More than a dozens of members of Congress have been convicted of crimes over the past 25 years, including several on corruption charges similar to those for which former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was convicted.
|Anthony Weiner (D-NY)||Convicted||Sent sexually explicit photos of himself to a 15-year-old girl. He was forced to register with the sexual offenders register.|
|Corrine Brown (D-FL)||Convicted||18 charges, including conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, scheme to conceal facts, obstruction of IRS and tax fraud.|
|Greg Gianforte (R-MT)||Pleaded guilty||Misdemeanor assault stemming from attack on a political reporter. He was re-elected and continued to serve.|
|Chaka Fattah (D-PA)||Convicted||23 counts of racketeering, fraud, and other corruption charges|
|Dennis Hastert (R-IL, Speaker of the House)||Pleaded guilty||Illegal bank transactions in payment of $3.5 million to quash allegations of sexual misconduct with a student when Hastert was a high school teacher and coach|
|Michael Grimm (R-NY)||Pleaded guilty||Felony tax evasion. This was the fourth count in a 20-count indictment brought against him for improper use of campaign funds|
|Trey Radel (R-FL)||Convicted||Possession of cocaine|
|Rick Renzi (R-AZ)||Convicted||17 counts including wire fraud, conspiracy, extortion, racketeering, money laundering and making false statements to insurance regulators|
|Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL)||Pleaded guilty||1 count of wire and mail fraud in connection with his misuse of $750,000 in campaign funds|
|Laura Richardson (D-CA)||Convicted||7 counts of violating US House rules by improperly using her staff to campaign for her, destroying the evidence and tampering with witness testimony|
|William J. Jefferson (D-LA)||Convicted||11 counts of bribery (Jefferson's chief of staff, Brett Pfeffer, also convicted of bribery)|
|Bob Ney (R-OH)||Pleaded guilty||Conspiracy and making false statements|
|Duke Cunningham (R-CA)||Pleaded guilty||Conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion|
|Frank Ballance (D-NC)||Pleaded guilty||Money laundering and mail fraud|
|Bill Janklow (R-SD)||Convicted||Second-degree manslaughter for running a stop sign and killing a motorcyclist|
|Jim Traficant (D-OH)||Convicted||10 felony counts of financial corruption|
|Mel Reynolds (D-IL)||Convicted||12 counts of bank fraud. Two years earlier he was convicted of 12 counts of sexual assault, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography.|
|Austin Murphy (D-PA)||Convicted||1 count of voter fraud for filling out absentee ballots for members of a nursing home|
|Wes Cooley (R-OR)||Convicted||1 county lying on voter information pamphlet about his service in the Army|
These are just the most recent convictions. Some will remember the House Banking Scandal of the early 90s, with six convictions of members on banking and other financial crimes, and the Abscam sting case in 1980, where fake "Arabs" tried to bribe 31 congressmen. Seven were ultimately convicted and sentenced to prison.
Sources: Washington Post, Wikipedia
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