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Photo by Associated Press | published: August 13, 2009

Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio arrives on Capitol Hill Monday, July 15, 2002 before the House Ethics Committee. In an uphill fight to keep from becoming only the second House member expelled from Congress since the Civil War, Traficant opened his second defense this week against official misconduct. He was convicted in court of bribery, tax evasion and racketeering charges



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