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Corrupt Republicans 

Leah Stone
Updated March 21, 2020 102.9k views 19 items

The Republican party is no stranger to corruption, as this list of corrupt Republicans (with photos where possible) proves. These are Republican politicians with criminal records; they have been found guilty in a court of law. Since the United States is based on the rule of law, it's crucially important that it's political leaders uphold the laws of the land. But some of our trusted leads went from beloved figures to crooked politicians in no time. Some even became actual Republican criminals!  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. Who are the most corrupt Republicans? This list takes a look at those members of the GOP who disgraced the party.
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Corrupt Republicans
Photo: Department of Defense/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

The 37th President of the United States resigned from office following the Watergate Scandal in the 1970s. Nixon was officially pardoned by President Gerald Ford in 1974

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Albert Fall
Albert Fall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Corrupt Republicans
Photo: Harris & Ewing/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Albert G. Fall was the secretary of the interior under President Warren G. Harding. He was found guilty of bribery in relation to the Teapot Dome Scandal

Andrew J. Hinshaw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Corrupt Republicans
Photo: US Government Printing Office/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Hinshaw, a Republican congressman from California, was charged with bribery, embezzlement, and misappropriation of public funds in the 1970s. 

Bernard Kerik is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Corrupt Republicans
Photo:  Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0

The former New York City police commissioner was imprisoned for tax fraud and lying to public officials.