March 23, 2001 |
Former U.S. Rep. Edward Mezvinsky was indicted on charges that he lied to banks and defrauded clients, including his mother-in-law, in a $10.4-million scheme. Mezvinsky, 64, a Democrat who represented Iowa from 1973 to 1977, was charged with 56 counts of fraud and related offenses in an indictment by a federal grand jury in Philadelphia.
January 10, 2003 |
Former U.S. Rep. Edward Mezvinsky, a Democrat who became prominent during the Nixon impeachment proceedings, was sentenced to more than 6 1/2 years in prison for bilking people out of $10 million. Mezvinsky, 65, pleaded guilty to 31 fraud counts in September. Tearfully apologizing in a Philadelphia courtroom, he admitted that the victims, who included his mother-in-law, had been misled by a series of schemes he began orchestrating in the 1980s.
September 28, 2002 |
Former Rep. Edward Mezvinsky pleaded guilty in Philadelphia to defrauding friends and family members out of millions of dollars in a pyramid scheme. The former Democratic congressman from Iowa had long blamed his involvement in the scheme on his manic depression and the effects of an anti-malaria drug he took while on business trips to Africa.
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December 19, 1998
The following is statement made by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) on House floor against impeachment: Mr. Speaker, let me address the two issues that are on the minds of Americans today. As to our action in Iraq, the president is doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reasons.
April 9, 1989 |
The nation's birthplace has big problems, and its mayor, once mentioned as a potential vice president, is taking the heat. Philadelphians complain about too few police, dirty streets and reduced services. They blame Mayor W. Wilson Goode, whom they have forced to back off from a proposed $70-million tax increase. Even a political ally of the mayor says he has been "a disappointment." Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale mentioned Goode as a possible running mate in 1984, but that was before the 1985 debacle that forever damaged the mayor's image.
May 30, 1994 |
Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky arrived at her office for an interview carrying a carton of eggs. Apologizing for being late, she explained that she had stopped by a Congressional "omelet do" in hopes of getting a fast lunch, but the cooking had just ended. "So they gave me a dozen eggs instead." As the freshman Democrat who cast the vote that saved the first Clinton budget, Margolies-Mezvinsky is not about to refuse a contribution.