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The dates at the beginning of each listing are approximate. Access to the links may be restricted.

2006: Representative Randy (Duke) Cunninghamconvicted of bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion.

Scot J. Paltrow, “Prosecutors May Widen Congressional-Bribe Case,” Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2006

1992-94: Representative Jay Kimguilty of federal campaign violations in his 1992 campaign.

Capital Hill Blue, August 18, 1999

1986: Representative Bobbi Fiedler, charged with political corruption and accused of offering $100,000 to a rival if he would withdraw from the senatorial primary. The indictment was dismissed by Judge Robert Altman.

Roger M. Grace, “Reiner, on Vacation, Incommunicado, Puts Powers of DA’s Office in Garcetti’s Hands,” Metropolitan News-Enterprise, December 9, 2009, page 7

1974: Representative Richard T. Hanna, convicted in an influence-buying scandal.

David Haldane, “Richard Hanna: Congressman Sent to Prison in Bribery Scandal,” Los Angeles Times,  June 13, 2001

1954: Representative Ernest K. Bramblettconvicted of making false statements to the House Disbursing Office in a scheme that padded his office payroll to conceal kickbacks.

“The Congress: Kickback,” Time, February 22, 1954 

1936: Representative John H. Hoeppel, convicted of trying to sell an appointment to the West Point Military Academy.

David Rosenzweig, “Tucker Is Fourth California Congressman to Be Convicted Since 1936,” ”Los Angeles Times,” December 9, 1995


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