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Sen. Harrison A. Williams Jr.

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Third-Party Descriptions

October 2008: "Harrison Williams (D-N.J.), the last senator found guilty of a felony while in office, was convicted of one count of conspiracy and two counts of bribery May 1, 1981, part of the FBI's Abscam scandal. Williams remained in the Senate for almost 10 months before resigning on March 11, 1982, after the ethics committee had recommended to the full chamber that he be expelled."


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Member of (past or present) Democratic Party / Democratic National Committee (DNC) Organization Oct 28, 2008
Opponent (past or present) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Organization Oct 28, 2008
Member of (past or present) US Senate Organization Oct 28, 2008

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Oct 27, 2008 Stevens Found Guilty on 7 Counts: Senator Will Remain on Nov. 4 Ballot

QUOTE: Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, one of Congress's most powerful Republicans, was convicted yesterday of lying on financial disclosure forms to conceal his receipt of gifts and expensive renovations to his house, just eight days before he faces voters in a tight reelection contest.

Washington Post