The Politics of Corruption
Corruption of Politics
Michael A. Genovese
House member William J. Jefferson (D-LA), the subject of an FBI investigation, was indicted after, among other things, investigators discovered $90,000 in cash in Mr. Jefferson's freezer, giving a wholly new meaning to the term “cold, hard cash.”
House member Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R-CA) resigned his seat after pleading guilty to accepting over $2.4 million in bribes.
House member James Traficant (D-OH) was expelled from the House of Representatives after being convicted of accepting bribes, racketeering, and other offenses.
Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) was impeached and removed from office by the Illinois state senate after, among other things, it was