Weird History Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen  

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
age 83 - Accepting Bribes.

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Andrew J. Hinshaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
age 95 - 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
Dec. 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
age 63 - Voter Fraud.

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Barbara-Rose Collins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
age 79 - 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 81 - Illegally funneling Money.

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Charles Diggs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 82 (1928-2010)

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Daniel Brewster is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Dec. 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
age 84 - Misuse of Public funds.

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Donald E.
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
age 77 - 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 71 (1918-1989)

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Fred Richmond is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
age 95 - 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
Dec. at 84 (1930-2014) - Failing to file out Disclosure Forms. Served 15 months.