August 19, 1989 |
Former Rep. John Jenrette was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail and fined $2,000 for stealing a necktie and shoes from a department store. The former South Carolina Democratic congressman was also placed on two years of probation and was ordered to do 200 hours of community service and to continue psychiatric and alcoholism treatment. "I apologize to the court," Jenrette said. "I can only say that I'll never be back. Why I let this happen, I don't know.
August 18, 1989 |
Former Rep. John Jenrette was fined $200 and sentenced to 30 days in jail today for shoplifting clothes at a suburban Washington store, and his attorney said the penalty may trigger more prison time for his Abscam bribery conviction. Jenrette, who spent 13 months in prison and was forced out of office for accepting a $50,000 bribe from undercover agents, was taken into custody after Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Jack Stevens pronounced sentence.
April 27, 1988 |
Former U.S. Rep. John Jenrette (D-S.C.), who was convicted eight years ago in the federal Abscam investigation, announced today that he will not seek his former congressional seat in this year's elections. He said a federal judge has declined to terminate his parole for his Abscam conviction. One condition of that parole is that he not leave the state without checking with his parole officer.
May 13, 1986 |
Abscam convict John W. Jenrette has been ordered released from federal prison after 13 months of a two-year sentence, to spend two months at a halfway house in South Carolina. The former Democratic congressman from South Carolina was convicted in October, 1980, of conspiracy and accepting a $50,000 bribe in the FBI investigation into political corruption.
April 6, 1985 |
Former Rep. John Jenrette of South Carolina entered a federal prison Friday to begin serving his two-year sentence for bribery and conspiracy convictions stemming from the FBI's Abscam investigation. Jenrette, who was under a court order to surrender at the Atlanta penitentiary by 2 p.m., arrived shortly before the deadline, prison spokesman William Noonan said.
July 12, 1988 |
--Not every name on display at the upcoming Democratic National Convention will belong to famous politicians. Most of the blue and white banners designating thoroughfares in the media village in the Georgia World Congress Center will bear names such as Thomas Jefferson Avenue and Woodrow Wilson Boulevard. But there will also be Myers Lane, Podrazik Lane and Latimore Lane. The "streets" run between trailers of electronic equipment and blue-curtained makeshift newsrooms.