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 94 - 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 62 - Voter Fraud.

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Barbara-Rose Collins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
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
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 80 - 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 83 - 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 76 - 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 94 - 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.

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Harrison A. Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 60 - 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
age 92 - Kickbacks and Mail fraud.

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James Traficant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Dec. 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
age 79 - 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
Dec. 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
John Albaugh

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John Jenrette is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
age 81 - 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
Dec. 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
age 72 - 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
age 100 - 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
Dec. 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
age 78 - Misdemeanor Campaign Finance.

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Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
age 42 - 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
age 67 - 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
age 43 - 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
Dec. 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.