Monday, November 28, 2005

Corrupt Congressman: I Mislead Myself

After months of denying any wrongdoing, Republican Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham of California resigned from the House today as he admitted taking $2.4 million in bribes from defense contractors. This included a Rolls Royce and more than a million dollars to pay down a mortgage on a "mansion" in Rancho Santa Fe. Defense contractor Mitchell Wade reportedly bought another home from the congressman at a hugely inflated price and then allowed Representative Cunningham to live on a yacht owned by the contractor. Oh, and the yacht's name? It was the Duke Stir.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has 14 days to set an election date to replace Cunningham, who faces up to 10 years in prison during sentencing in late February.


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