7 Infamous Arrested Politicians

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Dan Rostenkowski (cont)

The initial investigation was shut down by top Democrats in the House of Representatives despite protests from the chief of the Capitol Police, Frank Kerrigan. The United States Postal Service and the United States House Committee on House Administration would start investigations of their own but it would be the Justice Department and future U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, that would bring charges against Rostenkowski.

He would be charged with a whole laundry list of crimes including using Congressional funds to buy gifts, paying employees that didn’t exist, and tampering with a Grand Jury witness, to name a few. He would eventually plead guilty to reduced charges of mail fraud in 1996 and was sentenced to 17 months in prison, of which he served 15 at the Oxford Federal Correctional Institution in Wisconsin and the remaining two in a halfway house. In December 2000, Rostenkowski was pardoned by President Clinton.

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  1. Civilized people are supposed to pave paths for better future of everyone , regardless different racial background. because unity and honest lifts and builds a nation to be strong. while building a nation or a home or a relationship on corrupt minds and corrupt behaviors is like living in rotten homes that will eventually destroy your hopes.

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