List of corrupt Reagan era politicians with photos where possible. Reagan administration corruption at its source. These are politicians with criminal records; they have been found guilty in a court of law. The United States is a republic, which means law is king. To be a politician and convicted of breaking the law then is to be corrupt. Fortunately for these politicians, most of them seem to have dodged the political graveyard, and many disgraced politicians have managed to rebound. Criminal politics is nothing new, and fortunately some of these politicians may have committed crimes that had nothing to do with their political careers. That said, our lawmakers should support the law more-so than any of us. Some of these politicians have been in prison. Perhaps if they hadn't done the crime they would have stayed out of trouble.