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Response to Enrique (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:27 PM

7. So...

and I did not read all through this stuff. If you Google, it's all over the place. Looks like Lautenberg was NOT involved? Only took the place of Harrison Williams who was involved and resigned? Feel free to correct me!

"In 1982 he received the Democratic nomination for a US Senate seat from New Jersey. The seat had been occupied by Democrat Harrison Williams, who resigned on March 11, 1982 after being implicated in the Abscam scandal.Lautenberg won the election and took office several days before the traditional swearing-in of senators."

http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Frank_Lautenberg

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"Abscam (sometimes ABSCAM) was a United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sting operation run from the FBI's Hauppauge, Long Island, office in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The operation initially targeted trafficking in stolen property but was converted to a public corruption investigation.

The investigation ultimately led to the conviction of a United States Senator, five members of the House of Representatives, one member of the New Jersey State Senate, members of the Philadelphia City Council, and an inspector for the Immigration and Naturalization Service."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abscam

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