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in chronological order
James M. Turner (1928-1981) —
of Woodbury, Gloucester
Republican. Member of New
Jersey state house of assembly District 3-B; elected 1969;
member of New
Jersey state senate District 3-A, 1972-73; removed 1973;
defeated, 1973 (3rd District); convicted
in 1973 of accepting a $10,000 bribe
to "fix" a stolen property case, and conspiring to frame
A. Gewertz, by planting narcotics in his home and his car.
Died July 20,
1981 (age 52 years, 254
Frederick William Richmond (b. 1923) —
also known as Frederick W. Richmond; Fred
of Manhattan, New York
County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings
Born in Massachusetts, November
Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York,
Representative from New York 14th District, 1975-82.
in Washington, D.C., in 1978 for soliciting
sex from a minor and from an undercover police officer; pleaded
guilty to a misdemeanor. In 1982, charged
evasion, marijuana possession, and improper
payments to a federal employee, he pleaded
guilty and was sentenced
to a year and a day in prison;
served nine months.
Still living as of 1998.
Basil W. Brown (1927-1997) —
of Detroit, Wayne
County, Mich.; Highland Park, Wayne
Born in Vandalia, Cass
County, Mich., March
Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer;
member of Michigan
state senate, 1957-88 (3rd District 1957-64, 6th District
1965-74, 3rd District 1975-82, 2nd District 1983-88); resigned 1988;
in 1985, a prostitute working for the police went to visit him
several times, and exchanged
sex for marijuana and cocaine; arrested
November 8, 1985; pleaded
guilty in 1987 and resigned
from the Senate; sentenced
to six months in jail, fines, and probation; his law license was also
suspended; the state supreme court threw out the conviction in 1991.
ancestry. Member, Kappa
Alpha Psi; Elks; Veterans of
Foreign Wars; Amvets;
Injured in a fire at his
home, while also suffering cancer,
and died two weeks later, in Harper Hospital,
County, Mich., October
28, 1997 (age 70 years, 222
James E. Roark (b. 1945) —
also known as Mike Roark; "Mad
of Charleston, Kanawha
Born in Nitro, Kanawha
County, W.Va., 1945.
Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War;
of Charleston, W.Va., 1983-87; resigned 1987.
in August, 1987, on felony charges of possessing and distributing
cocaine, and conspiring to obstruct
by inducing a witness to commit perjury;
guilty to misdemeanors in November, and resigned
Still living as of 1987.
Clarence M. Mitchell III (b. 1939) —
Born in St. Paul, Ramsey
County, Minn., December
Democrat. Member of Maryland
state house of delegates, 1963-66; member of Maryland
state senate District 10, 1967-86; Indicted
in 1987, along with his brother, by a federal grand jury in
connection with the a bribery
investigation of Wedtech Corporation; convicted
$50,000 to stop
the Congressional investigation of Wedtech; sentenced
to two and a half years in prison;
in 1988 of obstructing
an investigation of Baltimore drug dealer Melvin D. 'Little
Melvin' Williams, and sentenced
to two years in prison;
in 1988 with failure to file income
tax returns; tried
ancestry. Member, NAACP; Urban
Alpha Psi; Freemasons;
Still living as of 1988.
Róger Calero (b. 1969) —
of Bronx, Bronx
Born in Nicaragua,
Socialist. Not U.S. citizen; meat packer;
of sale of marijuana, 1988; arrested
in 2002, at the Houston airport, while returning from Cuba, and jailed,
proceedings were started, but released in 2003; Socialist Workers
candidate for President
of the United States, 2004, 2008; Socialist Workers candidate for
Senator from New York, 2006; Socialist Workers candidate for U.S.
Representative from New York 15th District, 2010.
Still living as of 2010.
Marion S. Barry, Jr. (1936-2014) —
also known as Marion Barry —
Born in Itta Bena, Leflore
County, Miss., March 6,
Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of
of Washington, D.C., 1979-91, 1995-99; convicted
in 1990 of misdemeanor cocaine possession after being caught
on videotape smoking crack cocaine; sentenced
to six months in prison.
ancestry. Member, Alpha
Died in Washington,
23, 2014 (age 78 years, 262
Interment at Congressional
Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Charles Richard Imbrecht (1949-2000) —
also known as Charles R. Imbrecht —
of Ventura, Ventura
County, Calif.; Sacramento, Sacramento
Born in Ventura, Ventura
County, Calif., February
member of California
state assembly 36th District, 1976-82; candidate for California
state senate 18th District, 1982.
guilty in 1997 to charges
and marijuana possession and served one month in jail.
Died, apparently from a heart
attack, in Pasadena, Los Angeles
County, Calif., January
18, 2000 (age 50 years, 348
Interment at Ivy
Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, Calif.
of Earl Richard Imbrecht and Hazel Victoria (Berg) Imbrecht; married,
23, 1979, to Alida Margit Bergseid.|
Arthur E. Teele (1946-2005) —
also known as Art Teele —
Born in Prince
George's County, Md., May 14,
Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; lawyer;
director, U.S. Urban Mass Transportation Administration, 1981-83;
Presidential Elector for Florida, 1992;
as Miami city commissioner in 1997-2004, he chaired the Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA); an investigation
of corruption in the agency, started in 2003, led to charges
that he had accepted $135,000 in kickbacks
from two construction companies; as a result, he was removed from
office in 2004 by Gov. Jeb
Bush; in August, 2004, when he and his wife were under
surveillance, he drove his
car at a police detective in an attempt to run him
over, and also threatened
to kill police officers who had been following his wife during
the investigation; convicted
in March 2005 on charges
related to this incident; indicted
on July 14, 2005, on federal conspiracy and money
laundering charges, over a scheme to fraudulently obtain
contracts for electrical work at the Miami International Airport
through a "minority-owned" shell company; published police reports
revealed that he had put his mistress
on the CRA payroll, that he regularly bought and used cocaine,
and that he frequently made use of a male prostitute.
of God in Christ. African
ancestry. Member, Kappa
Alpha Psi; NAACP; Freemasons.
Came to the offices
of the Miami Herald newspaper, and shot himself
in the head with a semiautomatic pistol; he died two hours later in
the trauma unit of Jackson Memorial Hospital,
County, Fla., July 27,
2005 (age 59 years, 74
Interment at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park, Tallahassee, Fla.
John M. Fabrizi (born c.1957) —
of Bridgeport, Fairfield
Born about 1957.
teacher; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention
from Connecticut, 2000;
of Bridgeport, Conn., 2003-07; admitted
in June 2006 that he had used cocaine, and did not seek
Still living as of 2007.
Nick Severson (born c.1983) —
of Vermillion, Clay
Born about 1983.
guilty in May 2010 to a misdemeanor
charge of ingesting marijuana, and fined $500; candidate
of Vermillion, S.Dak., 2010.
Still living as of 2010.