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Traficant assured his benefactors that he was a "loyal fucker," and if any of his sheriff's deputies betrayed them "they'll fuckin' come up swimming in [the] Mahoning River."

Mug shot, former member of Congress from Ohio and convicted felon, James Traficant, 07/30/02. (photo: Summit County Jail/Getty)
Mug shot, former member of Congress from Ohio and convicted felon, James Traficant, 07/30/02. (photo: Summit County Jail/Getty) your social media marketing partner


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+2 # Guest 2010-03-09 01:31
Youngstown... effed by Nixon and Reagon and the removal of steel jobs, 70,000 people in the smallest inner city, and terrible corrupt politicians. Ohio is a typical state: all the funding goes to the center, to the state's capital in Columbus, and cities tucked into corners like Youngstown are left to self-destruct. I say draw up a new Constitution; let the States do some governing if they aren't siphoning off their outlying cities, but Congress should represent regions, getting rid of landed aristocracy Senate, and Representatives like Traficant. Nothing can save Youngstown but jobs jobs jobs. Heck with Traficant's alleged mob ties; children die of street crime and abuse caused by desperately depressed parents.
0 # Guest 2010-03-09 02:07
Read this. This is about your favorite criminal Congressman, ex.

0 # Guest 2010-03-09 11:20
Though you might find interesting.....
0 # Guest 2010-03-09 14:07
0 # Guest 2010-03-09 14:21
GO, JIM!!!

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