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Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 before the House Ethics Committee. Traficant on Monday told a House ethics panel considering whether he should be expelled from the House that the Justice Department has targeted him for years and forced a jury to convict him of fraud, bribery and tax evasion.

Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 before the House Ethics Committee. Traficant on Monday told a House ethics panel considering whether he should be expelled from the House that the Justice Department has targeted him for years and forced a jury to ...


Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 to testify 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 opens his second defense this week against the bribery, tax evasion and racketeering charges he was convicted of in court.

Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 to testify 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 opens his second defense this week against the ...


Empty chairs for members of Congress and prospective witnesses are seen behind Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 prior to a House Ethics Committee hearing. Traficant told a House ethics panel considering whether he should be expelled from the House that he was innocent of the fraud, bribery and tax evasion that a jury convicted him of, and that he is being persecuted by the Justice Department.

Empty chairs for members of Congress and prospective witnesses are seen behind Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 prior to a House Ethics Committee hearing. Traficant told a House ethics panel considering whether he should be expelled from the House that he was ...


Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, 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 opens his second defense this week against the bribery, tax evasion and racketeering charges he was convicted of in court.

Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, 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 opens his second defense this week against the bribery, tax ...


Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 before the House Ethics Committee. Traficant on Monday told a House ethics panel considering whether he should be expelled from the House that the Justice Department has targeted him for years and forced a jury to convict him of fraud, bribery and tax evasion.

Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2002 before the House Ethics Committee. Traficant on Monday told a House ethics panel considering whether he should be expelled from the House that the Justice Department has targeted him for years and forced a jury to ...


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

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 ...