February 28, 2015 10:30 am -

[su_right_ad]Former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi is beginning a three-year sentence for corruption, money laundering and other convictions. The AP reports:

Renzi, 56, was convicted of conspiring to use his congressional post to make companies buy his ex-business associate’s land so the associate could repay a debt to Renzi.

A federal jury in Tucson convicted Renzi in June 2013 on 17 of 32 counts, including wire fraud, extortion and racketeering.

Prosecutors said Renzi looted a family insurance business to help pay for his 2002 campaign, but he wasn’t convicted of illegally using money from the firm.

Jurors did find that he filed a false statement with regulators after failing to use premiums collected from nonprofit groups to buy policies.



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3 responses to Former Republican Congressman Reports To Federal Prison

  1. rg9rts February 28th, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Karma….so fitting

  2. jybarz February 28th, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Must be a close school buddy of Issa from Crooks School.

  3. nola878 February 28th, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Probably doing his time in minimum security.

    Public corruption conviction time should be be done in maximum security.