Former Member of Congress Convicted
Posted at 1:57 p.m. on June 12
In a federal corruption trial, a jury convicted former Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., of 17 of 32 counts, including wire fraud, conspiracy and extortion, some of which occurred while he was in office.
Renzi promised to use his influence as a member of Congress to profit from a federal land exchange. Renzi also engaged in insurance fraud by diverting premiums to fund his congressional campaign from 2001 to 2003 and providing false statements.
View Roll Call’s Goppers article for details.
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