An­other Cor­rupt Con­gress­man Ar­rested

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For­mer Repub­li­can Texas Con­gress­man Stephen Ernest "Steve" Stock­man has been ar­rested for con­spir­ing to use con­tri­bu­tions des­ig­nated for a char­ity to fund his cam­paign and for per­sonal use.

He has been in­dicted with a 28-count fed­eral in­dict­ment for fraud­u­lently so­lic­it­ing $1.2 mil­lion in char­i­ta­ble do­na­tions and di­vert­ing more than $500,000 to him­self and his cam­paign.

The in­dict­ment charges Stock­man with money laun­der­ing, mail and wire fraud, ly­ing to the Fed­eral Elec­tion Com­mis­sion, ex­ces­sive cam­paign con­tri­bu­tions and fil­ing a fraud­u­lent tax re­turn.

Stock­man's for­mer staffer Thomas Dodd has al­ready pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud and ly­ing to the Fed­eral Elec­tion Com­mis­sion and is tes­ti­fy­ing against Stock­man to get a lighter sen­tence.

For­mer Stock­man aide Ja­son Posey has also been in­dicted, for us­ing a non­profit to get a $450,571 do­na­tion for a mailer cam­paign.

Most politi­cians, es­pe­cially Repub­li­can Con­gress­men, en­gage in some sort of crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity, but most are some­what clever about it and don't get in­dicted.

Stock­man at­tended San Jac­into Col­lege in 1985 to 1986 but dropped out be­cause he suf­fered from what he called "par­ty­ing syn­drome".

Stock­man was a right-wing Repub­li­can and sup­porter of guns for ev­ery­one ev­ery­where, abol­ish­ing the IRS and end­ing equal rights.

As an op­po­nent of Oba­macare and medi­care, he was bankrupted when car­ing for his fa­ther who had Alzheimer's dis­ease. The bank­ruptcy may have been part of his mo­ti­va­tion for fraud.

Stock­man claims to be a born-again Chris­tian.

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