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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 from Asherton, Texas, United States of America
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 from Stoddard County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Missouri, Dexter
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) from Kentucky, Floyd County, United States, with Territories
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
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 from Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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) from Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 872
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) from Hindman, Kentucky, United States of America
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 from Murray, Kentucky, United States of America
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) from Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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) from Saint John, Canada
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) from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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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) from Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Accepting Bribes.
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David Durenberger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Age 84 from St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA
Misuse of Public funds.
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Donald E. "Buz"... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
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 from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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) from Fresno, California, United States of America
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) from Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America
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Fred Richmond is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Corrupt U.S. Congressmen and Congresswomen
Age 95 from Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
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) from Tetonia, Idaho, United States of America
Failing to file out Disclosure Forms. Served 15 months.