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Your Friday Political corruption post..

Today it is our pleasure to introduce newly indicted Rick Renzi. Mr. Renzi, a republican, has been nailed on 35 charges this morning. From Reuters:
A federal grand jury has indicted Republican U.S. Rep. Richard Renzi of Arizona on 35 criminal counts including conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering and official extortion, according to court papers unsealed on Friday.

The indictment stems from plan by Renzi and an associate to benefit from a land-exchange plan in order to receive Renzi’s support for necessary federal legislation, court documents said.
“It was an object of the conspiracy for Renzi to enrich (his associate) and personally benefit himself,” the indictment said.

It also accuses Renzi of embezzling premiums from clients of an insurance business to fund his congressional campaign.

Notice that Renzi is a double dipper in the fact that he scammed not only the feds but his own insurance clients..Wotta Greedy bastard!