Top Six Scandals

By: Anna Filicetti

Aaron Schock (Republican/House of Representatives)

  • He campaigned, got money from doing so, and used that money that he earned for his own personal uses.
  • Because of the campaigning issue there were weeks of allegations, and eventually he resigned short after.
  • Along with him his senior advisor, Benjamin Cole, had also resigned for inappropriate, and racist comments/posts he had made.
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Senator Thaddeus McCotter (Democrat)

  • He and four of his staff resigned because of false signatures.
  1. Paul Sewald
  2. Don Yowchuang
  3. Mary N. Turnball
  4. Lorraine O'Brady
  • When he was campaigning for his 2012 reelection, and on his petitions there were fake signatures.
  • Although he never ended up being charged for the actions that were made.
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Senator Mike Crapo (Republican)

  • December 23, 2012 he broke the law of no drinking while driving.
  • He was arrested because of his actions and pleaded guilty in Virginia Court .
  • Sentenced to 180 days in prison, but he ended up serving none.
  • He had to pay a fine of 250 dollars.
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Trey Radel (Republican/House of Representatives)

  • Arrested October 29, 2013 in Washington D.C for possession of cocaine
  • He bought the drug from an undercover law enforcement officer
  • As a first time offender he pleaded guilty
  • He was sentenced to one year in probation and a $250 fine.
  • Along with this he had gotten treatment and left office for a while to treat his substance abuse addiction
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Jesse L. Jackson. Jr (Democrat/House of Representatives)

  • Jesse used $750,000 in campaign money to buy personal items like fur coats, interior, taxidermy, and other things.
  1. Much like Aaron Schock
  • His wife Sandi pleaded guilty along with him for filing false income tax statements.
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Senator John Ensign (Republican)

  • Resigned May 3rd, 2011 right before he was accused by the Senate Ethics Committee of having a sexual affair with Cynthia Hampton.
  • In May 2012, aid Doug Hampton reached the plea deal with prosecutors.
  1. This became the John Ensign Scandal
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