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Quiz: Quiz: Political Scandals

Question 1 of 10

In April 2002, James Traficant was found guilty of what crime?

  1. Bribery
  2. Kidnapping
  3. Murder
  4. Vehicular manslaughter

In 2002, Ohio congressman James Traficant was charged with accepting bribes. For many Americans, the televised trial was their first chance to experience him in all his offbeat glory, but Ohio residents had known him and his shockingly obvious hairpiece for decades. The 2002 trial was his second for bribery --- the first had been in 1983, when he became the only person to ever win a RICO case while acting as his own attorney. However, the second time he wasn't so lucky, and he received a seven-year sentence.

SOURCE: Traficant Guilty Of Bribery, Racketeering | CNN.com