YOUNGSTOWN -- An exclusive, live and unscripted interview with James A. Traficant Jr. will air at 7 p.m. Monday on WFMJ-TV, Channel 21.
The interview with the former Mahoning Valley congressman by news anchor Bob Black will be aired the night before Traficant is to be sentenced on racketeering charges.
His sentencing hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday in federal court in Cleveland.
Traficant was convicted in April of 10 counts of bribery, racketeering and tax evasion. Prosecutors want him taken into custody at sentencing and for him to serve 71/4 years in prison. He is expected to appeal.