Ex-Rep. Cunningham Gets 8 Years, 4 Months for Corruption
Former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, who collected $2.4 million in homes, yachts, antique furnishings and other bribes in a corruption scheme unmatched in the annals of Congress, was sentenced Friday to eight years and four months in prison and was immediately taken into custody.
Cunningham pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from defense contractors and others in exchange for steering government contracts their way. They included a Rolls-Royce, a yacht, homes, travel, meals, Persian rugs valued at $40,000 each and various antique furnishings.
This is not a partisan issue, if a Republican is corrupt then send him to jail! We don't need criminals to "represent" us by living a lavish lifestyle for giving out tax dollars.
It's time for government to be afraid of the people again.