Amazing, how many Crooked politicians we have had in Government!

Crooked politicians are a scourge on our republic. I took comfort that at least as far as I went the (D)’s outnumbered the (R)’s

State Representative Oliver Robinson (D) was convicted of bribery. (2017)
Governor of Alabama Robert J. Bentley (R) resigned after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges: failing to file a major contribution report, in violation of Code of Alabama § 17-5-8.1(c); and knowingly converting campaign contributions to personal use, in violation of Code of Alabama § 36-25-6.” (2017)
Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mike Hubbard (R) was convicted on 12 of 23 felony charges. (2016)
State Representative Cam Ward (R) was arrested and pleaded guilty to DUI. (2015)
State Representative Greg Wren (R) pleaded guilty to an ethics violation. He resigned from the Alabama Legislature as a condition of his plea deal and was given a 12-month suspended sentence and ordered to pay $24,000. (2014)
State Representative Terry Spicer (D) pleaded guilty to accepting more than $3000 per month in bribes. (2011) State Representative James Thomas (D) convicted of sexual assault. (2010)


State Senator Frank Antenori (R) convicted of trespassing. (2016)[8] State Representative Ceci Velasquez (D) was convicted of theft.(2016)[9] State Representative Richard Miranda (D) pleaded guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion.[10] (2012)
State Representative Ben Arredondo (D) was charged with bribery, fraud and extortion. He was sentenced to 18 months of house arrest. (2012)[11][12] State Senator Scott Bundgaard (R) agreed to participate in domestic violence classes for six months after assaulting his girlfriend. (2011)[13] Local
Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona Joe Arpaio (R) was found guilty of criminal contempt of court for violating a court order regarding immigration enforcement. He was pardoned soon after by President Donald Trump (R) (2017)
Nogales Mayor Octavio Garcia Von Borstel (D) was arrested on fraud, theft and money laundering charges. He was ultimately convicted of bribery charges and received a three and a half year prison term. He was sentenced to seven years probation on the fraud charges. (2014)


State Representative Micah Neal (R) was convicted of taking $38K of public money in kickbacks as part of the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District (2017)
State Representative Steven B. Jones (D) convicted of bribery. (2015)
State Senator Paul Bookout (D) pleaded guilty to mail fraud. (2014)
Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas Mark Darr (R) was fined for multiple ethics violations. (2014)
State Treasurer Martha Shoffner (D) convicted on the charges of extortion and bribery and sentenced to 30 months. (2014)
State Representative Hudson Hallum (D) pleaded guilty to voter bribing. (2012)


State Senator Ron Calderon (D) brother of Tom was convicted of money laundering. (2016)
State Assemblyman Tom Calderon (D) brother of Ron was convicted of money laundering. (2016)
State Senator Leland Yee (D) charged with bribery, public corruption and gun trafficking.(2014)
State Senator Roderick Wright (D) was convicted of eight counts of perjury and voter fraud. He was sentenced to 90 days and barred him from ever holding public office again and will be required to perform 1,500 hours of community service and three years’ probation under the terms of his conviction. (2014)
State Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D) was charged with felony grand theft after being caught on video surveillance allegedly shoplifting $2,445 worth of merchandise from San Francisco’s Neiman Marcus store. She was sentenced to $180 fine and three years probation and was ordered to stay more than 50 feet from the store. (2011)
Mayor of San Diego Bob Filner (D) given three months of house arrest, three years probation, and partial loss of his mayoral pension after pleading guilty to state charges of false imprisonment and battery. (2013)[36] Chairman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Bill Postmus (R) pleaded guilty to accepting a $100K bribe in connection with a local real estate development.(2010)

State Representative Timothy J. Leonard (R) was found guilty of Contempt of Court and sentenced to 14 days in jail.(2016)
State Senator Steve King (R) pleaded guilty to embezzlement of public property and misdemeanor first-degree official misconduct. Sentenced to serve two years probation and complete 80 hours of useful public service. (2015)
State Representative Douglas Bruce (R), was convicted on four counts of felony criminal activity including, money laundering, attempted improper influence of a public official, and tax fraud. He was sentenced on February 13, 2012, to a total of 180 days in jail, $49,000 in fines, and six months of probation which included extensive disclosure requirements. (2011)[45][46] Secretary of State Scott Gessler (R) was found guilty of violating Colorado’s ethics laws by using state money to attend a Republican event in Florida (2012)


State Representative Victor Cuevas (D) convicted of bank fraud. (2016)
State Senator Ernie Newton (D) was sentenced to six months in prison for three counts of illegal practices in campaign financing.[49] Newton had also been sentenced to four years for federal charges of accepting a $5,000 bribe, evading taxes and pilfering campaign contributions to pay for personal expenses.(2015)
State Representative Christina Ayala (D) convicted of election fraud. (2014)

State Senator Thomas Gaffey (D) convicted of larceny.(2011)
Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut Eddie Perez (D), was sentenced to eight years, suspended after three years, with three years in prison, to be followed by three years of probation for corruption. (2010)


State Representative Daisy Baez (D) convicted of perjury. (2017)
State Representative Dwayne L. Taylor (D) convicted of fraud. (2017)
State Representative Dane Eagle (R) pleaded guilty to reckless driving and was sentenced to 6 months of probation.(2014)
State Senator M. Mandy Dawson (D) convicted of fraud. (2011)
Port St. Lucie Mayor Patricia Christensen (D) was convicted of theft of campaign funds. In a guilty plea agreement, she was sentenced to probation. (2011)
North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau (D) was convicted on felony charges of participating in an $11 million mortgage fraud scheme. She faces up to 30 years in prison for conspiracy and wire fraud convictions. On March 20, 2015 she was sentenced to 65 months.(2014)


State Representative Tyrone Brooks (D) convicted of tax fraud. (2015)[61] State Senator Charles Walker (D) was convicted of 127 felony charges related to various schemes. Walker paid $698,047 in restitution and another $200,000 in fines and court fees. (2013)
Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter (R) resigned and pleaded guilty to bribery. (2012)

Honolulu City Councillor Rod Tam (D) jailed for theft.


State Senator John McGee (R) pleaded guilty to probation violation and a disturbing the peace charge related to sexual harassment that had occurred at the Idaho State Capital Building and was jailed for 44 days. (2012) He had previously been arrested for grand theft auto and driving under the influence. McGee pleaded guilty to DUI and was sentenced to 180 days, serving 5 in jail, plus community service, 175 days probation, plus fines and restitution. (2011)

State Representative Keith Farnham (D) convicted of distributing child pornography. (2014)
State Representative Derrick Smith (D) was arrested and convicted of accepting a $7000 bribe. (2014)
State Representative La Shawn K. Ford (D) pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor tax charge. (2014)
State Representative Constance A. Howard (D) convicted of mail fraud. (2013)
State Representative Ron Stephens (R) was found guilty of repeated drug abuse and DUI(2010)
East Chicago City Councillor Robert Battle (D) convicted of murder.(2016)[76] Alderman of Chicago William Beavers (D) convicted of tax fraud. (2013)[77] Alderman of Chicago Sandi Jackson (D) pleaded guilty to one count of filing false tax returns. (2013)

Comptroller and Treasurer of Dixon, Rita Crundwell (D) was sentenced to 19 years and 7 months in prison for fraud. (2013)
Alderman of Chicago Isaac Carothers (D) convicted of corruption. (2010)

Mayor-elect of Markham, Illinois, Roger Agpawa (D) convicted of mail fraud in 1999


Secretary of State Charlie White (R) was convicted on 6 of 7 felony charges including perjury, theft and voter fraud. (2012)
Mayor of East Chicago George Pabey (D) was convicted by a federal court jury on September 24, 2010, of conspiracy and theft of government funds. (2010)


State Senator Kent Sorenson (R) pleaded guilty to one count of falsely reporting expenditures and one count of obstruction of justice. (2013)

State Representative Trent K. LeDoux (R) pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud. He was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison for defrauding Farmers and Merchants Bank of Colby, Kan., of more than $460,000.(2014)
District Judge Timothy Henderson (R) was found guilty of “repeated inappropriate and offensive remarks” to female staff members and female prosecutors” and was suspended for 90 days without pay(2015)

State Representative Keith Hall (D) was convicted of bribery and sentenced to 7 years in prison. (2016)
State Representative Ben Waide (R) convicted of campaign violations. (2016)

Commissioner of Agriculture Richie Farmer (R) was convicted of corruption and sentenced to 27 months in prison. (2014)


State Representative Girod Jackson, III (D) convicted of tax evasion. (2013)
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin (D) was found guilty on 20 counts of bribery and was sentenced to ten years in federal prison. (2014)[94] Mayor of New Roads Thomas “Tommy” Nelson (D) was convicted of racketeering. (2010)
Mayor of Mandeville Eddie Price III (R) was sentenced to 60 months on charges of income tax evasion and corruption.(2010)


State Representative David R. Burns (R) pleaded guilty to misdemeanor forgery and theft charges and was sentenced to 6 months. (2012)
State Representative Frederick Wintle (R), pleaded guilty to a concealed weapons charge (2011).


State Delegate Don H. Dwyer Jr. (R) was operating a motorboat when it collided with another vessel injuring 5 others. Dwyer pleaded guilty to the charges, but appealed his 30-day jail sentence. The sentence was ultimately upheld after another incident in which Dwyer was stopped and arrested for a DUI and received an additional 30-day sentence, for a total of 60 days.(2012)
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold (R) convicted of misconduct in office. (2013)[105] Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) pleaded guilty to extortion and, witness and evidence tampering.[106] He was sentenced to seven years and three months in Butner federal prison in North Carolina. He was also fined $100,000. (2011)
Prince George’s County Councillor Leslie Johnson (D), was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for political corruption. (2011)
Mayor of Baltimore Sheila Dixon (D) was convicted of fraudulent misappropriation and was sentenced to four years of probation. (2010)


State Representative Carlos Henriquez (D) was convicted of two counts assault and battery charges and sentenced to 2.5 years, with six months to be served in the Middlesex County House of Correction and Jail in Billerica, Massachusetts and the remaining two years to be spent on probation. (2014)

State Representative Stephen Stat Smith (D) pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of deprivation of rights under color of law for his role in a voter fraud scheme. (2012)
Speaker of the House Salvatore DiMasi (D) was found guilty of using his position to secure multimillion-dollar state contracts for Cognos, a business intelligence software company, in exchange for kickbacks. (2011)
State Senator Anthony D. Galluccio (D) was given one year in prison after failing a sobriety test and violating his probation from a previous hit and run accident. (2010)
East Longmeadow Selectman Enrico “Jack” Villamaino (R) pleaded guilty to charges of voter fraud during his state representative campaign in which he admitted to changing 280 party affiliations from Democrat to un-enrolled. He was sentenced to one year in the house of corrections and one year probation. (2012)
Boston Councillor Chuck Turner (Green Party) was expelled from the Boston City Council on December 1, 2010, following his conviction on federal bribery charges. (2010)


State Representative Brian Banks (D) was convicted of fraud for filing false financial statements (2017)
State Senator Virgil Smith, Jr. (D) was convicted of assault and was sentenced to 10 months in jail, five years of probation and not be allowed to hold public office. (2015)

Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court Diane Hathaway (D) was sentenced to 366 days in Prison for criminal mortgage fraud. (2013)[118] State Representative Brian Palmer (R) pleaded no contest to one count of Neglect of Duty by a Public Official. The conviction stems from Palmer using his position to assist the ring-leaders in a $9 million Ponzi scheme. Since Palmer lost $400K of his own money and assisted authorities in their investigation, he received a reduced sentence.(2013)
Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III (D) convicted of misconduct. (2016)
Mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick (D) was sentenced to 18 months to 5 years in prison for violating his probation in 2010. In 2013 he was sentenced to 28 years in prison for federal charges including racketeering and extortion. (2013)
Detroit City Council member Monica Conyers (D) pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit bribery and served just over 27 months at the Alderson Federal Prison Camp in West Virginia. (2010)


State Representative Greg Davis (R) was indicted on state charges of embezzlement, false pretense and making fraudulent statements. He was convicted and sentenced to serve 2 1/2 years in state prison.(2012).
Judge Bobby DeLaughter (D) pleaded guilty of one count of lying to the FBI and was sentenced to 18 months in prison. (2010)


State Representative Steve Webb (D) convicted of theft. (2013)
Governor of Missouri Roger B. Wilson (D) on May 12, 2012, was fined $2,000 by the Missouri Ethics Commission.[128] In July he was sentenced to two years of probation on the money laundering charge. (2012)
State Representative Ray Salva (D) convicted of fraud. (2011)

Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives Rod Jetton (R) was arrested for “recklessly causing serious physical injury” to an unnamed woman during sadomasochistic sex and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault. He was sentenced to probation and fined.(2010)


State Senator Jason Priest (R) pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and resisting arrest. (2014)
State Senator Art Wittich (R) was found guilty of campaign violations by coordinating with and taking illegal corporate contributions from, the Western Tradition Partnership. (2014)
State Representative Tony Belcourt (D) was convicted of four federal corruption charges involving projects on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation. He was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison. (2014)
State Representative Mike Miller (R) was found guilty of accepting unlawful contributions from Western Traditional Partnership and agreed to pay a $4,000 fine and not run for public office for four years. (2010)[138] State Representative Joel Boniek (R) was found guilty of “quid pro quo corruption” in taking $9,060 in contributions from Western Tradition Partnership. (2010)


State Assemblyman Steven Brooks (D) convicted of making threats to kill. (2013)
Clark County Recorder Frances Deane (R) was found guilty of 3 felony counts of theft & misconduct and sentenced to 5 yrs probation (2010)

New Jersey

Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Bill Baroni (R) convicted over the Fort Lee lane closure controversy (2016)

State Assemblyman Alberto Coutinho (D) convicted of theft and falsifying records. (2013)
State Assemblyman Robert Schroeder (R) pled guilty to misconduct and theft (2012)
State Assemblyman Neil M. Cohen (D) jailed for child pornography. (2010)
State Assemblyman Anthony Chiappone (D) jailed for filing false campaign finance reports. (2010)
Mayor of Trenton Tony F. Mack (D) was indicted for bribery, fraud, extortion and money laundering on February 7, 2014, he was convicted on all counts. (2014) He was sentenced to nearly five years in prison.
Mayor of Hamilton John Bencivengo (R) was sentenced to 38 months in prison for corruption (2013)

Mayor of Perth Amboy Joseph Vas (D) and his longtime top mayoral aide, Melvin Ramos, were indicted by a federal grand jury for mail fraud, misapplication of funds, and making false statements to the Federal Election Commission. sentenced to 6 and a half years for federal corruption. (2011)

New Hampshire

State Representative Kyle Tasker (R) was charged with three drug offenses and one count of using a computer to lure a teen. The teen was actually a police officer working undercover. He was sentenced to 3–10 years.(2016)

State Representative Albert ‘Max’ Abramson (R) was found guilty of one felony count of reckless conduct for shooting a firearm. He received a suspended jail sentence and was ordered to pay a fine and complete community service. (2012)
State Representative Gary Wheaton (R) was arrested for a second offense of speeding and driving on a suspended license. He pled guilty to recklessly endangerment.(2011).

State Representative James E. Ryan (D) stole checks from contributors that were intended for the Committee to Elect House Democrats. He pled guilty to felony charges of theft, forgery and issuing bad checks.(2009)

William Denley (R) State Senator, was arrested on his third DWI, and was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 5 years loss of license. (2009)

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