July 29th, 2010
08:41 AM ET
4 years ago

Chelsea Clinton's father-in-law sorry for criminal past

Chelsea Clinton’s father-in-law said he is ‘remorseful’ for the time he spent in jail.
Chelsea Clinton’s father-in-law said he is ‘remorseful’ for the time he spent in jail.

(CNN) – Chelsea Clinton's soon-to-be father in law is thrilled about his son's upcoming wedding and tells CBS' Inside Edition that he has repaired his relationship with his family and the Clintons after spending more than four years in jail on several convictions of fraud.

"These are two wonderful human beings that have sensitivity about life and have a warm regard for family, and that's what it's really all about," said former Iowa Rep. Ed Mezvinsky, he father of Chelsea's fiancé, Marc.

Mezvinsky, who prosecutors once called a one-man "crime wave," was convicted in 2003 on multiple counts of fraud that involved several million dollars. Mezvinsky was then imprisoned until the spring of 2008.

"I'm remorseful for what happened," Mezvinsky told Inside Edition. "It was a terrible time, and I was punished for that. And I respect that and accept responsibility for what happened, and now I'm trying to move on and am grateful I have the opportunity for that."

Mezvinsky added that his son's upcoming nuptials with the former first daughter is "a rather special occasion and I'm grateful I can be part of it."

The wedding is set for this weekend and is expected to be held in Rhinebeck, New York.


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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. called a one-man "crime wave"

    holy smokes, what a father in law

    he seems like he has right'd his life from these statements, I bet he makes the stories over family dinner exciting

    July 29, 2010 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  2. Chas in Iowa

    Not a problem Ed. You just got the punishment for what most politicians get away with. Don't mean you a bad guy just 'cause you got caught.

    July 29, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  3. hangemhi

    Old dirty laundry CNN, old dirty laundry. So old it stinks!

    July 29, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  4. Steve

    As aformer felon, he should fit in well with the Clinton's.

    July 29, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  5. Carlo Mancini

    It's ah disgrace..! Public Figures aye....i say scum,haven't these people got enough Money already!

    July 29, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  6. Jerry

    Sounds like he will fit right in with family, congrats

    July 29, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  7. Dave

    They all are frauds! This one just got caught.

    July 29, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  8. KenC

    Chelsea's future father in law spent more than four years in jail on several convictions of fraud. I would say that they are both marrying into the right family! Sounds like a perfect fit.

    July 29, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
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