We would be kidding ourselves if we thought that everyone who decides to run for public office in the United States only has the public interests as their reason to serve. We all know that there is a dark side to politics, with corruption and outright criminality always lurking in the shadows. The current events surrounding former President Trump and his mishandling of classified documents, an investigation that could lead to the former commander-in-chief being charged with a crime, is a stark reminder that no politician should be above the law.
There are plenty of politicians in modern memory who have felt the long arm of the law grab their collar when they had convinced themselves that they were above the law. With some being arrested after a criminal investigation, and others actually being charged, convicted, and sentenced to time behind bars. Here we take a look at 7 infamous arrested politicians and the crimes they committed.