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in chronological order
David Ferdinand Durenberger (b. 1934) —
also known as David F. Durenberger —
of South St. Paul, Dakota
County, Minn.; Minneapolis, Hennepin
Born in St. Cloud, Stearns
County, Minn., August
executive secretary to Gov. Harold
LeVander, 1967; U.S.
Senator from Minnesota, 1978-95.
of Columbus; Elks; Lions.
in 1990 by the Senate Select Committee on Ethics over allegations
that he had broken rules restricting Senators' outside income, in
particular by laundering about $100,000 in speaking fees into
book royalties. Denounced
by unanimous vote of the Senate in July 1990 for bringing
"dishonor and disrepute" to the body. Subsequently he was
in 1995 he pleaded
guilty to five misdemeanor counts of misusing
his congressional expense account.
Still living as of 2014.
Paul J. Silvester (born c.1963) —
of West Hartford, Hartford
Born about 1963.
state treasurer, 1997-99; appointed 1997.
In September 1999, pleaded
guilty to federal charges
of racketeering, money laundering and bribery.
was revoked in January 2002 for improper
contacts with a defendant in another corruption trial.
Still living as of 2002.
Barbara A. Bullock (born c.1939) —
also known as Barbara Bullock —
Born about 1939.
Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of
of the Washington Teachers Union, 1994-2002; pleaded
guilty in 2003 to federal charges
from a labor union, over her use of a union credit card to
purchase costly costly luxury items including jewelry, furs and
clothing; she and two co-conspirators also wrote union checks to
themselves and to intermediaries who shared the proceeds, amounting
to millions of dollars. Her chauffeur pleaded guilty to money
laundering on her behalf. Sentenced to nine years in prison;
the sentence was later reduced to six and a half years.
Still living as of 2007.
Frank W. Ballance, Jr. (b. 1942) —
of Warrenton, Warren
Born in Windsor, Bertie
County, N.C., February
Democrat. Lawyer; librarian;
professor; member of North
Carolina state house of representatives, 1982-85; member of North
Carolina state senate, 1989-2002; delegate to Democratic National
Convention from North Carolina, 1996,
Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 2003-04;
resigned 2004; indicted
in federal court in September 2004 on federal money laundering
state funds through a charitable foundation; pleaded
guilty to one count, sentenced
to four years in prison,
$10,000, ordered to pay restitution,
Still living as of 2014.
Thomas Dale DeLay (b. 1947) —
also known as Tom DeLay; "The Hammer";
"Hot Tub Tom" —
of Lake Jackson, Brazoria
County, Tex.; Sugar Land, Fort Bend
Born in Laredo, Webb
County, Tex., April 8,
Republican. Member of Texas
state house of representatives, 1979-85; U.S.
Representative from Texas 22nd District, 1985-; delegate to
Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988;
in 2005 on criminal conspiracy and money laundering charges;
the conspiracy charge was later dismissed; trial pending.
Still living as of 2014.
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.
Thomas T. Anderson (b. 1957) —
also known as Tom Anderson —
Born in Anchorage,
member of Alaska
state house of representatives 19th District, 2003-07; arrested
in December 2006 on federal federal bribery,
and money laundering charges;
in July 2007; sentenced
to 60 months in prison.
Still living as of 2009.
Stephen Ernest Stockman (b. 1956) —
also known as Steve Stockman —
of Beaumont, Jefferson
Born in Bloomfield Hills, Oakland
County, Mich., November
Representative from Texas 9th District, 1995-97; defeated, 1992
(9th District), 1996 (9th District), 2006 (22nd District); candidate
in primary for Texas
railroad commissioner, 1998; candidate in primary for U.S.
Senator from Texas, 2014; arrested
in March 2017 and charged
in federal court on multiple counts, including obtaining $1.25 millon
false pretenses, money laundering, making false
statements to the FEC, not reporting income on his tax
starting in January 2018; convicted
in April of 23 felonies; sentenced
to ten years in prison
and ordered to pay more than $1 million restitution.
Member, National Rifle
Still living as of 2020.