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Sentences of Other Congressmen Convicted of Crimes
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking ^ | Published: Jul 30, 2002 | The Associated Press

Posted on 07/31/2002 4:23:16 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK

Sentences of Other Congressmen Convicted of Crimes

Published: Jul 30, 2002

Since the 1970s, more than a dozen congressmen have been convicted in criminal court. Their cases and sentences include:

- Rep. Andrew J. Hinshaw, R-Calif., spent a year in jail after being convicted in 1976 of accepting bribes when he was county tax assessor. He lost the primary election and resigned at the end of his term.

- Rep. Charles Diggs Jr., D-Mich., was convicted in 1978 of operating a payroll kickback scheme in his congressional office. He served seven months of a three-year prison term. He was re-elected, then resigned in 1980.

- Rep. Michael Myers, D-Pa., served 20 1/2 months of a three-year prison sentence for accepting bribes from FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen. He was convicted in 1980 and expelled from Congress.

- Four other House members were convicted in the Arab businessmen bribery scandal: Democratic Reps. John Murphy of New York, Frank Thompson of New Jersey, John Jenrette of South Carolina and Raymond Lederer of Pennsylvania. Thompson and Murphy were sentenced to three years; Jenrette, two years; and Lederer, one year.

- Rep. Mario Biaggi, D-N.Y., was convicted in 1988 of extorting nearly $2 million from defense contractor Wedtech Corp. He resigned from Congress and served two years and two months of an eight-year sentence. He was defeated for re-election in 1992.

- Rep. Mel Reynolds, D-Ill., was sentenced in 1995 to five years in prison for having sex with an underage campaign worker. He resigned from Congress, then was sentenced in 1997 to 6 1/2 years for bank fraud and other violations. The second sentence, which was to run at the same time as first, was commuted in 2001 by President Clinton.

- Rep. Walter Tucker III, D-Calif., was sentenced in 1996 to two years and three months in prison for accepting and demanding bribes while mayor of a Los Angeles suburb. He resigned from Congress a week after his 1995 conviction.

- Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill., pleaded guilty in 1996 to two felony mail fraud charges, lost re-election and served 15 months in prison. Clinton pardoned him in 2000.


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An R in a sea of D'S !
1 posted on 07/31/2002 4:23:16 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: sistergoldenhair
ping
2 posted on 07/31/2002 4:24:39 PM PDT by facedown
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Well, isn't this the most interesting information.
3 posted on 07/31/2002 4:34:32 PM PDT by Utah Girl
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Where's Rosty?

-PJ

4 posted on 07/31/2002 4:37:44 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too
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To: Political Junkie Too
Rosty is last on the list...JFK
5 posted on 07/31/2002 4:39:05 PM PDT by BADROTOFINGER
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To: BADROTOFINGER
Duh... I must not have scrolled down to the bottom. Sorry...
6 posted on 07/31/2002 4:40:47 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too
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To: Political Junkie Too
Dont apologize, it is worth reading twice anyhow...JFK
7 posted on 07/31/2002 4:46:18 PM PDT by BADROTOFINGER
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
..." - Rep. Mel Reynolds, D-Ill., was sentenced in 1995 to five years in prison for having sex with an underage campaign worker. He resigned from Congress, then was sentenced in 1997 to 6 1/2 years for bank fraud and other violations. The second sentence, which was to run at the same time as first, was commuted in 2001 by President Clinton. "...

Gee whiz, how come this one is of no surprise to anyone?
8 posted on 07/31/2002 4:51:07 PM PDT by Vidalia
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Why was Traficant nailed to the wall while Torricelli got a pass? Traficant had the gaul to attack clinton while Torch propped him up.
9 posted on 07/31/2002 4:55:00 PM PDT by copycat
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
You forgot Cranston. Sank the country billions in debt for relatively small sums to get get regulators to back off. Dem.
10 posted on 07/31/2002 4:57:26 PM PDT by BJungNan
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To: copycat
Trafficant got 8 years, but he won't serve anywhere near all of it.
11 posted on 07/31/2002 4:57:52 PM PDT by Britton J Wingfield
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To: backhoe
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12 posted on 07/31/2002 5:05:39 PM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
"An R in a sea of D'S !

Yeah, but its Kalifornia R! :0

13 posted on 07/31/2002 5:07:13 PM PDT by subterfuge
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To: subterfuge
I was wondering if someone would catch that ....good eye subterfuge !
14 posted on 07/31/2002 5:30:57 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

"Congress is rushing to pass a bill outlawing corporate fraud. If they really want to outlaw fraud, maybe they should just pass a bill outlawing Congress."

"If drugs make you stupid what does that say about someone who declares war on them, inanimate objects that they are, and is losing?"

 It's a war against people.

15 posted on 07/31/2002 5:51:59 PM PDT by Zon
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK; Howlin
BEAM ME UP!
16 posted on 07/31/2002 5:55:57 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK; Howlin
Wasn't the impeached *Crinton (Libdem/Chicom, NY, AR, UN) convicted of SOMETHING?
17 posted on 07/31/2002 6:01:28 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
At least one missing. Nick Mavroules, D-MA, pleaded guilty to a number of felonies (bribery, etc) in 1991.

This list is more complete, but I think he's reaching on a couple of cases. There are a couple of forgotten crooked Rs on there, too (remember Jay Kim?)

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F

18 posted on 07/31/2002 6:50:59 PM PDT by Criminal Number 18F
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To: Howlin; Miss Marple
Something for the reference library.
19 posted on 07/31/2002 6:55:26 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Vidalia
was commuted in 2001 by President Clinton. "...

And went to work for Jesse Jackson immediately!

20 posted on 07/31/2002 7:03:54 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
You are so right, and ... today, Roger Hedgecock made a statement which was right on! He said, "the reason Torricelli did not get thrown out is because Daschle needs him in the Senate, and the other guy (Trafficant) is not needed in the House.

I believe that is the reason one got punished and the other didn't - it's all about POWER! and it has nothing to do with whatever crime either of them committed.
21 posted on 07/31/2002 8:16:08 PM PDT by CyberAnt
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