The conservative, anti-government activist who attended tea party events and protests and who was recently arrested for a long series of threats to US Senator Barbara Boxer was plenty mad at free-spending big government — but that didn’t stop him from taking advantage of federally subsidized housing intended for the disadvantaged.
Turns out that 48 year old Gregory Lee Giusti wasn’t just mad at the liberal California Democrat.
In fact, it was another victim of his tirades and threats that helped authorities get the goods on Giusti — or rather victims, plural. In this case, it was the Baptist Church Giusti joined in 1999 but was asked to leave in 2005 because of menacing behavior. He’s apparently been harassing them in a series of anonymous phone calls over the last five years. So when the feds were looking into at least four dozen calls to Pelosi’s home and offices and found numerous calls from Giusti to officials with the church, they discovered yet another faced of the complex Mr Giusti’s activities.
Oh yeah, and he was also arrested in 2004 for threatening to kill a conductor after being removed from a train in San Mateo.
But, really, the cherry on top has got to be that Giusti, railing bitterly about big government, was the recipient of federal housing aid.
Get the whole ludicrous — but scary — story at the San Francisco Chronicle.