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It's been awhile since I went through and updated the Republican List of Corruption.

There's a few changes. A few new faces. A few old faces moving up to new categories as they go from investigation to indicted to guilty and a couple drops.

And of course the guilty list continues to grow.

As usual, if I'm missing anyone, just let me know and I'll put them in. Wouldn't want to make them feel unwelcome. If there are any errors please let me know. This list is no good if it's not accurate and current.

Please keep in mind, these people have to be currently under criminal investigation, indicted or found guilty and they have to be fairly recent and timely, (this means individuals either within the last eight years or so, though there might be a couple of exceptions with good reason). I can't afford this to be a full-time with overtime job and I can't afford to hire a staff.


Updated 1/17/08

Under Investigation

Ted Stevens (Republican Senator, AK): Under Investigation. Under Federal Investigation for bribery and illegal gratuities and/or unreported gifts from from VECO Corp., Alaska's largest oil-field engineering firm.

Don Young (Republican Representative, AK): Under Investigation. Under Federal Investigation for bribery and illegal gratuities and/or unreported gifts from from VECO Corp., Alaska's largest oil-field engineering firm.

Jim Gibbons (Republican Governor, NV): Under investigation. Under Federal investigation for influence peddling for recieving gifts in exchange for federal government contracts.

Rick Renzi (Republican Representative, AZ): Under investigation. Under Federal investigation for involvement in land swap deal. After the investigation of Renzi was initiated by Paul Charlton, the US Attorney for Arizona, Charlton was added to the list of attorney's to be dismissed in what would become the justice department's US attorney's controversy. Previous to the investigation Charton had been on the "retain" list.

John Doolittle (Republican Representative, CA): Under investigation. Under Federal investigation for possible illegal activities in connection with Lobbyist Jack Abramoff and illegal compensation of his wife Julie Doolittle. The investigation is directed at the activities of Sierra Dominion Financial Solutions Inc., a fund-raising company run by Mrs.Doolittle (see below).

Julie Doolittle (Republican Consultant): Under investigation. Under Federal investigation for possible unlawful compensation and possible illegal activities connected with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Mrs. Doolittle's firm, Dominion Financial Solutions Inc., in which Mrs. Doolittle is the only employee, recieved compensation and commissions in return for event planning for Abramoff, book-keeping services for lobbying firm connected to Abramoff and over $180,000 in commissions since late 2001.

Curt Weldon (Republican Representative, Pennsylvania): Under Investigation. Ongoing investigation into influence peddling and unlawful ties to two Russian companies.

Mark Foley (Republican Representative from Florida): Under Investigation. Resigned amid evidence that he had engaged in sexually explicit electronic communications with former and current congressional pages.

Ben Stevens (Republican State Senate President, Alaska): Under Investigation. FBI investigating possible illegal "consulting" fees paid to Stevens from the oil and fisheries industries. The fisheries industry has recieved numerous substantial Federal "grants" from the Alaska Fisheries Marketing Board of which Ben Stevens was the board's first chairman and was curiously set up by Ben's father, Alaskan Senator, Ted aka "the Bridge" Stevens.

Ralph Reed (Fundiecon, first executive director of the Christian Coalition): Under Investigation. Being probed in Jack Abramoff scandal. Target of Republican criticism arising from alleged profiteering from his position as a Conservative Christian leader. Numerous other shady dealings and accusations of overbilling. Resigned from the Christian coalition after federal prosecutors began investigating allegations by the Christian Coalition's chief financial officer, Judy Liebert. Under his leadership the Christian Coalition was found in violation of federal campaign finance laws during congressional elections in 1990, 1992 and 1994, and the presidential election in 1992.

Kenneth Tomlinson (Republican Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, former Chairman, Corporation for Public Broadcasting): Under Investigation. Under Investigation for misuse of Federal money. A state department investigation revealed that Tomlinson had ran a horse racing operation out of his office, overbilled the government, used employees for personal errands, and "improperly" put a friend on the payroll. PBS investigators said "that they had uncovered evidence that its former chairman had repeatedly broken federal law and the organization's own regulations in a campaign to combat what he saw as liberal bias." The investigation led to his resignation from PBS in November 2005.

Jerry Lewis (Republican Representative, California): Under Investigation. Under Investigation for influence peddling, earmarking Federal Funds and possible conflict of interest. Lewis is Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and was currently named one of the most corrupt members of Congress by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).


Mark Deli Siljander (Republican, Former Representative, Michigan, President Reagan alternate representative appointee to the United Nations General Assembly): Indicted. The 42-count indictment includes charges of money laundering, conspiracy and obstructing justice for allegedly lying to investigators about lobbying efforts on behalf of the Islamic American Relief Agency which allegedly has funneled funds to declared terrorists.

Michael S. Carona (Republican, Sheriff, Orange County, CA, Resigned): Indicted. Grand jury 10-count indictment include bribery, tax evasion, conspiracy and witness-tampering and faces a maximum sentence of up to 20 years.

Glenn Murphy Jr. (Young Republican National Chairman, Clark County GOP Chairman, Indiana): Indicted. Resigned from all GOP positions during investigation for criminal deviate conduct, a Class B felony. According to the report Murphy performed oral sex on another sleeping man without his consent during a party for Young Republicans. Murphy was also investigated in 1998 for sexual battery for apparently committing the same act. Murphy was charged with a class B felony, criminal deviate conduct and faces between six and 20 years if convicted.

Ozwald Balfour (Republican, Founder, Utah Republican Black Assembly): Indicted. Charged with three felony counts forcible sexual abuse and one felony count of attempted forcible sexual abuse after allegedly groping four women.

Robert Lichfield (Republican fundraiser for Mitt Romney): Indicted. Named along with 140 other defendents, the Federal lawsuit alleges that students at schools operated by the Worldwide Association of Specialty Schools, were subjected to "physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse."

Alan B. Fabian (Republican fundraiser for Mitt Romney and Bush Ranger): Indicted. Indicted by a grand jury on 23-counts of mail fraud, money laundering, bankruptcy fraud, perjury and obstruction of justice. According to prosecutors, Fabian made $32 million in false purchases of computer equipment, but actually spent the money on real estate and private jet use.

Robert Regola (Republican State Senator, PA): Indicted. Indicted on three counts of perjury, allowing possession of a firearm by a minor, recklessly endangering another person and false swearing in the suicide death of a teenage neighbor in which his weapon was used.

Bruce Weyhrauch (Former Republican state representative, Alaska): Indicted. Weyhrauch faces four counts of extortion, bribery and wire or mail fraud. Weyhrauch faces charges of helping to pass legislation in exchange for future legal work contracts from the oil engineering firm VECO.

Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari (aka Michael Mixon) (Republican businessman, GOP Donor, White House Advisor, activist): Indicted. Attempted to send over 150 thousand dollars to the Middle East to purchase equipment for terrorist training camps in Afghanistan. Also facing charges of money laundering.

Kyle "Dusty" Foggo (Republican Former CIA official): Indicted . 11 counts of fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. Connected to bribery of convicted Congressman Duke Cunningham. (See below)

Tom aka "The Hammer" DeLay (GOP House Majority Leader): Indicted. Resigned. Indicted on multiple charges money laundering and conspiracy. Implicated with Abramoff.

John Colyandro (Executive Director of the political action committee Texans for a Republican Majority): Indicted. Charged along with Tom Delay and Jim Ellis in numerous conspiracy, money laundering and illegal campaign finance activities.

Jim Ellis (Executive Director, Americans for a Republican Majority): Indicted. Charged with Delay and Colyandro in "scheme to use corporate political donations illegally to support candidates in state elections."

Warren RoBold (DeLay fundraiser): Indicted. Charged with nine different felonies in Delay money laundering campaign contribution scheme.

Ernie Fletcher(Kentucky Republican Governor, Evolution hater): Indicted. Cronyism. Due to the likelihood of Fletcher's executive immunity as governor and the likelihood of pardoning himself upon leaving office a plea bargain was reached where "The governor acknowledges that the evidence strongly indicates wrongdoing by his administration with regard to personnel actions within the merit system. Further, the governor hereby states that these actions were inappropriate and that he regrets their occurrence and accepts responsibility for them as head of the executive branch of state government."

James Tobin (President George W. Bush's New England campaign chairman): Retrial. Convicted on telephone harassment charges "for his part in a plot to jam the Democrats' phones on Election Day 2002." Update: 6/07/07. Conviction overturned on appeal. Prosecutors were reviewing the decision, and did not say if they planned to appeal.

Lawrence Novak (Vice-Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party) Indicted. Charged with laundering money from a client facing drug charges.


Pete Kott (Former Republican state representative, Alaska): Guilty. Found Guilty on three counts of extortion, bribery and mail fraud for recieving money in exchange for his support of a pipeline and a tax proposal that favored the oil engineering firm VECO.

Victor Kohring (Former Republican state representative, Alaska): Guilty. Kohring was found guilty conspiracy, bribery, and attempted extortion for accepting bribes from oil company VECO Corporation in exchange for services rendered in the company's behalf in the Alaska State Legislature.

John E. Sweeney (Republican, Former Representative, New York): Guilty. Pled guily to aggravated DWI. Arresting officer witnessed Sweeny's vehicle swerving erratically with a young woman partially sitting on his lap. Sweeney's blood alcohol level was .18, over twice the legal limit.

Bob Allen (Republican state representative and co-chairman of John McCain's presidential campaign, Florida, Resigned): Guilty. Found guilty of solicitation to commit prostitution after being arrested at a public restroom, offering cash to perform oral sex on a male undercover police officer. Sentenced to six months probation, fine, court costs, mandatory STD testing and education and to stay away from the park where he was arrested.

Thomas Ravenel (former Republican State Treasurer and Rudolph Giuliani State Chairman, South Carolina): Guilty. Plead guilty to "conspiring to buy and distribute less than 100 grams of cocaine". Faces sentence of up to fifty years in prison.

Jeffrey Ray Nielsen (Republican, Former Aide to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Huntington Beach, Republican Activist): Guilty. Pled guilty to molesting two teenage boys in order to avoid second trial and a maximum 11 year sentence. Nielsen faces 3 years in prison.

Ted Klaudt (Republican, Former State Representative, State Senate Candidate, South Dakota): Guilty. Found guilty on four counts of second-degree rape. Klaudt used the pretext of his underage foster daughters selling fertile eggs to perform fake "medical exams". Klaudt faces a maximum sentence up to 100 years (25 years for each count).

Brent Wilkes (Republican businessman, Defence Contractor): Guilty. Found guilty on all 13 counts of conspiracy, bribery, money laundering and bribes involving convicted Congressman Duke Cunningham in return for government contracts. Still awaiting second trial on multiple counts of bribery involving former CIA executive director Dusty Foggo.

Larry Craig (Republican Senator, ID, Resigned as U.S. Senate co-chair of the Mitt Romney for president campaign): Guilty. Arrested in June 2007 on suspicion of propositioning police officer at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. Craig payed a fine, was given one year of probation and a 10 day jail sentence which was stayed. Craig now denies wrongdoing.

Michael Flory (former head of the Michigan Federation of Young Republicans): Guilty. Pled guilty to sexual battery in a plea bargain while on trial for overpowering and repeatedly raping a young woman in a hotel room during a national Young Republican convention in Cleveland in the summer of 2006. Sentenced to five years in prison.

Italia Federici (President, Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy): Guilty. Pled guilty in Federal investigation for tax evasion and obstructing a Senate investigation in exchange for cooperating in continuing Congressional and Bush Administration corruption investigation involving former convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

J. Steven Griles (former Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Interior, Coal Lobbyist): Guilty. Plead guilty to felony obstruction of justice for making false statements in relation to Abramoff lobbying scandal.

Tom Anderson (former Republican state representative, Alaska): Guilty. Found guilty on all charges. Sentencing scheduled in October 2007. Anderson faces a maximum penalty of 20 years and $250,000 for extortion, 20 years and $500,000 on each count of money laundering, 10 years and $250,000 on the bribery count and five years and a $250,000 fine for conspiracy.

Bernard Kerik (NYPD Commissioner, Bush homeland security chief nominee, formerly the Interim Minister of Interior of Iraq): Guilty. Pled guilty to two ethics violations accepting $165,000 in renovations to his Bronx apartment from a contractor with suspected mob ties and an illegal loan. Under investigation for tax fraud, conspiracy to eavesdrop and mortgage fraud.

Lewis aka "Scooter" Libby (V-P Chief of Staff): Guilty. Resigned. Found Guilty on four charges of obstruction of justice, 2 counts of perjury, and one count of lying to federal investigators in Plame leak investigation. Sentenced to 30 months in prison. Sentence commuted by Presidential order.

Gary Miller (Republican Representative, California): Guilty. Ongoing investigation by FBI and IRS for tax evasion on earmarked investment property.

Lester M. Crawford (FDA Commissioner): Guilty. Resigned after two months as FDA Chief in Fall 2005, pled guilty in October 2006 to charges he hid ownership in food and drug companies that his agency regulated.

Jack Abramoff (Lobbyist): Guilty. Pled Guilty to multiple felony conspiracy, bribery, tax evasion and fraud counts. Currently testifying in gang-style murder of SunCruz Casinos owner Konstantinos Boulis.

David Safavian (Employee of the Office of Management and Budget): Guilty. Four felony counts of lying and obstruction in Abramoff lobbying and corruption scandal.

Tony Rudy (Lobbyist, DeLay staffer): Guilty. Unindicted co-conspirator "Staffer A" in DeLay scandal. Pled guilty to one charge of conspiracy and agreed to cooperate with investigators.

Michael Scanlon (Former DeLay Communications Director, Lobbyist): Guilty. Pled guilty to conspiring to bribe a member of Congress and other public officials.

Bob Ney (Republican Representative, Ohio): Guilty. Pled guilty to conspiracy and making false statements in relation to the Abramoff scandal. Sentenced to 30 months in prison, a $6,000 fine and 200 hours of community service.

Neil Volz (Chief of Staff to Representative Bob Ney): Guilty. Pleded guilty to one count of conspiracy, including wire fraud and violating House rules.

Tom Noe (Republican (Bush/Cheney) Fundraiser, Activist): Guilty. Found guilty of money laundering and under indictment for a plethora of felonies in the Ohio "Coingate" scandal.

Randall aka "Randy" or "Duke" Cunningham (Republican Congressman): Guilty. Pled Guilty to bribery, conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion. Currently serving eight year sentence.

Mitchell Wade (Defence Contractor, President MZM, Inc.,): Guilty. Paid over $1 million in bribes to "Duke" Cunningham in exchange for millions more in government contracts.

Claude Allen (Presidential Domestic Policy Advisor, Fundiecon): Guilty. Pled guilty in felony theft scheme of returning shoplifted goods for refund.

Bob Taft (Ohio Republican Governor): Guilty. Pled "No Contest" to four criminal misdemeanors for undisclosed gifts.

Shaun Hansen (Republican Activist): Guilty. Former co-owner of Idaho-based telemarketing firm Mylo Enterprises. Charged for conspiring to commit, and aiding and abetting the commission of, interstate telephone harassment relating to a scheme to jam several New Hampshire telephone lines on Election Day, 2002.

Charles McGee (former Executive Director of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee): Guilty. Plead Guilty to conspiracy to commit telephone harassment in New Hampshire phone scam. Sentenced to 7 months.

Allen Raymond (President, GOP Marketplace): Guilty. Hired by McGee to jam Democratic phone lines in New Hampshire phone scam. Served 4 Months. Served and released.

George Ryan (Former Republican Governor of Illinois):Guilty. 16 federal public corruption convictions of racketeering and bribery.

John Roland (Republican governor, Connecticut): Guilty. Pled guilty to corruption charges. Served sentence and released.

Adam Taff (Republican Congressional Candidate): Guilty. Pled guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of violating federal campaign law in charges stemming from his use of campaign funds to put a down payment on a 1.2 million dollar home.

Dishonorable Mentions

Richard Curtis (Republican State Representative, La Center, Washington) Resigned.. Resigned after denying and then admitting having paid for sex with 26-year-old male waiter. Curtis, opposed a 2006 gay rights discrimination bill and a 2007 domestic partnership bill.

Ken Calvert (Republican Representative, California) Should be under investigation. Earmarked Federal funds for personal gain by buying and selling land that benefited from multiple freeways and commerical development pushed through by his position as a Representative. Ties with consulting firm of Copeland, Lowery that is currently under investigation in the Jerry Lewis scandal above.
Also. Arrested in 1993 for Soliciting a prostitute.

Don Sherwood (Former Republican Representative, Pennsylvania): Civil Suit Settlement. Settled in civil suit with former mistress accusing Sherwood of repeatedly assaulting her during their 5-year extramarital relationship. The mistress, Cynthia Ore, called police in September 2004, after locking herself in the bathroom, and accused Sherwood of choking her. No charges were filed because "Both parties have left out significant information or are not willing to discuss in detail what actually happened".

Rush Limbaugh (Conservative Radio Talk Show Host): Plea Bargain. Charged with "doctor shopping" to obtain prescription pain medication. Limbaugh surrendered to authorities after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Prosecutors agreed to drop the charge if Limbaugh paid $30,000 to help offset investigation costs, complete a drug addiction treatment with his physician and submit to random drug testing.

Bill O'Reilly (Conservative Fox News Talk Show Host): Civil Suit Settlement. Settled a civil suit for sexual harrassment. Former O'Reilly factor producer Mackris filed a sexual harassment suit, complaining that O'Reilly had made numerous references to "phone sex, vibrators, threesomes, masturbation, the loss of his virginity, and other sexual fantasies".

Originally posted to CaptStumpy on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 12:39 PM PST.

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