Larry Craig was a U.S. senator from Idaho who was arrested for alleged lewd conduct after an incident in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport men's bathroom. He had been suspected of attempting to solicit sexual activity from a man in one of the stalls, and the man turned out to be an undercover cop.
Craig entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct, but denied any wrongdoing and characterized the plea as a mistake made without the benefit of legal counsel. "I chose to plead guilty to a lesser charge in hopes of making it go away," he said in a press conference two months after the incident. "That was a mistake, and I deeply regret it."