The note below from FNC Chad Pergram reminds us that Congressman Jackson’s predecessor also was convicted and went to prison.
Jackson’s predecessor….former Rep. Mel Reynolds (D-IL), quite Congress in 1995 after being convicted on charges of sexually abusing a minor and soliciting child pornography. A Rhodes Scholar, Reynolds was setneced to five years in jail but did less than that. Jackson then won a special election to take Reynolds seat.
Recent members of Congress who have done time include former Reps Bill Jefferson (D-LA), Duke Cunningham (R-CA), Bob Ney (R-OH, pronounced NAY), Jim Traficant (D-OH) and Frank Balance (D-NC).
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