5 Lawmakers Who Completely Broke The Law

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2. Dan Rostenkowski and Joe Kolter

In the early 1990s, these two congressmen had an original scheme through which they managed to embezzle thousands of dollars.

Their plan was pretty simple: they would return stamps funded by the taxpayers to the House post office in exchange for cash.

Well, we’ll admit this was a pretty creative and unique way, if we weren’t outraged we would be pretty impressed.

That was the whole scheme, simple, but quite effective. Kolter made $40,000 and Rostenkowski made $55,000.

Dan Rostenkowski got 17 months in jail, while Joe Kolter did only half a year in prison.

Do you think this was enough?

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