Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Congressional Criminal History

This is a great way to celebrate the final indictment of Senator Tubes. From the Washington Independent, Members of Congress Charged With a Crime, 1798 - 2008.

After the indictment of Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, on July 29, 2008, TWI got to wondering how many members of Congress came before him. The answer: at least 100. Stevens shares the list with characters like Sen. John Smith, D-Ohio, who, around 1807, was indicted for treason as a co-conspirator with Aaron Burr against the United States. He was eventually acquitted.
My favorite:
M. Alfred Michaelson (R-Ill.) 5/9/29
Violating Prohibition by importing liquor
* Acquitted 10/19/29

1 comment:

  1. I think you'd really enjoy this video of Ted Stevens' wiretapped phone call:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nHR-E_tZTE

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