Kwame Kilpatrick is not the first politician to be accused and convicted of a crime. Actually, he is in some pretty distinguished company. Sad but true. The list is long and the crimes vary from corruption, drugs, sexual misconduct, etc. as well as the prison sentences. Here are just a few of the many who have been caught and convicted.
Politicians Doing Time for Their Crime was originally published on blackamericaweb.com
1. Former Trump Campaign Aide Rick Gates
Like Paul Manafort, Rick Gates was also charged and indicted with conspiracy against the United States in the Russian Probe investigation by Robert Mueller. Told to surrender himself to the FBI on October 30, 2017, Gates has also been placed under house arrest. (Photo by AP)
2. Former Congressman Anthony Weiner
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner stepped down from his position in June of 2011 when his sexting scandal became public. On May 19, 2017, Weiner pleaded guilty to sexting a 15-year-old girl and will serve 21 months in prison. He reported to prison on November 6, 2017. (Photo by AP)
3. Former Trump Campaign Aide Paul Manafort
Trump campaign aide Paul Manafort surrendered to the FBI on October 30, 2017, after months of being investigated by various organizations over his relations with Russia and the presidential election. Robert Mueller led the investigation on Manafort who has been placed under house arrest. (Photo by AP)