Dan Rostenkowski

Going to the US Congress in 1959, Dan Rostenkowski was the protege of Richard J Daley. In 1981 he acquired the prestigious seat as Chair of the Ways and Means Committee.

His years of public service would come to a halt when he was indicted in 1994 on 17 counts of stealing some $724,267 through various schemes. In 1996 he pleaded guilty to two minor mail-fraud counts, which led to him spending 451 days in federal custody. Rostenkowski would then begin a consulting business, ultimately being pardoned by friend Bill Clinton in 2000.1

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