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September 27, 2001 | From Associated Press
A federal judge on Wednesday denied Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.'s request to remove a prosecutor he has accused of misconduct from Traficant's bribery case. The Democratic Ohio congressman was indicted in May on charges of racketeering and bribery for allegedly taking kickbacks from staffers and bribes from people seeking political favors. Traficant has alleged that prosecutors bullied witnesses into saying they offered him bribes in exchange for political favors.
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August 2, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Former Rep. James Traficant of Ohio, serving an eight-year sentence in federal prison for corruption, has authorized the formation of a presidential exploratory committee. Traficant was booted from the House of Representatives last year after being convicted of racketeering, bribery and tax evasion. Campaign organizer Marcus Belk said his group began a move to draft Traficant last week and has raised $10,224.
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August 6, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. marshals transferred former Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. from an Ohio jail to a federal prison in Pennsylvania, where he will serve eight years for bribery and racketeering. Traficant had asked to be placed in an Ohio prison so he can run for reelection Nov. 5 from his Youngstown district. But the sentencing judge made no recommendation either way. The Constitution states that a congressional candidate must be a resident of the state where he is seeking office.
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August 6, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. marshals transferred former Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. from an Ohio jail to a federal prison in Pennsylvania, where he will serve eight years for bribery and racketeering. Traficant had asked to be placed in an Ohio prison so he can run for reelection Nov. 5 from his Youngstown district. But the sentencing judge made no recommendation either way. The Constitution states that a congressional candidate must be a resident of the state where he is seeking office.
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August 2, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Former Rep. James Traficant of Ohio, serving an eight-year sentence in federal prison for corruption, has authorized the formation of a presidential exploratory committee. Traficant was booted from the House of Representatives last year after being convicted of racketeering, bribery and tax evasion. Campaign organizer Marcus Belk said his group began a move to draft Traficant last week and has raised $10,224.
NATIONAL
July 18, 2002 | From Associated Press
Confrontational to the end, Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. on Wednesday accused House ethics panel lawyers of lying, the federal government of a vendetta and the jury that convicted him of not liking him because of his attitude. "I've been railroaded once and I'll be damned if I'll be railroaded again," Traficant shouted over the pounding gavel of House Ethics Chairman Joel Hefley (R-Colo.), who tried futilely to get the Ohio Democrat to calm down.
NEWS
August 18, 1987 | Associated Press
Ohio Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., acknowledging that his chances are slim, said Monday that he is forming a committee to test the waters for a Democratic presidential bid. Traficant, who beat government allegations that he took money from mobsters but still faces federal tax evasion charges, said he hoped to be a champion of common people. "Maybe it's time that somebody without money gives it a shot," Traficant said at a news conference.
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December 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal judge in Cleveland has refused to throw out a criminal indictment against Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. (D-Ohio). Traficant had filed a motion asking the judge to dismiss the case, arguing the indictment was defective and deficient. But U.S. District Judge Lesley Brooks Wells said that Traficant's motion to dismiss was without merit. Traficant faces charges that include racketeering, bribery and tax evasion.
NEWS
April 9, 2002 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the final minutes of his closing argument Monday, Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. (D-Ohio) waved a roll of toilet paper in the air for the jury to see. "I'll leave this here for you because this is all they have," said Traficant, who despite not having a law degree represented himself in his trial on federal corruption charges. During the proceedings, Traficant had berated U.S.
NEWS
May 5, 2001 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal grand jury on Friday charged veteran Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. (D-Ohio) with 10 counts of bribery and racketeering for allegedly accepting payments and gifts from businessmen and staff members, using employees to work on his farm and filing false income tax returns. Under the indictment, returned in Cleveland and made public at Justice Department headquarters, Traficant faces maximum penalties of more than 60 years in prison and $2.2 million in fines if convicted on all counts.
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July 18, 2002 | From Associated Press
Confrontational to the end, Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. on Wednesday accused House ethics panel lawyers of lying, the federal government of a vendetta and the jury that convicted him of not liking him because of his attitude. "I've been railroaded once and I'll be damned if I'll be railroaded again," Traficant shouted over the pounding gavel of House Ethics Chairman Joel Hefley (R-Colo.), who tried futilely to get the Ohio Democrat to calm down.
NEWS
April 9, 2002 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the final minutes of his closing argument Monday, Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. (D-Ohio) waved a roll of toilet paper in the air for the jury to see. "I'll leave this here for you because this is all they have," said Traficant, who despite not having a law degree represented himself in his trial on federal corruption charges. During the proceedings, Traficant had berated U.S.
NEWS
December 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal judge in Cleveland has refused to throw out a criminal indictment against Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. (D-Ohio). Traficant had filed a motion asking the judge to dismiss the case, arguing the indictment was defective and deficient. But U.S. District Judge Lesley Brooks Wells said that Traficant's motion to dismiss was without merit. Traficant faces charges that include racketeering, bribery and tax evasion.
NEWS
September 27, 2001 | From Associated Press
A federal judge on Wednesday denied Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.'s request to remove a prosecutor he has accused of misconduct from Traficant's bribery case. The Democratic Ohio congressman was indicted in May on charges of racketeering and bribery for allegedly taking kickbacks from staffers and bribes from people seeking political favors. Traficant has alleged that prosecutors bullied witnesses into saying they offered him bribes in exchange for political favors.
NEWS
May 5, 2001 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal grand jury on Friday charged veteran Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. (D-Ohio) with 10 counts of bribery and racketeering for allegedly accepting payments and gifts from businessmen and staff members, using employees to work on his farm and filing false income tax returns. Under the indictment, returned in Cleveland and made public at Justice Department headquarters, Traficant faces maximum penalties of more than 60 years in prison and $2.2 million in fines if convicted on all counts.
NEWS
August 18, 1987 | Associated Press
Ohio Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., acknowledging that his chances are slim, said Monday that he is forming a committee to test the waters for a Democratic presidential bid. Traficant, who beat government allegations that he took money from mobsters but still faces federal tax evasion charges, said he hoped to be a champion of common people. "Maybe it's time that somebody without money gives it a shot," Traficant said at a news conference.
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