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Politicians in Trouble or Disgrace: Tax Evasion
Failing to pay what is owed the goverment

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  Elijah Hise (1802-1867) — of Russellville, Logan County, Ky. Born in Allegheny County, Pa., July 4, 1802. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1829; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1836; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Guatemala, 1848-49; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1866-67; died in office 1867. German ancestry. Died by a self-inflicted pistol shot, in Russellville, Logan County, Ky., May 8, 1867 (age 64 years, 308 days). He left a note declaring that he had "lost all hope of . saving the country from the impending disasters and ruin in which despotic and unconstitutional rule has involved her." However, later news reports disclosed that he had been about to be indicted for perjury and tax evasion, based on his statements as a candidate. Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Ky.; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Hise and Nancy (Eckstein) Hise.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Thomas Alfred Mathis (1869-1958) — also known as Thomas A. Mathis; "Cap'n Tom" — of Tuckerton, Ocean County, N.J.; Toms River, Ocean County, N.J. Born in New Gretna, Burlington County, N.J., June 7, 1869. Republican. Mariner; automobile dealer; member of New Jersey state senate from Ocean County, 1910-11, 1914-15, 1923-31, 1942-46; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1928, 1940, 1944; secretary of state of New Jersey, 1931-41. Indicted for tax evasion by a federal grand jury in 1937. He killed himself, by self-inflicted gunshot, in Toms River, Ocean County, N.J., May 18, 1958 (age 88 years, 345 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Toms River, N.J.
  Relatives: Father of William Steelman Mathis (1898-1981).
  The Thomas A. Mathis Bridge (opened 1950), which carries eastbound Route 37 across Barnegat Bay, from Toms River to Seaside Heights, New Jersey, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter Hubert Annenberg (1908-2002) — also known as Walter H. Annenberg — of Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., March 13, 1908. Vice-president of his father's company, which published the Racing Form and other newspapers; he and his father were indicted for tax evasion in 1939, but the charges against him were dismissed as part of a plea bargain; inherited the company when his father died; founder of Seventeen and TV Guide; owner of radio and television stations; philanthropist; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1969-74. Jewish ancestry. Member, Newcomen Society; Phi Sigma Delta; Sigma Delta Chi; Zeta Beta Tau. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1986. Died, of pneumonia, in Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pa., October 1, 2002 (age 94 years, 202 days). Interment at Sunnyland Estate, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Moses Annenberg and Sarah Annenberg; married 1938 to Veronica Dunkelman (divorced 1950); married 1951 to Leonore Cohn Rosentiel (1918-2009).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Edward S. Moran, Jr. Edward S. Moran, Jr. (b. 1901) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 19, 1901. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 12th District, 1927-38. Arrested in June 1938 and charged with accepting $36,000 in bribes from two taxicab companies; released on bail; again arrested in April 1939 and charged with state income tax evasion; again released; tried on the bribery charges in June 1939 and convicted; sentenced to two and a half to five years in prison; released pending appeal, which was unsuccessful; disbarred; started prison term in January 1941; released on parole in September 1942. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Simon M. Cherivtch (1914-2001) — also known as "Uncle Simon" — of Millville, Cumberland County, N.J. Born April 16, 1914. Butcher; automobile dealer; mayor of Millville, N.J., 1948-53. Charged in 1949 with federal income tax evasion, based on his underreporting of income in 1944-45; tried, convicted, and sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison; released after five months. Died March 26, 2001 (age 86 years, 344 days). Burial location unknown.
  Emanuel Haldeman-Julius (1889-1951) — also known as E. Haldeman-Julius; Emanuel Julius — of Girard, Crawford County, Kan. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 30, 1889. Socialist. Author; editor of the Socialist newspaper Appeal to Reason; founder of Haldeman-Julius Publications, publisher of many five-cent paperback books, called "Little Blue Books"; there were more than 6,000 titles, mostly literature, biography, self-improvement, and other educational topics, to make them widely accessible to the public; all together, from 1919 to 1951, over 500 million copies were printed and sold; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1932; indicted by a federal grand jury in March, 1950 for income tax evasion; tried and convicted in April, 1951; sentenced to six months in prison, and fined $12,500; released pending appeal. Jewish; later Agnostic. Drowned in his swimming pool, in Girard, Crawford County, Kan., July 31, 1951 (age 62 years, 1 days). Possibly suicide, but the coroner ruled his death to be accidental. Interment at Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of David Julius and Elizabeth (Zamost) Julius; married, June 1, 1916, to Anna Marcet Haldeman (1887-1941; author, editor, playwright; niece of Jane Addams; granddaughter of John Huy Addams (1822-1881)); married 1942 to Susan Haney.
  Political family: Addams-Haldeman family of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Vincent Hallinan Vincent Hallinan (1896-1992) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., December 16, 1896. Progressive. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; innovator in courtroom tactics; defense attorney for longshoreman union leader Harry Bridges, who had been accused of being a Communist; jailed six months for contempt of court in 1952; candidate for President of the United States, 1952; indicted in 1953 on income tax evasion charges; convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison. Irish ancestry. Died in San Francisco, Calif., October 2, 1992 (age 95 years, 291 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1932 to Vivian Moore (1910-1999).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: The Militant, December 8, 1958
  William Grant Stratton (1914-2001) — also known as William G. Stratton — of Morris, Grundy County, Ill.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Ingleside, Lake County, Ill., February 26, 1914. Republican. U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1941-43, 1947-49; Illinois state treasurer, 1943-45, 1951-53; Republican candidate for secretary of state of Illinois, 1944 (primary), 1948; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952 (Honorary Vice-President; speaker), 1956, 1960 (speaker); Governor of Illinois, 1953-61; defeated in primary, 1968; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1960. Methodist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Eagles; Delta Chi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; American Legion; Amvets. Indicted in 1964 on income tax charges; tried and acquitted in 1965. Died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 2, 2001 (age 87 years, 4 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of William Joseph Stratton (1886-1938).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about William G. Stratton: David Kenney, The Political Passage : The Career of Stratton of Illinois
  Daniel W. West (b. 1909) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Algood, Putnam County, Tenn., September 5, 1909. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1960, 1964 (alternate); member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1963-65 (Wayne County 6th District 1963-64, 24th District 1965); defeated in primary, 1954 (Wayne County 6th District), 1956 (Wayne County 6th District), 1958 (Wayne County 6th District), 1960 (Wayne County 6th District), 1965 (24th District). Convicted of various crimes, including burglary, larceny, and forgery, in Minnesota, Iowa, and Washington, D.C., and was sentenced to prison in those places; came to Michigan and assumed the identity of a deceased New York attorney of the same name; indicted in late 1964 on state charges of voter registration fraud and federal charges of income tax fraud and forgery; in January 1965, his seat in the Michigan House was declared vacant. Burial location unknown.
  Louis Charles Miriani (1897-1987) — also known as Louis C. Miriani — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 1, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1957-62; indicted in 1966 for evading federal taxes on income he failed to report in 1959-62; tried and convicted in 1968; following unsuccessful appeals, he served almost a year in federal prison; released in 1971. Italian ancestry. Died in Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich., October 18, 1987 (age 90 years, 290 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Miriani and Carolina (Venegoni) Miriani; married, April 11, 1929, to Vera M. Vachon; uncle of Ronald G. Miriani (1937-).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hugh Joseph Addonizio (1914-1981) — also known as Hugh J. Addonizio — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., January 31, 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; vice-president, A & C Tailoring Co.; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 11th District, 1949-62; mayor of Newark, N.J., 1962-70; defeated, 1970; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Holy Name Society; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Urban League; NAACP; Elks; Lions; Kiwanis; Rotary. Indicted in federal court, December, 1969, along with Municipal Judge Anthony Giuliano, other city officials, and reputed organized crime leader, Anthony 'Tony Boy' Boiardo, on extortion and income tax evasion charges over a scheme to share kickbacks from a sewer contracting company; pleaded not guilty; tried; during the trial a witness identified him as recipient of thousands of dollars in bribes; convicted in July, 1970; sentenced to ten years in prison and fined $25,000; released in 1979. Died in Red Bank, Monmouth County, N.J., February 2, 1981 (age 67 years, 2 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Addonizio and Livia (Barasso) Addonizio; brother of Victor F. Addonizio (1914?-?); married, July 6, 1942, to Doris Goodheart.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Anthony Giuliano (c.1897-1970) — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., about 1897. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1927; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1948; Essex County Clerk, 1955; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1956; municipal judge in New Jersey, 1968-69. Indicted in federal court, December, 1969, along with Newark Mayor Hugh J. Addonizio, other city officials, and reputed organized crime leader Anthony 'Tony Boy' Boiardo, on extortion and income tax evasion charges over a scheme to share kickbacks from a sewer contracting company; became ill and died before he could be arraigned. Died, from a heart attack, in Newark, Essex County, N.J., February 4, 1970 (age about 73 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Freda.
  Cornelius Edward Gallagher (1921-2018) — also known as Neil Gallagher — of Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J., March 2, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 13th District, 1959-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1968. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Elks. Accused, by Life magazine in 1968, of having made deals with New Jersey Mafia leader Joseph Zicarelli. Indicted in 1972 on federal charges of income tax evasion, conspiracy, and perjury. After losing the primary that year, he pleaded guilty to some of the charges, and was sentenced to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Died in Monroe Township, Middlesex County, N.J., October 17, 2018 (age 97 years, 229 days). Interment at Marksboro Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Blairstown, N.J.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John V. Kenny (1894-1975) — also known as "Little Guy" — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., April 6, 1894. Democrat. Mayor of Jersey City, N.J., 1949-53; resigned 1953; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964, 1968; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1964. Catholic. Pleaded guilty to six federal counts of tax evasion in May 1972, and sentenced to prison. Died, of a heart attack, in a nursing home at Paramus, Bergen County, N.J., June 2, 1975 (age 81 years, 57 days). Interment at Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City, N.J.
Spiro T. Agnew Spiro Theodore Agnew (1918-1996) — also known as Spiro T. Agnew; Spiro Theodore Anagnostopoulos; "Spiro T. Eggplant"; "Nixon's Nixon"; "The White Knight" — of Towson, Baltimore County, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., November 9, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; Baltimore County Executive, 1962-66; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1964; Governor of Maryland, 1967-69; Vice President of the United States, 1969-73. Episcopalian. Greek ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; American Legion; Order of Ahepa; Phi Alpha Delta; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Was charged with accepting bribes and falsifying federal income tax returns; pleaded no contest to tax evasion and resigned as Vice-President, October 10, 1973; disbarred by a Maryland court in 1974. Died, of leukemia, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Worcester County, Md., September 17, 1996 (age 77 years, 313 days). Interment at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Theodore Spiro Agnew and Margaret (Akers) Agnew; married, May 27, 1942, to Elinor Isabel 'Judy' Judefind.
  Cross-reference: Patrick J. Buchanan
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Spiro T. Agnew: Go Quietly Or Else (1980) — The Canfield Decision (1976) — Frankly Speaking: A Collection of Extraordinary Speeches (1970) — Where He Stands: The Life and Convictions of Spiro Agnew (1968)
  Books about Spiro T. Agnew: Richard M. Cohen & Jules Witcover, A Heartbeat Away : The Investigation and Resignation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew — Jules Witcover, Very Strange Bedfellows : The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon & Spiro Agnew
  Image source: Time Magazine, August 28, 1972
Guy H. Jones Guy Hamilton Jones, Sr. (1911-1986) — also known as Guy H. Jones, Sr.; Mutt Jones — of Conway, Faulkner County, Ark. Born in Faulkner County, Ark., June 29, 1911. Democrat. School teacher; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1952-60, 1964-74; expelled 1974; candidate in primary for Governor of Arkansas, 1954. As a state senator, he was instrumental in locating many state agencies in Faulkner County. Convicted in December 1972 on federal tax charges; fined $5,000 and sentenced to three years probation; expelled from the senate in 1974. Suffered heart attacks and a stroke, and subsequently died, in Conway, Faulkner County, Ark., August 10, 1986 (age 75 years, 42 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Conway, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Charles C. Jones and Cora (Henry) Jones; married 1947 to Elizabeth Relya (1916-2003).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Campaign palm card (1972)
  Nelson Gerard Gross (1932-1997) — also known as Nelson G. Gross — of Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J.; Saddle River, Bergen County, N.J. Born January 9, 1932. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Bergen County, 1962-63; candidate for New Jersey state senate District 13, 1965; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1968; chair of Bergen County Republican Party, 1969; New Jersey Republican state chair, 1969; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1970; real estate developer; restaurant owner. Jewish. Indicted in May 1973 on charges of falsifying a $5,000 contribution to the 1969 campaign of Gov. William T. Cahill, conspiring to commit tax evasion by disguising the contribution as a business expense, and counseling a witness to commit perjury; convicted in March 1974, and sentenced to two years jail; served six months. Kidnapped in Edgewater, N.J., robbed of $20,000, taken to New York, and stabbed to death, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 17, 1997 (age 65 years, 251 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Gross.
  Otto Ernest Passman (1900-1988) — also known as Otto E. Passman — of Monroe, Ouachita Parish, La. Born near Franklinton, Washington Parish, La., June 27, 1900. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; furniture business; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 5th District, 1947-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1948, 1956, 1960. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Charged in 1978 with accepting $200,000 from Korean businessman Tongsun Park, in what became known as the "Koreagate" influence buying scandal; also charged with tax evasion; tried and found not guilty. Died in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, La., August 13, 1988 (age 88 years, 47 days). Interment at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe, La.
  Relatives: Son of Ed Passman and Pheriby (Carrier) Passman; married to Willie Bateman.
  Cross-reference: Camille F. Gravel, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Anthony Scotto (b. 1934) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in 1934. Democrat. Longshoreman; vice-president, International Longshoremen's Association; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972; member of the Gambino crime family; charged in 1979 on 44 counts of accepting payoffs, evading income taxes and racketeering; tried and convicted on 33 of the counts; sentenced to five years in prison; released in 1984. Italian ancestry. Still living as of 2007.
  Relatives: Married to Marion Anastasio.
Earl L. Butz Earl Lauer Butz (1909-2008) — also known as Earl L. Butz — of West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Born in Albion, Noble County, Ind., July 3, 1909. Economist; university professor; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1971-76. Member, Alpha Gamma Rho; Sigma Xi; Sigma Delta Chi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Alpha Zeta; Kiwanis. Resigned in 1976 following a furor over a racist joke. In 1981, he pleaded guilty to income tax evasion; sentenced to five years in prison (served 30 days) and fined $10,000. Died in Kensington, Montgomery County, Md., February 2, 2008 (age 98 years, 214 days). Interment at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Herman Lee Butz and Ada Tillie (Lower) Butz; married, December 22, 1937, to Mary Emma Powell; uncle of Dave Butz (professional football player).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  John T. Gregorio (1928-2013) — also known as "The Lion of Linden" — of Linden, Union County, N.J. Born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., February 6, 1928. Democrat. Florist; mayor of Linden, N.J., 1968-83, 1991-2006; defeated, 2006; shot at in his car, in March 1968; two days later, his house was firebombed; member of New Jersey state house of assembly 21st District, 1974-77; indicted in April 1975 on perjury and fraud charges, over his purchase of a vacant lot from Elizabethtown Gas Company, while conspiring to falsify documents to conceal his involvement as buyer; later charged with extorting a $25,000 kickback from a building contractor on a high school project; following jury selection, the charges were dismissed in February 1976; member of New Jersey state senate, 1978-83 (21st District 1978-81, 20th District 1982-83); indicted in September 1981 on charges of income tax evasion, concealing his interest in two "go-go bars", and for failing to enforce state alcohol laws; convicted in December 1982 of conspiracy to commit official misconduct, but found not guilty on other charges. Died, from leukemia, in Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., October 23, 2013 (age 85 years, 259 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Frederick William Richmond (b. 1923) — also known as Frederick W. Richmond; Fred Richmond — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Massachusetts, November 15, 1923. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964; U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1975-82. Jewish. Arrested 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 with tax 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.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joseph R. Pisani — of New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly, 1966-72 (100th District 1966, 91st District 1967-72); member of New York state senate 36th District, 1973-84. Indicted on federal charges of tax evasion and embezzling campaign funds; convicted in 1984 on 18 of the 39 counts; the conviction was later reversed on appeal. Still living as of 1984.
  Harry E. Claiborne (c.1918-2004) — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in McRae, White County, Ark., about 1918. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1950; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1964; U.S. District Judge for Nevada, 1979-86; convicted in 1984 of tax evasion, and sentenced to two years in prison; impeached in 1986 by the U.S. House and convicted (removed from office) by the Senate. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., January 19, 2004 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  Robert Bernerd Anderson (1910-1989) — also known as Robert B. Anderson — of Texas. Born in Burleson, Johnson County, Tex., June 4, 1910. School teacher; lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1932; Received the Medal of Freedom in 1955; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1957-61. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif. Pleaded guilty in 1987 to charges of evading taxes by illegally operating an offshore bank; sentenced to jail, house arrest, and probation; disbarred in 1988. Died, of complications from surgery on cancer of the esophagus, in New York Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 14, 1989 (age 79 years, 71 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Cleburne, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Lee Anderson and Elizabeth Haskew "Lizzie" Anderson; married, April 10, 1935, to Ollie Mae Rawlins (died 1987).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lee Alexander (1927-1996) — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., May 18, 1927. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 34th District, 1962; mayor of Syracuse, N.Y., 1970-85; candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1974; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980; member, Arrangements Committee, 1984. Was indicted in July 1987 over a $1.5 million kickback scandal, and pleaded guilty in January 1988 to racketeering and tax evasion charges; served six years in prison. Died, of cancer, in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., December 25, 1996 (age 69 years, 221 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Alexander and Rita (Rouatcos) Alexander; married 1957 to Elizabeth Strates.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche, Jr. (1922-2018) — also known as Lyndon LaRouche; Lyn Marcus — of New York City (unknown county), N.Y.; Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va. Born in Rochester, Strafford County, N.H., September 8, 1922. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Labor candidate for President of the United States, 1976; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004; indicted, with others, on fraud and conspiracy charges in 1986 over solicitation of loans from supporters without intending to repay them; also charged with obstruction of justice over destruction of financial records; tried in federal court in Boston; a mistrial was declared in 1988; re-indicted in federal court in Virginia on charges of conspiracy, mail fraud, and tax evasion; convicted and sentenced to fifteen years in prison; released on parole in 1994; Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 10th District, 1990. Died in 2018 (age about 95 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jessie Lenore (Weir) LaRouche (1893-1978) and Lyndon H. LaRouche, Sr. (1896-1983); married 1954 to Janice Neuberger (divorced 1963); married 1977 to Helga Zepp.
  Cross-reference: Ramsey Clark
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Books by Lyndon H. LaRouche: Now, Are You Ready To Learn Economics? — How to Defeat Liberalism and William F. Buckley — Earth's Next Fifty Years
  Books about Lyndon H. LaRouche: Michael O. Billington, Reflections of an American Political Prisoner : The Repression and Promise of the LaRouche Movement
  Critical books about Lyndon H. LaRouche: Helen Gilbert, Lyndon Larouche: Fascism Restyled for the New Millennium — Dennis King, Lyndon Larouche and the New American Fascism
  Clarence M. Mitchell III (b. 1939) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., December 14, 1939. 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 of accepting $50,000 to stop the Congressional investigation of Wedtech; sentenced to two and a half years in prison; convicted in 1988 of obstructing an investigation of Baltimore drug dealer Melvin D. 'Little Melvin' Williams, and sentenced to two years in prison; charged in 1988 with failure to file income tax returns; tried and acquitted. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Urban League; Kappa Alpha Psi; Freemasons; Jaycees. Still living as of 1988.
  Relatives: Son of Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. (1911-1984) and Juanita Elizabeth (Jackson) Mitchell (1913-1992); brother of Michael Bowen Mitchell (1945-); father of Clarence M. Mitchell IV; nephew of Parren James Mitchell; uncle of Keiffer Jackson Mitchell, Jr..
  Political family: Mitchell family of Baltimore, Maryland.
  Meade Henry Esposito (1909-1993) — also known as Meade H. Esposito; Amadeo Henry Esposito — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., December 28, 1909. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964; vice-president, Lafayette National Bank, 1965; insurance broker; leader of Kings County Democratic Party, 1969-83. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, NAACP. Indicted in 1987 on federal charges that he had given bribes to U.S. Rep. Mario Biaggi in in return for influence on federal contracts for a Brooklyn ship-repair company; convicted on September 22, 1987 of giving an illegal gratuity; fined $500,000; indicted in 1988 on bribery and tax charges, but the case was dismissed due to his age and poor health. Died, from renal failure caused by a heart attack, while suffering from lung cancer and bladder cancer, in North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., September 3, 1993 (age 83 years, 249 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Felicia Esposito; married to Anne De Cunzo.
  Robert Jerry Dryfoos (1942-2006) — also known as Robert J. Dryfoos — of Forest Hills, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born August 11, 1942. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972, 1980, 1988; chief counsel for New York Lt. Gov. Mary Ann Krupsak, 1975; member, New York City Council, 1980-91; retired from office while under investigation over alleged campaign finance and federal tax violations, but no charges were filed; lobbyist. Jewish. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; American Jewish Committee. Died, from complications of a head injury, in New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 2, 2006 (age 63 years, 203 days). Burial location unknown.
  Gerald McCann (born c.1950) — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., about 1950. Democrat. Mayor of Jersey City, N.J., 1981-85, 1989-92; defeated, 1985; removed 1992; chair of Hudson County Democratic Party, 1984-85. Catholic. Convicted in 1992 on federal charges of fraud and tax evasion, and sentenced to federal prison. Still living as of 2003.
  Lawrence Jack Smith (b. 1941) — also known as Lawrence J. Smith; Larry Smith — of Hollywood, Broward County, Fla. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 25, 1941. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1979-82; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2004; U.S. Representative from Florida 16th District, 1983-93. Sentenced in 1993 to three months in federal prison for tax evasion. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
Nicholas Mavroules Nicholas James Mavroules (1929-2003) — also known as Nicholas Mavroules — of Peabody, Essex County, Mass. Born in Peabody, Essex County, Mass., November 1, 1929. Democrat. Mayor of Peabody, Mass., 1967-78; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1976; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 6th District, 1979-93; defeated, 1992. Greek Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; Rotary. Pleaded guilty in 1993 to charges of tax fraud and accepting gratuities while in office; sentenced to prison. Died in Salem, Essex County, Mass., December 25, 2003 (age 74 years, 54 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Public Officers of Massachusetts, 1979-80
  Tom Joe Barrow (b. 1949) — also known as Tom Barrow — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born, in Kirwood Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 12, 1949. Accountant; candidate for mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1985 (primary), 1989, 2009, 2013 (primary); convicted of on federal charges of tax evasion in 1993; served 18 months in prison; his contention that he was wrongfully convicted was later supported by a ruling of the U.S. Tax Court in 2008. African ancestry. Still living as of 2013.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Barrow and Mattie Barrow.
  Dave Brown (1948-1998) — of Montana. Born in Pompeys Pillar, Yellowstone County, Mont., November 20, 1948. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1981-93. Pleaded guilty in 1994 to five counts of failing to file federal income tax returns. Died in University Hospital, Madison, Dane County, Wis., October 23, 1998 (age 49 years, 337 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Butte, Mont.
  Webster Lee Hubbell (born c.1949) — also known as Webster L. Hubbell — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born about 1949. Lawyer; mayor of Little Rock, Ark., 1979-81; resigned 1981; chief justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1983. Pleaded guilty in December 1994 to federal mail fraud and tax evasion charges connection with his handling of billing at the Rose Law Firm; sentenced in 1995 to 21 months imprisonment; indicted in 1998 on additional federal tax evasion and conspiracy charges; pleaded guilty to one charge pending judicial review; following a Supreme Court ruling in his favor, the indictment was dismissed in October, 2000. Still living as of 2003.
  William James McCuen (c.1943-2000) — also known as Bill McCuen — of Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark.; Heber Springs, Cleburne County, Ark. Born in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., about 1943. Democrat. School teacher; Arkansas land commissioner, 1981-85; secretary of state of Arkansas, 1985-94; defeated in primary, 1994; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1992. After leaving office as Secretary of State, he admitted accepting kickbacks from two supporters he gave jobs, and not paying taxes on the money. He also admitted to conspiring with a political consultant to split $53,560 embezzled from the state in a sham transaction. He was indicted on corruption charges in 1995. On January 5, 1996, he pleaded guilty to felony counts of tax evasion and accepting a kickback; he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of trading in public office. Sentenced to 17 years in prison, and fined. Released on parole (due to illness) in February 1999. Died of colon cancer and a stroke, in Heber Springs, Cleburne County, Ark., September 9, 2000 (age about 57 years). Interment somewhere in Van Buren, Ark.
  Walter Rayford Tucker III (b. 1957) — also known as Walter R. Tucker III — of Compton, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Compton, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 28, 1957. Democrat. Lawyer; ordained minister; mayor of Compton, Calif., 1991-92; U.S. Representative from California 37th District, 1993-95; resigned 1995. Baptist. African ancestry. Sentenced in 1996 to 27 months in prison for extortion and tax evasion. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Walter R. Tucker, Jr. (1924-1990).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  James C. Green (c.1922-2000) — also known as Jimmy Green — of Clarkton, Bladen County, N.C. Born about 1922. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1961-77; Speaker of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1975-77; Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 1977-85; candidate in primary for Governor of North Carolina, 1984. Presbyterian. Charged in 1983 with accepting a bribe from an undercover FBI agent, but acquitted; convicted of tax evasion in 1997, fined, and sentenced to home confinement. Died at Bladen County Hospital, Elizabethtown, Bladen County, N.C., February 4, 2000 (age about 78 years). Interment at Clarkton Cemetery, Clarkton, N.C.
  Nick Wilson (born c.1943) — of Pocahontas, Randolph County, Ark. Born about 1943. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1971-98. Convicted in November, 1999, on federal tax evasion charges. Pleaded guilty in March, 2000 to fraud; 128 other charges were dropped in return for his agreement to testify against three others. Still living as of 2000.
  Brian Setencich (born c.1962) — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born about 1962. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1995-96; defeated, 1996; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1995-96. Professional basketball player in Europe. Charged with bribery and mail fraud; tried and acquitted in February, 2000. Charged with tax evasion; tried in federal court and convicted in June, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Abraham Jacob Hirschfeld (1919-2005) — also known as Abraham J. Hirschfeld; Abe Hirschfeld; "Honest Abe" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Tarnow, Poland, December 12, 1919. Real estate developer; hotel owner; candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1974 (Democratic primary), 1976 (Democratic primary), 2004 (Builders); candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1992 (Independent Fusion), 1994 (Democratic primary); Republican candidate for borough president of Manhattan, New York, 1997; Independence candidate for New York state comptroller, 1998. In 1998, offered Paula Jones $1 million to drop her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton; later sued by Jones when he tried to back out of the offer. Indicted in 2000 of trying to hire a hit man to kill his former business partner Stanley Stahl; also charged with tax evasion; briefly jailed for violating a court order against discussing the trial with the media; ultimately convicted, and served two years in prison. Died, from complications of cancer, in St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., August 9, 2005 (age 85 years, 240 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1943 to Zipora Teicher.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Martin G. Barnes (born c.1949) — also known as Marty Barnes — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born about 1949. Republican. Mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1997-2002; defeated, 2002. African ancestry. Indicted in federal court in 2002 on 40 counts of bribery and other offenses, over his solicitation and acceptance of more than $200,000 in gratuities from city contractors, including home improvements, designer suits, and paid female companions; pleaded guilty to two counts, including tax evasion, and sentenced in 2003 to 37 months in prison. Still living as of 2003.
  Kenneth E. Saunders, Sr. — also known as Butch Saunders — of Asbury Park, Monmouth County, N.J. Mayor of Asbury Park, N.J., 1997-2001. Convicted on federal bribery conspiracy charges, December 2003; pleaded guilty to filing false federal tax returns, February 3, 2004. February 3, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Randall Cunningham (b. 1941) — also known as Randy Cunningham; "Duke" — of Del Mar, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 8, 1941. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War; U.S. Representative from California, 1991-2005 (44th District 1991-93, 51st District 1993-2003, 50th District 2003-05); resigned 2005; pleaded guilty on Federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges, November 28, 2005; subsequently resigned from Congress. Christian. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Critical books about Randy Cunningham: Marcus Stern et al, The Wrong Stuff: The Extraordinary Saga of Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the Most Corrupt Congressman Ever Caught — Seth Hettena, Feasting on the Spoils : The Life and Times of Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, History's Most Corrupt Congressman
  John A. Lynch, Jr. (b. 1938) — of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., 1938. Democrat. Mayor of New Brunswick, N.J., 1979-91; member of New Jersey state senate 17th District, 1982-2001; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1996; pleaded guilty in 2006 to tax evasion and mail fraud over failing to report $150,000 in income; sentenced to prison; released in 2009. Still living as of 2009.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Lynch and Evelyn (Rooney) Lynch; married to Deborah Lynch (1948?-).
  Political family: Lynch family of New Brunswick, New Jersey.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Stephen Ernest Stockman (b. 1956) — also known as Steve Stockman — of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex. Born in Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Mich., November 14, 1956. Republican. Accountant; U.S. 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 under false pretenses, money laundering, making false statements to the FEC, not reporting income on his tax return; tried 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. Baptist. Member, National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Married 1988 to Patti Ferguson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Encyclopedia of American Loons
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