7 Infamous Arrested Politicians

Arrested Politicians
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2. Tom DeLay

During his time as a representative from Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives between 1985 and 2006, Tom DeLay also served as majority whip (1995–2003) and majority leader (2003–06) where he would earn the nickname “The Hammer” for his ability to bring fellow Republicans into line through the use of threats. Unfortunately for DeLay, the only hammer he would end up with would be the hammer of justice.

Although there have been questions from House Democrats about DeLay’s conflicts of interest involving campaign fund-raising and his close relationship with lobbyists since the mid-1990s, it wouldn’t be until 2005 that the hammer would fall on his political career. A Texas grand jury would indict Delay on charges of conspiracy to violate state election laws in a 2002 campaign fund-raising scheme, with charges of money laundering being added the following week.

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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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