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Which is the Most Corrupt Political Party in the US?

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posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 02:02 PM
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I have started here a running tally of American politicians convicted of federal corruption offences (bribery, fraud, extortion, racketeering) to give a sense of which political party in the United States has historically had the most corrupt politicians, and hence, which party has historically been the most corrupt.

This tally is limited to corruption, and excludes other criminal activity, which if added, would offer completely different results.

The politicians here range from mayors, city treasurers, and aldermen to senators, house representatives and governors. A politician is a politician.

There is no database for such information that I am aware of, so wikipedia sufficed for these purposes. For all I know, many politicians could be missing from this list. If you can think of any more politicians convicted of corruption offences, please let me know and I'll add it to the tally. Also, my counting could be off.

This is in no way a scientific analysis, and should be taken for what it is.

Sources:

American politicians convicted of federal public corruption crimes
American politicians convicted of bribery
Politicians convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States
Politicians convicted of extortion under color of official right
Politicians convicted of illegal gratuities under 18 U.S.C. § 201
Politicians convicted of racketeering
Politicians convicted under the Travel Act

Results:

Democratic Party: 111 corrupt politicians.
Republican Party: 45 corrupt politicians.

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posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 02:03 PM
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Republicans convicted of Corruption
(45 corrupt politicians):




Martin G. "Marty" Barnes (R) (March 15, 1948 – December 28, 2012) was an American Republican Party politician from Paterson, New Jersey. He served as Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey for five years. Near the end of Barnes' term, he was included in a statewide investigation of corruption in several cities. The investigation led to an forty-count indictment of Barnes handed down by United States Attorney Chris Christie on January 25, 2002.

Spiro Theodore Agnew (R) (/ˈspɪroʊ ˈæɡnjuː/; November 9, 1918 – September 17, 1996) was an American politician who served as the 39th Vice President of the United States from 1969 to 1973, under President Richard Nixon. In 1973, Agnew was investigated by the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland on charges of extortion, tax fraud, bribery, andconspiracy. He was charged with having accepted bribes totaling more than $100,000 while holding office as Baltimore County Executive, Governor of Maryland, and Vice President. On October 10 that same year, Agnew was allowed to plead no contest to a single charge that he had failed to report $29,500 of income received in 1967, with the condition that he resign the office of Vice President.

John Joe Cowdery (R) (February 11, 1930 – July 13, 2013) was a Republican member of the Alaska Senate, representing the O District from 2001 through 2008. In 2008 Cowdery was indicted on charges of conspiracy and bribery for his actions in attempting to bribe another senator to support a proposal, favored by executives in Alaska's oil industry, concerning oil leases and petroleum production taxes.

Joseph Ralph Burton (R) (November 16, 1852 – February 27, 1923) was a lawyerand United States Senator from the state of Kansas. On January 23, 1904, Burton was indicted by a Federal grand jury at St. Louis, Missouri, on the charge of having accepted $2,500 from the Rialto Grain and Securities company (a “get-rich-quick” concern), to represent Rialto before the Post Office.

Randall Harold Cunningham (R) (born December 8, 1941), usually known asRandy or Duke, is a United States Navy veteran and former Republicanmember of the United States House of Representatives from California's 50th Congressional District from 1991 to 2005. Cunningham resigned from the House on November 28, 2005, after pleading guilty to accepting at least $2.4 million in bribes and under-reporting his taxable income for 2004.

Albert Bacon Fall (R) (November 26, 1861 – November 30, 1944) was a United States Senator from New Mexico and the Secretary of the Interior underPresident Warren G. Harding, infamous for his involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal.

Michael Joseph Hogan (R) (April 22, 1871 – May 7, 1940) was a U.S. Representative from New York. In 1935, he was convicted and sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for having accepted bribes while working for the Collector of the Port of New York.

John Hipple Mitchell (R), also known as John Mitchell Hipple, John H. Mitchell, or J. H. Mitchell (June 22, 1835 – December 8, 1905) was a controversial American lawyer and politician, who served as a Republican United States Senator from Oregon on three occasions between 1873 and 1905. In 1905, Mitchell was indicted in the Oregon land fraud scandal, involving his use of political influence in the federal government to help clients with their land claims.

Richard George "Rick" Renzi (R) (born June 11, 1958) is a former American politician and was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representingArizona's 1st congressional district. Renzi was convicted on Federal criminal charges against him for his involvement in a land-swap deal.

Emmanuel Onunwor (R) (born May 24, 1952, as Emmanuel Onunwa) is a Nigerian American citizen who is a former mayor of East Cleveland, Ohio. In 2005, he was sentenced to nine years in prison for public corruption and tax evasion.

George Homer Ryan, Sr. (R) (born February 24, 1934) was the 39th Governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1999 until 2003. He was a member of the Republican Party. Ryan received national attention for his 1999 moratorium on executions in Illinois and for commuting more than 160 death sentences to life sentences in 2003. He was later convicted of federal corruption charges and spent more than five years in federal prison and seven months of home confinement.

Beverly L. "Bev" Masek (R) (née Jerue), born September 30, 1963) is a Native American, former dog sled racer, politician and businesswoman. In 2009, Masek pleaded guilty in the Alaska political corruption probe[4] and was sentenced to six months in prison with three years probation.

Vincent Albert "Buddy" Cianci, Jr. (R) (I) (/siˈænsi/, see-an-see; Italian pronunciation: [ˈtʃaŋtʃi], chahn-chee; April 30, 1941 – January 28, 2016) was an American lawyer, convicted felon, radio talk show host, politician and political commentator who served as the mayor of Providence, Rhode Island(1975–84, 1991-2002). Cianci was indicted in April 2001 on federal criminal charges of racketeering, conspiracy, extortion, witness tampering and mail fraud.

Edward Daniel DiPrete (R) (born July 8, 1934) is an American Republican Party politician from Rhode Island. he pleaded guilty to state charges of bribery, extortion and racketeering, and was sentenced to a year in prison.

Robert Budd Dwyer (R) (November 21, 1939 – January 22, 1987) was an American politician in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dwyer was found guilty on 11 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, perjury and interstate transportation in aid of racketeering, and as such faced a sentence of up to 55 years' imprisonment and a $300,000 fine.

Betty Loren-Maltese (R) is the former town president of Cicero, Illinois. She is a member of the Republican Party [1] and received national attention for her role in an insurance scam which robbed the town of $12 million.

Patrick J. Nolan (R) (born 1950) is an American lawyer, politician and conservative activist. Nolan was prosecuted as part of an FBI sting operation called Shrimpscam to target elected officials who accepted illegal campaign contributions.

– Phillip A. Hamilton (R)
Hamilton was convicted and sentenced by a U.S. district court jury to 9 1/2 years in prison for federal bribery and extortion charges in August 2011 for soliciting employees of Old Dominion University for a paid position in exchange for a legislative budget amendment that included funding for the position.


- Victor H. "Vic" Kohring (R)
Kohring was indicted on federal bribery and extortion charges on May 4, 2007. He, along with former state legislators, Republicans Pete Kott and Bruce Weyhrauch, were accused of soliciting and accepting bribes from VECO, an oilfield services company.

- Peter "Pete" Kott (R)
On May 4, 2007, Kott was one of three former or current legislators (the others being Bruce Weyhrauch (R-Juneau) and Vic Kohring(R-Wasilla) arrested and charged with bribery, extortion, and other corruption-related charges.

- Charles "Chuck" Panici (R)
In March 1992, two weeks after the death of his wife, Panici was indicted along with Gliottoni and Marshall on federal charges of racketeering, extortion and bribery.

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Daniel Van Pelt (R)
is an American Republican politician, who served in theNew Jersey General Assembly from January 8, 2008, until July 31, 2009, when he resigned after being arrested in connection with Operation Bid Rig on federal corruption charges for allegedly accepting a $10,000 bribe. He was later convicted and sentenced to 41 months in prison.

Thomas T. "Tom" Anderson (R)
Anderson faced a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine on the extortion counts; 20 years and a $500,000 fine on each of the money laundering counts; 10 years and a $250,000 fine on the bribery count; and five years and a $250,000 fine on the conspiracy count.[32] He was ultimately sentenced to a term of 60 months in prison and was required to surrender to the Federal Prison Camp in Sheridan, Oregon, on December 3, 2007.

Phillip A. Hamilton (R) (born April 9, 1952) is an AmericanRepublican Party politician. Hamilton was convicted and sentenced by a U.S. district courtjury to 9 1/2 years in prison for federal bribery and extortion charges in August 2011 for soliciting employees of Old Dominion University for a paid position in exchange for a legislative budget amendment that included funding for the position.

Victor H. "Vic" Kohring (R) (born August 2, 1958) is a former member of the Alaska House of Representatives. A Republican, he was elected to seven consecutive two-year terms beginning in 1994. Kohring represented Wasilla in District 26 and then District 14, after redistricting due to the 2000 U.S. Census. He resigned on July 19, 2007 after a corruption probe.

Ronald Conrad MacKenzie[1] (R) is an American attorney and former politician who served in the Massachusetts Senate from 1967 to 1977. He resigned following his conviction for extortion, conspiracy, and other related offenses.

Edward Martin (R) (March 7, 1936 – March 1, 2009) was mayor ofWarner Robins, Georgia from 1988 to 1994.[1][2] In 1995, then Mayor Edward Martin was charged with blackmail after another member of the city's council received a threat regarding a compromising videotape.[3]

Robert Francis "Bob" McDonnell (R) (born June 15, 1954) is an American politician. On January 21, 2014, McDonnell and his wife were indicted on federal corruption charges.

Edison Misla Aldarondo (R) (NPP) is a Puerto Rican Republicanpolitician who served as the Speaker of the Puerto Rican House of Representatives from 1997 to 2001.

Arch Alfred Moore, Jr. (R) (April 16, 1923 – January 7, 2015) was an American lawyer, convicted felon and Republican politician from West Virginia.

William T. Somers (R) (June 19, 1916 – March 14, 1994) was the 26th Mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey from 1969 to 1972. As Mayor, Somers was convicted of extortion under color of official right.[3]

Daniel Van Pelt (R) (born September 4, 1964) is an American Republican politician, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from January 8, 2008, until July 31, 2009, when he resigned after being arrested in connection with Operation Bid Rig on federal corruption charges for allegedly accepting a $10,000 bribe. He was later convicted and sentenced to 41 months in prison. In the Assembly, he represented the 9th legislative district.

-Richard Kelly (R)
was an American politician from Florida. He was a Republican convicted of taking bribes in the 1980 Abscam scandal.

Donald Edgar "Buz" Lukens (R)
was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio. His political career ended in disgrace in 1990 when he was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Six years later, he was convicted for accepting a bribe during his time in Congress.[1]

Robert Wodrow Archbald (R) (10 September 1848 – 19 August 1926) was a United States federal court judge from Pennsylvania. He was the ninth federal official on whom Articles ofImpeachment were served, and only the third to be convicted and removed from office.

Ernest King Bramblett (R) (April 25, 1901 – December 27, 1966) was a Republican United States Congressman from California. He was elected to the U.S. House in the 1946 Republican landslide when he ousted Democratic incumbent Rep. George Outland. n 1954 he was convicted of padding his office payroll to conceal kickbacks. Bramblett, a four-term lawmaker, was fined $5,000 and given a suspended two- to four-month jail sentence.

Alexander Caldwell (R) (March 1, 1830 – May 19, 1917) was a U.S. Senator from Kansas. Senatorial candidate Thomas Carney (and former Governor of Kansas), admitted that he had accepted $15,000 from Caldwell to leave the race and thereby assist in Caldwell's election in 1871.

Thomas Carney (August 20, 1824 – July 28, 1888) was the second Governor of Kansas.

David Ferdinand Durenberger (R) (born August 19, 1934) is an American politician and a former Republican member of the U.S. Senate from Minnesota. In 1995 he pleaded guilty to charges of misuse of public funds while in office, and was sentenced to one year of probation.

James Fred Hastings (R) (April 10, 1926 – October 24, 2014) was an American radio station executive and politician from New York. He was convicted of mail fraud and filing false payroll information in December 1976 and served 14 months in the United States Penitentiary, Allenwood.

Andrew Jackson Hinshaw (R) (born August 4, 1923) was a United States Representative who, in 1977, was convicted of accepting bribes from the Tandy Corporation in his previous job as Orange County, California, assessor.

William Lorimer (R) (April 27, 1861 – September 13, 1934) was a U.S. Representative from the State of Illinois. (Bribery)

Robert William "Bob" Ney (R) (born July 5, 1954) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Ohio. In 2007, he was convicted on charges of corruption and served a 30-month jail sentence.

Nehemiah George Ordway (November 10, 1828 – July 3, 1907) was an American politician who was a New Hampshire state senator and the seventh Governor of Dakota Territory. (Bribery)

Halsted Lockwood Ritter (July 14, 1868–October 15, 1951) was an American lawyer and judge. He served in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida but was impeached and removed from office, only the fourth official to be removed.



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Democrats convicted of Corruption (111 corrupt politicians):



-Mario Biaggi (D) (served from 1969 to 1988) was a U.S. Representative from New York and former New York City police officer.
– William Jennings "Bill" Jefferson (D)
On November 13, 2009, Jefferson was sentenced to thirteen years in federal prison for bribery after acorruption investigation,[2] the longest sentence ever handed down to a congressman for bribery or any other crime. He began serving that sentence in May 2012 at a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility inBeaumont, Texas.
– John Wilson Jenrette, Jr. (D)
He served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat from January 1975 until December 1980. He was convicted of accepting a bribein the FBI's Abscam operation.

- Raymond Francis Lederer (D)
Lederer was videotaped at a motel in New York on September 11, 1979, at a meeting with two undercover agents who presented themselves as representatives of a supposed Arab sheik. Accepting $50,000 in cash, he told the agents "I can give you me" in exchange for the money.

Michael J. Matthews (D) (January 7, 1934 – January 2, 2014) was Mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey from 1982 to 1984.[1] He was mayor for 21 months before he was recalled and sent to prison for extortion while serving as mayor.

Michael Joseph "Ozzie" Myers (D)
Myers is best known for his involvement in the Abscamscandal in 1980. Myers was videotaped accepting a bribe of $50,000 from undercover FBI agents on August 22, 1979.[5] On that tape, Myers is recorded saying that "money talks and bull# walks."

- Frank Thompson, Jr. (D)
In 1980, Thompson was one of six Congressmen who was implicated in the Abscam sting. His image was subsequently tarnished, and he lost a reelection bid. Thompson resigned his seat on December 29, 1980, several weeks after his defeat. In 1981, he was convicted on bribery and conspiracy charges, and sentenced to three years in prison.

Albert Garza Bustamante (D) (born April 8, 1935) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas. A Democrat, he was a prominent Hispanic member of the House. Bustamante was convicted of accepting bribes and racketeering in 1993 and was sentenced to 42 months in prison.

- James Anthony Traficant, Jr. (D)
He was expelled after being convicted of taking bribes, filing false tax returns, racketeering and forcing his aides to perform chores at his farm in Ohio and houseboat in Washington, D.C.

- Harrison Arlington "Pete" Williams, Jr. (D)
Williams was convicted on May 1, 1981 for taking bribes in the Abscam sting operation,[1]and resigned from the U.S. Senate in 1982 before a planned expulsion vote.

- James "Jim" Boyce Black (D)
Black pleaded guilty to a federal charge of public corruption on February 15, 2007, a felony carrying a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.[7] He admitted to accepting funds fromchiropractors while their professional group had legislation pending in the North Carolina General Assembly. As a result, he resigned from the General Assembly on February 14, 2007.

- Ricardo Jerome Bordallo (D)
In February 1987, Bordallo was convicted on ten counts of corruption and was sentenced to nine years in prison and fined more than $100,000. He was accused of receiving over $100,000 worth of bribes and extortion in connection with favors he performed in office for campaign contributions. His convictions on eight counts of bribery and extortion were overturned in August, 1988, leaving charges of obstruction of justice and witness tampering. On December 13, 1989, he was sentenced to four years in prison on the remaining charges.

- Kathryn Inez Bowers (D)
In 2005, she was indicted on charges of corruption as a result of Operation Tennessee Waltz. She rejected a plea bargain she was offered in 2006.[2] In the August 3, 2006, primary she won the Democratic nomination for another term in the Tennessee Senate, but shortly thereafter she announced the abandonment of her re-election campaign for "health reasons." According to a September 1, 2006, story in The Commercial Appeal, Bowers was arrested for suspicion of DUI in Memphis the previous day.

- Wayne R. Bryant (D)
On March 29, Bryant was indicted on corruption charges for his alleged involvement in funneling millions to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in exchange for a no-show job allegedly provided by R. Michael Gallagher, the former dean at UMDNJ's School of Osteopathic Medicine who has also been indicted with Bryant. He also faces charges of mail fraud, wire fraud, and bribery because of his acceptance of salary from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, Rutgers University-Camden, and Gloucester County Board of Social Service while doing very little work.

- Dennis P. Elwell (D, former I)
On July 23, 2009, Elwell was arrested as part of Operation Bid Rig, a joint operation of the FBI, IRS, and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey into political corruption and money laundering. Elwell was charged with accepting a $10,000 cash bribe from an FBI informant who sought assistance in building a hotel in Secaucus.

- John N. Ford (D)
In April 2007 Ford was convicted on Federal bribery charges. As of 2010 he is serving a sentence inU.S. federal prison.

- Joseph Peter Ganim (D)
On March 19, 2003, Ganim was convicted of 16 federal counts: one count each of racketeering,extortion, racketeering conspiracy, and bribery; two counts of bribery conspiracy; eight counts of mail fraud, and two counts of filing a false tax return.[26][27] Ganim was acquitted of six other counts.[27]Ganim surrendered his law license upon conviction.[26] The charges arose from Ganim's "role in a six-year scheme to shake down city contractors for more than $500,000 in cash, meals, clothing, wine and home renovations."

– Bob F. Griffin (D)
Griffin was convicted on federal corruption charges in 1998 and had his sentence commuted by Bill Clinton in 2001.


- Sharpe James (D)
On April 16, 2008, James was convicted of five counts of fraud by a federal jury and was subsequently sentenced to 27 months in prison.

- Edmund "Ed" Jew (D)
He was sentenced to 64 months in federal prison for extortion, and a year in county jail for perjury.

- Larry Paul Langford (D)
On December 1, 2008, Langford, along with investment banker William B. Blount and former state Democratic Chairman Al LaPierre, was arrested by the FBI on a 101-count indictment allegingconspiracy, bribery, fraud, money laundering, and filing false tax returns in connection with a long-running bribery scheme.[4] His public corruption trial ended on October 28, 2009 with convictions on 60 counts, and resulted in his automatic removal from office.[5]

- Mike Morgan (D)
On March 5, 2012, Morgan was convicted of program bribery, a crime punishable by up to 10 years in federal prison. Morgan has filed a motion for a new trial.

- Martha Shoffner (D)
She was subsequently indicted on June 5, 2013 by a Federal Grand Jury on six counts of extortion under color of official right, one count of attempted extortion under color of official right, and seven counts of receipt of a bribe by an agent of a state government receiving federal funds.[8] She was convicted of all counts on March 11, 2014 by a jury of seven women and five men.


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- Don Eugene Siegelman (D)
In 2006 Siegelman was convicted on felony corruption charges and sentenced to seven years in prison.

- Gregory Andrew Skrepenak (D)
Specifically, he was formally charged with accepting a $5,000 bribe from a developer for voting to accept the developer's project into a government funded tax incentive program.

- Oliver M. Thomas, Jr. (D)
On November 21, 2007, Thomas was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for bribery.

- Frank William Boykin, Sr. (D)
served as a Democratic Congressman inAlabama's 1st congressional district from 1935-1963. Boykin was convicted of conspiracy and conflict of interest in July 1963,[4] but was pardoned byPresident Johnson in 1964, at the request of departing Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.

- Frank James Brasco (D)
Brasco was indicted in 1973, along with his uncle, Joseph Brasco, on federal bribery conspiracy charges, over payoffs received from a Bronx trucking company which was seeking mail hauling contracts from the Post Office. The first trial led to a hung jury. He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to five years in prison, with all but three months suspended. He did not run for re-election in 1974 after having been convicted, fined $10,000, and disbarred.

- Angelo Joseph Errichetti (D)
In May 1981, Errichetti was indicted on charges of bribery related to federally subsidized sewer projects, in which Errichetti was said to have received $10,000 in cash to steer engineering projects.

- Richard Thomas Hanna (D)
In the 1970s, he received payments of about $200,000 from Korean businessman Tongsun Park in what became known as the Koreagate influence buying scandal. After the payments were revealed, he pled guilty to conspiring to commit bribery and was sentenced to 6–30 months in federal prison, of which he served one year.

- Louis Carl Johanson (D)
As a member of the Philadelphia City Council, he was implicated in the Abscam sting operation and was convicted for taking a bribe from FBI agents posing as representatives of an Arab sheik.

- Thomas Francis Johnson (D)
In 1962, while he was running for re-election, charges were brought against him regarding the receipt of illegal gratuities in Congress. He was convicted of conspiracy and conflict of interest in 1968, served three and a half months of a six-month sentence in jail, and paid a $5,000 fine. He lost his 1962 re-election bid.

- Joseph Paul "Joe" Kolter (D)
Kolter was implicated in the Congressional Post Office scandal, that also involved Dan Rostenkowski. He was indicted and sentenced to 6 months in prison.

- Andrew Jackson May (D)
was a Kentucky attorney and influential New Deal-era politician, best known for his chairmanship of the House Military Affairs Committee during World War II, and his subsequent conviction for bribery.

- John Michael Murphy (D) He was elected as a Democrat to the 88th U.S. Congress and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1981);[1] he ran unsuccessfully for re-election in 1980 after being indicted in the Abscam bribery scandal.



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- Fofó Iosefa Fiti Sunia (D) Sunia was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives, and served from January 3, 1981 until his resignation on September 6, 1988, after he was indicted on federal charges of running a payroll padding scheme. He pled guilty and was sentenced to five to fifteen months in prison and to pay $65,000 in restitution.

- Hugh Joseph Addonizio (D)
state investigation into his administration on the heels of the 1967 riots, which occurred during his tenure, led to the discovery that Addonizio and other city officials were taking kickbacks from city contractors. Addonizio was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey and convicted of corruption after leaving office.

– Sherman Albert Bernard, Sr. (D)
He is mainly remembered for having served forty-one months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty in federal court toextortion in connection with his job duties.

– Rod Blagojevich (D)
In March 2012, Blagojevich began serving a 14-year sentence in federal prison following conviction for corruption including the solicitation of bribes for political appointments, including the 2008 vacant U.S. Senate seat of then-President-Elect Barack Obama, while in public office.

– Donald Blandford (D)
Blandford accepted $500 in cash from former state representative Bill McBee, a lobbyist then representing a Kentucky racetrack.[1] "Bless your heart", Blandford said when presented with the bribe. The exchange was videotaped and audiotaped by the FBI. Blandford was charged with bribery, and convicted and sent to prison.

- Leonard Ray Blanton (D)
Although never formally charged in the pardons matter, Blanton was eventually indicted on charges ofmail fraud, conspiracy, and extortion for selling liquor licenses. He was convicted and sentenced to federal prison.

- Peter J. Cammarano III (D)
On July 23, 2009, just 22 days after assuming office, Cammarano was arrested by the FBI as part of a major political corruption and internationalmoney laundering conspiracy probe known as Operation Bid Rig.

- Joseph Coniglio (D)
Coniglio was convicted of 5 counts of mail fraud and 1 count of extortion in 2009. The mail fraud conviction was later thrown out of court however the extortion cost Coniglio 20 months of confinement in a federal prison for corruption.

- Michael Paul Decker, Sr. (D)
In August 2006, Decker pleaded guilty in federal court to receiving $50,000 in cash and checks as well as a legislative job for his son, all in exchange for supporting Democrat Jim Black for the Speaker of the House position (although Black is not mentioned by name in Decker's federal plea deal).

- Joseph J. C. DiCarlo (D)
On August 13, 1976 a grand jury indicted DiCarlo and fellow Senator Ronald C. Mackenzie on charges that they extorted $40,000 from a consulting company.

- Salvatore F. "Sal" DiMasi (D)
He eventually resigned from this post in January 2009, just six months prior to being indicted on several Federal charges, including conspiracy to defraud the federal government, extortion, mail fraud and wire fraud. DiMasi was found guilty on 7 of 9 federal corruption charges on June 15, 2011. DiMasi is the third consecutive Massachusetts house speaker to be federally indicted.

- Gilbert Lynel "Gil" Dozier (D)
The month after his defeat for reelection, Dozier was formally charged in a five-count indictment with violations of both the Hobbs and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations acts. On September 23, 1980, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana convicted Dozier of extortion and racketeering.

- Edwin Washington Edwards (D)
A colorful, powerful and legendary figure in Louisiana politics, Edwards, who has been dubbed the "very last of the line of New Deal Southern Democrats",[2] was long dogged by charges of corruption. In 2001, he was found guilty of racketeering charges and sentenced to ten years in Federal prison.

- Richmond McDavid Flowers, Sr. (D)
In 1969, Flowers was sentenced to eight years in prison for conspiring to extort payments from companies seeking licenses to do business in Alabama while he was in office. He was paroled in 1973 after serving 16 months in a federal prison and was pardoned by President Jimmy Carter in 1978. Mr. Flowers maintained that he had been set up on the extortion charges because of his stance on segregation.

- Joseph Peter Ganim (D)
is an American politician and mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut. A Democrat, Ganim was elected mayor of the city five times, and served from 1991 to 2003, when he resigned after being convicted on federal felony corruption charges

- Robert Garcia (D) (born January 9, 1933) is a former United States Representative who represented New York's 21st district from 1978-90.

Gaston Gerald (D) (born October 20, 1931)[1] is a former American politician from Greenwell Springs in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, who was imprisoned in the early 1980s for extortion of a bribe from a Baton Rouge contractor.

Frank J. Gigliotti (D) is a former member of thePennsylvania House of Representatives for the 22nd legislative district.



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Douglas D. Green (D) , known as Doug Green (born c. 1950), is the former Louisiana insurance commissioner who held the office from 1988 to 1991, when he received a 25-year federal sentence for taking $2 million in illegal campaign contributions from owners of insurance companies doing business with the state.

David Hall (D) (born October 20, 1930), is an American Democratic politician. Hall was indicted on federal racketeering and extortion charges and convicted for bribery and extortion.[1]

Dario Herrera (D) (born June 27, 1973) is a former Democratic politician from Nevada. Herrera was considered a rising star in the Democratic Party[1] until his defeat for election to the United States House of Representatives in 2002 and his subsequent convictions on federal public corruption charges.

Max H. Homer (D) (May 20, 1935 – October 30, 2014) was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.[2] He was convicted of extortion under color of official right in August 1975.

Robert Charles Janiszewski (D) (born September 18, 1945) is a former American Democratic Party politician who served as County Executive of Hudson County, New Jersey from 1988 to 2001. In 2002 he pleaded guilty to taking more than $100,000 in bribes, and in 2005 was sentenced to 41 months in prison, despite cooperating with federal investigators. He was the highest-ranking elected official in state history ever to work undercover for the FBI.

Harry P. Jannotti (D) (June 18, 1924 – September 3, 1998) was aDemocratic politician who served as a member of the Philadelphia City Council. Jannotti was indicted on charges of accepting a bribe, extortion and conspiracy on May 23, 1980.

Jeff Johnson (D) is a former member of the Ohio Senate, serving from 8 years in the 1990s. A convicted felon, he was indicted on federal charges. FBI agents said Johnson accepted $17,000 in campaign contributions and personal loans in exchange for using his influence to land state licenses for grocers between 1994 and 1996.

James A. Kelly, Jr. (D) (May 11, 1926 – August 9, 2013) was an American politician who served as a Democrat in theMassachusetts House of Representatives from 1959 to 1965 and the Massachusetts Senate from 1965 to 1979. In 1983, he was convicted of extortion.

Mary J. Kincaid-Chauncey (D) is a former Democratic politician from Nevada. Kincaid-Chauncey served on the Clark County Commission until she was defeated for reelection and subsequently convicted of federal corruption charges.

Nicholas James Mavroules (D) (November 1, 1929 – December 25, 2003) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. Mavroules was voted out of office in 1992, the year he was indicted on seventeen counts of corruption amid a federal investigation into alleged misuse of his office for private gain.

Frank Mazzei (D) is a former Democratic member of thePennsylvania State Senate.[5] One of his big accomplishments during his political career was creation of the Pennsylvania Lottery. In 1975 he was arrested for taking kickbacks and was jailed until 1977.

Robert Maxwell "Rob" McCord (D) (born March 5, 1959) is an American politician who served as the Treasurer of Pennsylvania from January 2, 2009 to January 30, 2015. On January 30, 2015 he announced his resignation effective immediately and said he intends to plead guilty to federal charges.

Meg Scott Phipps (D) was the Commissioner of Agriculture for the state of North Carolina from 2001 to 2003. In October 2003, Phipps was tried and found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice charges; soon afterwards, she pleaded guilty to five of the original 30 federal charges against her, including fraud,conspiracy, and witness tampering.

Richard J. Rabbitt (D) (October 30, 1935 – December 9, 2011) was a Democratic politician from St. Louis, Missouri who was Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1973 to 1976.

Samuel Rivera (D) (born 1946 in Cayey, Puerto Rico)[1] was the Democratic mayor of the U.S. city of Passaic, New Jersey, from 2001 until 2008. Rivera came to national attention on September 6, 2007, when he wasindicted and arrested on charges of accepting bribes in exchange for agreeing to direct municipal contracts to an insurance broker.

Fred B. Roti (D) (December 18, 1920 – September 20, 1999) was a powerful and long-serving alderman of Chicago's First Ward. A federal jury convicted Roti on 11 counts of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, bribery and extortion.

George X. Schwartz (D) (January 28, 1915 – March 26, 2010) was a Democratic politician who served as a member of the Philadelphia City Council for two decades. Schwartz was indicted on charges of accepting a bribe, extortion and conspiracy on May 23, 1980.[5] He resigned as Council President six days later, and left Council altogether three days later.[6]

Walter Rayford Tucker III (D) (born May 28, 1957) is an American politician and minister who served as mayor of Compton and a U.S. Representative from California. Tucker resigned from Congress on December 15, 1995, due to scandals involving accepting and demanding bribes while mayor of Compton. Tucker was sentenced to 27 months in prison in 1996 for extortion and tax evasion.[2][3]

Robert E. Vigil (D) (born October 26, 1953) is a former Democratic politician in U.S. state of New Mexico. He was twice elected New Mexico State Auditor, serving from 1991 to 1998 and was New Mexico State Treasurer from 2003 until his resignation on October 26, 2005. Vigil, his predecessor, Michael A. Montoya, and two others were indicted on 28 counts of extortion, money laundering and racketeering by a federal jury.

Thomas J. Whelan (D) (January 28, 1922 – July 31, 2002) was an American mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey. He served as the Mayor of Jersey City from 1963 to 1971. In 1971, during his second term, Whelan was indicted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey as a member of the "Hudson County Eight," and was convicted in federal court of conspiracy and extortion in a multimillion-dollar political kickback scheme connected to city and county contracts.

Dianne Wilkerson (D) (born May 2, 1955) is a former Democratic member of the Massachusetts Senate, representing the 2nd Suffolk District from 1993 to 2008. On October 28, 2008, she was arrested on public corruption charges by the FBI for allegedly accepting bribes totaling $23,500.

Larry Stephen Bankston, Sr. (D) (born January 22, 1951)[1] is an attorney from Baton Rouge,Louisiana, who served from 1988 to 1996 as a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senatefrom the southeastern District 15. On October 4, 1996, Bankston was indicted on five counts of racketeering.

Thomas L. Bromwell (D) (born March 9, 1949) is a former Democratic state senator in Maryland, United States. On November 16, 2007, Thomas Bromwell was sentenced to 7 years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz.

Henry J. "Buddy" Cianfrani (D) (March 19, 1923 – July 3, 2002) was the Pennsylvania state senator for the first district.

Milton Milan (D) (born November 10, 1962) is an American Democratic politician. He was the first Latino Mayor of Camden, New Jersey, elected in 1997, before being convicted of corruption and subsequently removed from office, becoming the third Camden mayor in 20 years to be found guilty of corruption.



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Carl Kruger (D) (born December 3, 1949)[1] is an American politician, a Democrat who represented District 27 in the New York State Senate, which comprises Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin, and Midwood, among other neighborhoods found within his native Brooklyn. Kruger surrendered to authorities on March 10, 2011 to face federal charges of bribery.[2] He pleaded guilty on December 20, 2011.

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William Wallace "Wally" Barron (D) (December 8, 1911 – November 12, 2002) was a Democratic politician in West Virginia. He was the state's 26th Governor from 1961 to 1965. He later served a prison term due to his corrupt actions. Barron's governorship was largely corrupt and numerous officials were convicted of charges including bribery, falsification of records, conspiracy and tax evasion. In 1971 Barron was convicted of jury tampering in an earlier trial and was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

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William C. Brennan (D) (October 11, 1918 – May 8, 2000) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. On July 25, 1985, he was indicted by a federal grand jury for taking $47,000 in bribes to fix cases in his court.[3] On July 31, he was arraigned before Justice Jack B. Weinstein in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and pleaded not guilty.[4] On December 12, Brennan was convicted of taking bribes and several related charges.[5] He then resigned from the bench. On February 3, 1986, he was sentenced to five years in prison, and fined $209,000.

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Melvin Irvin, Jr. (D) (May 4, 1942 – June 7, 2014), was an African-American educator and real estate developer from Gonzales, Louisiana,[1] who was a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 58 encompassing Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, and St. James parishes. Irvin could not seek a third term in 1991, when he was convicted for bribery of two public housing officials in Baton Rouge. He was sentenced to serve six years in federal prison.

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posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 02:07 PM
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Both parties are corrupt, what you may want to ask is which party has the most corrupt constituents and that would be the right.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 02:08 PM
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Might be interesting to compare the $$$ damage as well.

Who has the most big bucks total?




posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 02:11 PM
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Both parties are corrupt, what you may want to ask is which party has the most corrupt constituents and that would be the right.


Any evidence for that?



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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I expect politicians to line their pockets whats worse is voting for treasonous legislation and trade agreements that hand sovereignty over to corporations,foreign concerns and the united nations I can tolerate someone that feathers their nest if they look after their contituents,pork barreling and other behaviours but not selling out the country.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 02:19 PM
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I expect politicians to line their pockets whats worse is voting for treasonous legislation and trade agreements that hand sovereignty over to corporations,foreign concerns and the united nations I can tolerate someone that feathers their nest if they look after their contituents,pork barreling and other behaviours but not selling out the country.


Surprisingly, corrupt politicians are in the minority (this tally spans over 120 years of politics), so I think your expectations are quite off.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 02:22 PM
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You can't ask which is the "most corrupt party" and limit the scope of criminal activity, otherwise it's a pointless endeavour.

I'd guess overall including drug offences, domestic abuses, sex attacks and any other deviant behaviour they'd be pretty equally corrupt.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 02:23 PM
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Both parties are corrupt, what you may want to ask is which party has the most corrupt constituents and that would be the right.


Any evidence for that?


Bill and Hillary / John McCain



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 02:28 PM
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Corruption is a set of specific offences in the US: bribery, fraud, extortion, racketeering. Drug use or sex crimes are not considered instances of corruption.



I'd guess overall including drug offences, domestic abuses, sex attacks and any other deviant behaviour they'd be pretty equally corrupt.


You'd likely be correct about that.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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All of them



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 02:40 PM
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All of them


Some quite more than others, actually.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 02:49 PM
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I don't see how you can gauge corruption that has dated back to the beginning of politics, but okay.



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