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Leah Stone
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A list of all corrupt Congressmen, with photos where possible. Here you'll find Congressional members with criminal records, a description of their illegal activity, and when applicable, their sentencing or time served in jail. Common trangressions for the U.S. Congressmen and congress women on this list are bribery, tax evasion, fraud, use of misappropriated funds, and possession of illegal drugs.  For some, breaking the law was the end of their politcal career, but a suprising number of these  disgraced politicians somehow managed to rebound. 

Some of these politicians may have committed crimes that had nothing to do with their political careers. That said, we expect our lawmakers to be the most law-abiding citizens among us, and when they are not, it can be hard to view them as role models or worthy representatives of the citizens they serve.  

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Albert Bustamante is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Albert Bustamante age 82 - Accepting Bribes.

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Andrew J. Hinshaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Andrew J. Hinshaw age 93 - Accepting bribes. Served 1 year.

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Andrew J. May is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Andrew J. May Died at 84 (1875-1959) - Accepting bribes. Sentenced to 9 months.

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Austin Murphy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Austin Murphy age 59 - Voter Fraud.

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Barbara-Rose Collins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Barbara-Rose Collins age 78 - Violations of Law and House rules.

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Bertram Podell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Bertram Podell Conspiracy and Conflict of Interest. Served 4 months.

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Bill Janklow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Bill Janklow Died at 73 (1939-2012) - Second-Degree Manslaughter. Sentenced to 100 days.

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Buzz Lukens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Buzz Lukens Bribery and Conspiracy.

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Carl D. Perkins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Carl D. Perkins Died at 72 (1912-1984) - Check Kiting Scheme.

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Carroll Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Carroll Hubbard age 78 - Illegally funneling Money.

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Charles Diggs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Charles Diggs Died at 76 (1922-1998) - Mail fraud and Filing false Payroll Forms. Sentenced to 3 years

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Cornelius Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Cornelius Gallagher Died at 78 (1854-1932) - Tax evasion. Served two years.

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Dan Flood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Dan Flood Bribery.

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Dan Rostenkowski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Dan Rostenkowski Died at 82 (1928-2010)

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Daniel Brewster is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Daniel Brewster Died at 84 (1923-2007) - Accepting Bribes.

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David Durenberger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
David Durenberger age 82 - Misuse of Public funds.

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Donald E. "Buz" Lukens Bribery and Conspiracy.

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Duke Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Duke Cunningham age 75 - Conspiracy to commit Bribery, Mail fraud, Wire fraud and Tax evasion. Sentenced to over 8 years.

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Ernest K. Bramblett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Ernest K. Bramblett Died at 65 (1901-1966) - False statements in connection with Payroll padding and Kickbacks

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Frank Boykin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Frank Boykin Conspiracy and Conflict of Interest.

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Frank Brasco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Frank Brasco Conspiracy to accept bribes. Sentenced to 3 months.

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Frank Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Frank Thompson Died at 71 (1918-1989)

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Fred Richmond is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Fred Richmond age 92 - Tax fraud and Possession of Marijuana. Served 9 months.

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Frederick W. Richmond is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Frederick W. Richmond Tax evasion and Possession of Marijuana. Served 9 months.

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George V. Hansen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
George V. Hansen Died at 84 (1930-2014) - Failing to file out Disclosure Forms. Served 15 months.

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Harrison A. Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Harrison A. Williams Died at 82 (1919-2001) - Bribery and Conspiracy. Sentenced to 3 years.

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J. Irving Whalley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
J. Irving Whalley Died at 78 (1902-1980) - Staff Salary kickbacks and Threatening an Employee. Suspended sentence of 3 years.

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J. Parnell Thomas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
J. Parnell Thomas Died at 75 (1895-1970) - Salary fraud. Sentenced to 18 months.

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Jack Abramoffa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Jack Abramoffa age 59 - Jack Abramoff CNMI scandal

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James F. Hastings is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
James F. Hastings age 89 - Kickbacks and Mail fraud.

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James Traficant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
James Traficant Died at 73 (1941-2014) - Bribery, Racketeering and Tax evasion. Sentenced to 8 years.

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Jay Kim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Jay Kim age 78 - Illegal Campaign contributions. Sentenced to two months house arrest.

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Jesse Helms is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Jesse Helms Died at 87 (1921-2008) - Voter Caging.

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Jim Traficant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Jim Traficant Financial Corruption. Sentenced to 8 years.

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Joe Kolter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Joe Kolter Conspiracy. Sentenced to 6 months.

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John Albaugh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen

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John Jenrette is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
John Jenrette age 79 - Bribery and Conspiracy. Sentenced to 2 years.

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John M. Murphy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen

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John V. Dowdy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
John V. Dowdy Tried to stop a Federal Invesitgation. Served 6 months for Perjury.

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Joshua Eilberg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Joshua Eilberg Died at 83 (1921-2004) - Conflict-of-Interest.

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Larry Craig is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Larry Craig age 71 - Disorderly Conduct in a Minneapolis airport.

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Mario Biaggi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Mario Biaggi age 99 - Obstruction of Justice and Accepting Illegal Gratuities; Bribery.. Sentenced to 2½ years.

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Martin B. McKneally is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Martin B. McKneally Died at 78 (1914-1992) - Failing to file Income tax return.

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Mary Rose Oakar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Mary Rose Oakar age 77 - Misdemeanor Campaign Finance.

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Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Michael Myers age 39 - Bribery. Sentenced to 3 years.

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Pat Swindall is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Pat Swindall age 65 - Perjury.

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Raymond Lederer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Raymond Lederer Bribery. Sentenced to 3 years.

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Richard Kelly is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Richard Kelly age 42 - Bribery and Corruption. Served 13 months.

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Richard T. Hanna is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Richard T. Hanna Died at 87 (1914-2001)

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Richard Tonry is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Richard Tonry Received Illegal Campaign contributions.