Disgraced Democratic congressman James Traficant was released from prison Wednesday after serving 7 years on corruption charges that led to his expulsion from the House of Representatives. Traficant was charged with bribery and racketeering in 2002, and convicted of taking kickbacks from businessmen and staff members. Traficant, known for his colorful style, wild hair and Star Trek references, walked out of federal prison in Rochester, Minnesota, Wednesday in shorts and a gray T-shirt...Read Full Story
James Traficant (born May 8, 1941) is a former Democratic politician who was expelled from congress on corruption charges. He was convicted in 2002 and released from prison September, 2, 2009.