame to Darlene since she's not here to defend herself, and all the while these three are fooling poor little Mr. Wooten in to believing you can get 1,000,000 for a washer? I'm in sales, I wish I had a few clients like him, I could retire before I'm 40.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful and beautiful wife? I must be on the wrong blog, i thought we were talking about allison.

Anonymous said...

Since the facts show only one husband involved, why continue to harrass the other husband who has been proven not to be involved? Give the guy a break, maybe he didn't know what was going on and maybe the new wife is taking her husband for better or worse. Sounds to me like there is too much other personal baggage being aired on this blog. Keep to the story. SCResident

Anonymous said...

For this to be harrassment those involved would have to be reading this. From what's been said here they're way to busy with whatever it is that keeps them busy to do that.

I can't imangine anyone with a clear conscience even trying to defend themselves. Why should they. Yet there seems to be a defense team here.

Proven quilty or not over 10,000,000 ran through this "innocent" man's fingers. You want us to belive this happened without his having a clue?-a soldiers wife

Anonymous said...

Thank you soldier's wife. Looks like you finally convinced these holier than thou's what I've been trying to tell them. There is a huge difference between legal guilt and moral responsibility. Well said.

Anonymous said...

There are people in this world who still believe in justice. Our soldiers and their families have suffered tremendously by the greed of these two sisters. One sister took the easy way out but the other sister will pay for what she has done. Our court system will assure that she is adequately punished for her crimes. These families have abused the system and have given a bad name to our state and our community. I too, want justice for all involved. If that isn't through the court, it will be when they meet our maker.

Anonymous said...

To the Blogger two blogs ago. I have read every blog and can't determine what you mean by these holier than thou's. Seems to me there are friends defending friends. Please explain.

Anonymous said...

The innocent need no defense. There seem to be some that see no wrong in the fact that so much of this money is still not where it belongs. How can these "friends" believe it's ok for these people to continue their lives and prosper while their debt has not been repaid.

Anonymous said...

I believe that what you do wrong in life will come back to haunt you later and this is exactly what is happening to these families. They lived like 4 thieves, waiting for the money to flow into their checking account so they could run off on another vacation spending like there is no tomorrow. Now, it seems like they are broke and running out of money. What happened? Didn't they think to plan for their "early" retirement? Now that all the free houses and cars are gone, they might be riding bikes to work if they are not careful! Better get out there and sell some more nuts and bolts!

Anonymous said...

I agree, you can't spend your life hurting people. Some day it will all comes back to you.

Anonymous said...

Most of the time you aren't around to see the one's that have it coming to them get what they deserve. It's an evil kind of good feeling when you can watch it happen.

Anonymous said...

The bigger they are the harder they fall....wonder if any of them have gained weight?

Anonymous said...

It looks like the point has finally been taken and the defense has rested their case. Nobody's left to stick up for these poor innocent husbands and the new wife. Or maybe they're all at the post office mailing screws.

Anonymous said...

No. The friends are still around. Seems there is no reason to waste time trying to reason with some of you. We will continue to supply support to our friends. It just may not be through this blog.

Anonymous said...

I don't blame you. I don't think you stood a chance here. Unlike the friends some of know what we're dealing with.

Anonymous said...

What makes you think you know any more than what we friends know? Don't you think we would have a better chance of knowing the truth than some of you posting comments on this blog? I for one, think we are in a far better position to understand and know the truth than anyone on this blog. I will stand by my friends.

Anonymous said...

What makes you think I don't know. If you're a friend you likely know what you've been told and apparently believe it. Once someone lies to you it's hard to ever believe anything that leaves their lips. I've heard the lies and I for one don't believe them.

Anonymous said...

What Friends???

Anonymous said...

I am a person who allows their friends to make mistakes, no matter how large, and still believe in them. I was taught as a child to forgive and that is what I and the other friends have chosen to do.

Anonymous said...

What you were taught as a child went away a long time ago. Of course you can forgive your "friends". Apples stay real close to the tree.

Anonymous said...

Unless you know me, and I am fairly certain you don't, I was taught to forgive and that is what I do. I'm sorry that you evidently weren't raised the same.

Anonymous said...

I do, and I also know what you were taught has not been the way you've chosen to live. What goes around comes around.

Anonymous said...

If you did know me, you wouldn't have the same comments. I think you have me confused with someone else. None the less, I still support my friends.

Anonymous said...

Whatever you say dear, I still stand by my stance that everyone associated with this money is scum, whether they stole it themselves, were blindly endowed by their wife, or married into whatever's left.

Anonymous said...

I hope the last blogger is a woman. If not, do you often call men dear?

Anonymous said...

ewwwwwww, not that's defending yourself. Forget I called you scum, but be offended by dear.

Anonymous said...

I know I am not scum so that does not bother me. Just wanted to make sure you knew you were conversing with a man.

Anonymous said...

and why would that matter? Doesn't change a thing. Darlin ( a little homo phob too?)

Anonymous said...

If this is a man standing up for these crooks you must really be whipped. I don't think there's man out there that would admit that a woman could put as much past him as these women are supposed to have pulled. Much less a "friend" who would admit it happened to his buddy.

Anonymous said...

Looks like finally the point has been taken. Maybe all these friends are out picking up aluminium cans by the road to help pay off this debt.

Anonymous said...

Nah, they aren't out picking up cans any more than the ones with the money are intending to give it all back.

I Wonder how many of the 4000+ we've lost in this war could have been saved with an extra 21,000,000 in equipment.

As has been stated, we're all judged in the end.

Anonymous said...

I've met the Mrs. and she's nothing if not a "want what's in it for me" kinda girl. I really hope she enjoys this little gravy train until it jumps the track. Trust me, she's not worried about anyone but her self.

Anonymous said...

Well, that might be true but what about the other sister? When is she going to be serving her time? It seems like since all the properties and what "was left" of the money was seized, now the government isn't interested in putting her where she belongs? Why? Her husband apparently is a CPA. I am sure he has money stashed everywhere! Probably in cans buried in his backyard! Apparently, the widower is broke from what these blogs are saying. He needs to find where those cans are buried!

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's in the can's their friends are picking up beside the road. That may give us all the initiative to do a little litter control.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me why Charlene is not behind bars?

Anonymous said...

Probably the same reason her husband and brother in law aren't. There's still alot of money not accounted for.

Anonymous said...

I hope the government is so far up their behinds looking for the money that they can't pass gas. Were it up to me, I'd leave them all out awhile and milk the whole crew dry.

Anonymous said...

Well, this is America, innocent as long as you can hide the evidence.

Anonymous said...

I don't think her brother in law is charged with anything nor her husband. She plead guilty last year. Shouldn't there be some resolution by now?

Anonymous said...

There won't be absolute resolution until all the money is paid back. It has been stated many times in this blog, legal guilt and moral responsibilty are different animals. Mr. and Mrs. Corley and Mr. and Mrs. Wooten (both the present and the former) have not turned over all that was taken. Until all 21,000,000 is back where it belongs they're all guilty, at least morally. However, I don't expect it to ever happen. From my personal experience with one of these individuals the moral standards are pretty low.

Anonymous said...

I am wondering how anyone is certain that all of the money hasn't been returned to the government? Do you have an insider connection?

Anonymous said...

Let us type slowly so you can understand....read the prior post. The plastic surgery and the cruise can't be returned. Granted some of the cars and some of the property are gone, but they haven't surrended 21,000,000 dollars worth. It'll never happen. There greedy people apparently believed it was ok to take money from a system we all help support and at the expense of those who volunteer to defend their right to a defense for these actions. That really bites.

Anonymous said...

No need to type slowly, I am fully capable of understanding. My question was how can you be certain that most of the funds have not been returned. I am curious as to where I can find this public information? I am in agreement that as much of the money as possibly retrievable should be returned to the government and the appropriate parties should be punished.

Anonymous said...

We just aren't in agreement as to who those appropriate parties are. Hope you're enjoying it while it last.

Anonymous said...

I don't even know these people. How can I be enjoying it while it lasts? You didn't answer my question so I am assuming you don't know how I can access this public information? I am curious to see what everyone is talking about.
NC

Anonymous said...

I think the only person you're agreeing with is yourself, and I can' t think of but four people who wouldn't want to see it all returned. "Possibly retrievable" doesn't cut it. Take all any of them have whether they can trace it to the crime or not, until each dime is reimbursed, then we can be in agreement.

Anonymous said...

HUGE DIFFERENCE betweem most and all. At least to those of us with standards.

Anonymous said...

My comment of possibly retrievable was not intended to mean the government shouldn't take it all however they can. My statement was based on the inability to return items such as plastic surgery, trips, etc. Possibly, I should have said all of the money. Still no one has answered my question of how you all are finding this public information? Does anyone know?
NC

Anonymous said...

all you need is a keyboard and a connection, Or know someone who talks to much.

Anonymous said...

Great. that helps alot. I guess I will figure it out on my own.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know when Charlene's sentencing is scheduled?

Anonymous said...

I am new to this blog and have read all the comments...WOW!!!!...seems like this is very complex. How many people were actually involved? Those of you who seem to know the families, has there been any remorse shown for their actions? What stage is the investigation in? I am amazed at the boldness of these people and the deceit. AMAZING!

Anonymous said...

That depends on who you ask. Some want us all to believe that these two sisters were able to pull this off withouth their husbands having nothing to do with it on any knowledge of it. I find that rather diffcult to fathom.

Anonymous said...

I know if I showed up at home with $20 million my husband would be asking questions.

Anonymous said...

That's the part that blows me away. Some on this blog seem to believe they could pull that off. I'll be the first to admit sneaking a dress into the closet and calling it "this old thing" 2 days later, but we're talking millions of dollars.
Whomever is defending these husbands needs a serious reality check.

Anonymous said...

To the blogger two blogs ago. I don't think she actually showed up with $20 million dollars. The paper and news state that this occured over a 10 year period. Maybe they just brought a little in at a time so it was less noticeable. When is the sentencing date for the living sister?

Anonymous said...

Even if it were done over 10 years, that is still alot of money to hide. Her husband (Charlene's) is a CPA, he would have to have had an idea that everything was not above board. Unless he is the worst CPA in the state. No one seems to know when sentencing is.

Anonymous said...

If Charlene's husband is a CPA, he must not be very good at his job if he overlooked millions of dollars coming into a small company. There is no way you can convince me that he wasn't involved. The other husband may not have been involved and/or just didn't want to know what was going on. I think Charlene and her husband should be in jail. Other than trying to recover as much money as possible, I can't imagine why the government is dragging their feet.

Anonymous said...

To the blogger 3 blogs ago, you must be related to these husbands or be as blind. Ok, no, 20,000,000 didn't appear overnight, if we divide it equally between the sisters and again by the length of time they were able to continue this, they were only slipping 1,000,000 a year pass their spouses. Sorry, that's still not very believable.

Anonymous said...

You people on this blog crack me up! You can't see through all this crap that these are the people asking questions that actually are the bilkers? They want to know how some of you found out about what was retrieved after Mrs. Darlene Wooten committed suicide and Mrs. Charlene Corley was found guilty and had to turn over money from "her" business? Well, sorry, these 2 sisters didn't bilked the government out of $21 million by themselves. They weren't that smart but their husbands were. A CPA and what did the other one do? Salesman? They were running around throwing money up in the air as much as the wives were, buying up properties, cars, boats, trips, plastic surgery, on and on and on...and now, how are they doing now? One sister's gone, left behind children that probably have their lives in shambles, and apparently a husband that has moved on and found a "honey" but where is the rest of the money? I bet they know, I bet they are laying low just waiting for the government to subside, Charlene to go to jail, and then the money will flow like a champagne bottle! Why now make them work off the money every waking day of the rest of their lives, or better yet, let them go to Iraq and tend to our soldiers that are doing without such amenitities! Jail 'um or ship 'um! They make me sick! They are slime and nothing more!

Anonymous said...

Mesalinas, que por lo menos se pudra la una en la carcel y la otra ya esta donde se merece, en el infierno, puercas.
Enriqueciendose del dolor ajeno. Malditas sean y toda su progenie!!!

Anonymous said...

English Please!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe somebody's practicing a second language in anticipation of a trip abroad.....we know the money's somewhere

Anonymous said...

http://www.thestate.com/crime/story/405466.html

Check out this story. It was in The State Newspaper on May 15.

Anonymous said...

yo bro, whassup wif da Spanish stuff? please translate for us!

Anonymous said...

I checked out the story at The State, check the blog for it too. Can you believe somebody called these "good people who made a mistake"? Good people do make mistakes, but they don't make that mistake a lifestyle, especially at the expense of others.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see in that article that "Sisters'" is plural. My heart breaks for the children involved but husbands and honeys need no sympathy.

Anonymous said...

Both sisters were involved and both sisters are being held responsible accrording to the paper. It will be interesting to see what the rest of the investigation proves about the husband's involvement. My heart breaks for the children and the families of the sisters. I am sure their families are distraught, embarassed and will also suffer. It is my understanding that their parents are still living. I'm sure it's a living hell for them.

Anonymous said...

Any word on sentencing? I saw on ABC news that the sentencing had been delayed.

Anonymous said...

I saw the same report, sounds like they want to sieze all they can before the sentencing. Not sure why. They made no mention of the other sister's properties. I'd be curious how much of that the government got back.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the deceased's husband is on a spending spree. What's up with that?

Anonymous said...

I believe his wife's mother recently passed away and she received an inheritence. I wouldn't jump to conclusions.

Anonymous said...

Recently..........? They aren't wasting any time. I guess when money is the motivator not much else matters. I still believe what goes around comes around, the inevitable has just been delayed.

Anonymous said...

Curious...what do you think he is buying?

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight he's gone through or is hiding what one wife stole, now he's spending the inheritance of the second Mrs poor dead mother? This guys got a pair.

Anonymous said...

They're keeping somebody busy at the DMV

Anonymous said...

Once Again, another assumtion. Why do you think HE is spending the money? The wife could be the one spending her own inheritence. Is that a crime?

Anonymous said...

Spend hers, hid his, whats the difference since neither of them has a conscience. Just can't wait to see it bite both of them in the A**.

Anonymous said...

When you get married his and hers becomes theirs. Doesn't matter where the money came from, if they're spending anything, from any source and the government hasn't been paid IN FULL, somethings wrong.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? The wife and her deceased mom had NOTHING to do with what Darlene and Charlene did. Show some compassion. The wife lost her mom.

Anonymous said...

The only compassion is for the children. To get any, you have to be capable of it yourself.

It won't be long she'll spend through that, then they just may have to find all he's hiding.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like this couple is all about the spending, spending and spending. I agree with the previous blogger that there must be some hidden somewhere. What does this husband do for a living? Does he work? He evidently hitched onto someone that was about to receive an inheritance. How convenient for him.

Anonymous said...

If you have no compassion for someone who lost their mother, you have no business posting a comment on this site. The new wife and the husband both have jobs and the husband has been more than cooperative with the investigation.

Anonymous said...

Let's get back to what this blogs about. The compassion goes to the mothers of those who have come home from Iraq and Afghanistan in Body Bags. You want compassion for a family living high on the millions of dollars they charged for a screw?

Of course he's co-operating, what option does he have? But he's still in their house, he's still prospering and our soldiers are still dieing.

Perhaps she does deserve compassion, not so much because she lost her mother, but because they're both so blinded as to how they could possibly be obligated to do anything but take such excellent care of themselves.

Anonymous said...

I can assure you that the new wife and her husband are not living high on the millions of dollars his late wife and sister in law scammed from the government. The new wife deserves as much compassion for the loss of her mother as do the mother's of soldiers killed in Afghanastan since she and her mother had nothing to do with this whole scam. The new wife married into it and she is having to deal with all the back lash from all of you. She is definently NOT living a financially "GOOD" life.

Anonymous said...

Compassion is something you have to be capable of showing others before you can expect to see it shown for yourself. She does NOT deserve that same compassion. She's given NOTHING. All they understands is take.

All his debt has not been paid to the government anything he has should be subject to seizure until every last dime has been returned.

Had my wife stolen these millions I would feel obligated to return each dime, no matter how I came to receive it.

And the only way they'd be dealing with this backlash would be if they were reading this blog. Someone's already informed us they were much to busy for that.

Anonymous said...

what part does "she" not get. Apparently, this new Mrs. knows and has experienced all the benefits of what the so called scammers purchased with this money. Don't tell me she didn't enjoy and is not enjoying the beach homes, cars, etc. that were purchased not only with his late wife's and sister-in-law's stolen money but she knew good and well "he" was living it up as well. What kind of dick is this guy? Who does he think he is fooling? He was spending as fast as the money was coming in himself!

Anonymous said...

Until every dime stolen is paid back, I don't care where the money comes from, they're scum if they're spending anything.

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that Charlene Corley won't be serving time and won't be losing her house which is outrageous! She should be behind bars now and her home and all her assets should be sold to repay the government for every dime she and her sister stole from our soldiers. I am outraged at the inefficiency of our legal system.

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