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Governor of New York used the Emperors Club VIP prostitution service to meet $1,000/ night escorts. No charges were filed since no public funds were used, though he resigned anyway2008
Detroit Mayor, accused of extramarital affair with his Chief-of-Staff, Christine Beatty. Racy text messages between them uncovered by the press contradicted their sworn denials of 2008
Governor of New Jersey, admitted that he had an extramarital affair with Golan Cipel an Israeli national, who he appointed as homeland security advisor.2004
Speaker of the House of Representatives (R-GA) admitted to having an affair with (his current wife, Callista Bisek, his third) while still married to his second wife in the late 191998
President (D-AR) intern Monica Lewinsky allegedly had oral sex with The President. Leading him to famously declare on TV on January 26, 1998 that 'I did not have sexual relations w1998
US Congressman who called for the impeachment of Bill Clinton. His own sexual hypocrisy was alleged by Hustler publisher Larry Flynt who claims his second wife said he was cheating1998
US Senator was forced to resign his office when his vehement denials of any wrongdoing (after 29 women came forward with claims of sexual harassment, abuse, and assaults) were even1995
indicted for sexual assault and criminal sexual abuse for a relationship with a 16-year-old campaign volunteer (1994.) He was convicted of 12 counts of sexual assault, obstruction 1995
Found intoxicated with stripper Fanne Foxe. He was re-elected anyway, though after he gave an intoxicated press conference from Foxe's burlesque house dressing room, he resigned.1974
President (D) and future Vice President William Rufus King (D-NC) were the subject of scandalous gossip (alleging a homosexual affair) in Washington, D.C. for many years. Andrew Ja1850's
was accused of fathering the children of his slave Sally Hemmings by the published articles of James Callender1802
Congressman (D-NY) Resigned to avoid an ethics investigation into his alleged behavior of groping and tickling a young male staffer. 2010
House Majority Leader, reprimanded twice by House Ethics Committee and aides indicted (2004–2005); eventually he himself was indicted.2005
The FBI seized $90,000 in cash from his home freezer. He was re-elected anyway, but lost in 2008. He was convicted of 11 counts of bribery and sentenced to 13 years on November 13,2005
pleaded guilty on November 28, 2005 to charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion.2005
found guilty on 10 felony counts of financial corruption, he was sentenced to 8 years in prison and expelled from the House 2005
Secretary of Interior, 1981–1983, charged with 25 counts of perjury and obstruction of justice, sentenced to five years probation, fined $5,000 and 500 hours of community servic1983
convicted of accepting an illegal gratuity, obstruction of a congressional inquiry, and destruction of documents, but the ruling was overturned since he had been granted immunity1986
Abscam: Senator (D-NJ) Convicted on 9 counts of bribery and conspiracy. Sentenced to 3 years in prison.1980
Senator (D-NJ) Convicted on 9 couVice President, convicted of tax fraud stemming from bribery charges in Maryland and forced to resign.nts of bribery and conspiracy. Sentenced to 31973
Was not nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court after publication of a 20-year-old speech: 'I yield to no man... in the firm, vigorous belief in the principles of white supremacy.' Was1970
V-P nominee delivers 'Checkers Speech', to deflect scandal about $18,000 in gifts, maintaining the only personal gift he had received was a dog1952
Senator (R-WI), Head of the House of Un-American Activities Committee, which was a well publicized and vicious congressional investigation into the supposed spread of Communism in 1948-57
District of Columbia Mayor caught on videotape using drugs in an FBI sting.1990
US Senator who pled guilty to disorderly conduct in a Minneapolis airport men's room in June, after having been arrested on a charge of homosexual lewd conduct.2007

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