(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.
What can I say, sins of the father. Son can't be held responsible for that. I wish them well...
a perfect fit for the Clinton family...
OK CNN – right before Chelsea's wedding you want to expose DIRT – about a member of her future family – that most likely more than 90% of the country even knew about!!! What is the purpose of this story??????????????????
No wonder Chelsea stayed out of the media's eyes and gave NO INTERVIEWS!!! She wanted her day to be SPECIAL and here comes CNN with a 'side-story' in an effort to SPOIL her day!!! WHY?
No need to be sorry. You fit right in with your new in-laws.
Sins of the father have affected both parties of this union, but the children do not have to pay for their fathers mistakes. Good luck and congrats to the happy couple!
It's nice to know that the families have so much in common !!! But i do wish Chelsea the best.
So, I've read two articles that this wedding could cost up to $3.2 million dollars and another one said this wedding will cost $5 million. Either way, it's disgusting that anyone would spend anything close to this amount for a wedding/party when so many are doing without. But, we're talking about Democrats here. The party of... 'do as I say, not as I do'
So both fathers are criminals. Just the grooms dad actually served time in jail, while the brides made millions and millions from his crimes and got away with it. Should make for an interesting family dynamic.
Hey, no worries, 4 years for fraud, he is a perfect fit for the Clinton's
ATTENTION ALL HATERS OF ANYTHING REMOTELY DEMOCRATIC:
She's marrying the SON not the father.
Save the hate...
Why are we dragging this guys past into the topic of her wedding? What does it have to do with anything. Does everything have to be political drama?
I Wish her well..
But she is not a Bombshell, so I hope her fiancé loves her and not her inheritance..
CNN, I expected better from you. If I wanted to read National Enquirer or Star Magazine articles i would have them bookmarked onmy computer. I want news and I used to get it from you.
He'll fit right in with the Democrats!
Ms. Clinton is a sweat and innocent girl; I wish her the best!
Oh now we see that based upon the activities of their parents, they are a match made in heaven.
Don't worry Ed Mezvinsky, you are now in with the man who is running our country, George Soros, and you can now get away with even murder.
You support the second most evil man ever to walk this earth behind Adolf Hitler, George Soros, if you vote Democrat.
Republican this Republican that, IRRELEVANT LIB!!! You are a Soros puppet, you have sealed your fate with a Democrat vote after reading this post, you can't claim ignorance to god on judgement day now!
heck he fits right in w/the clintons and fraud...they should welcome him w/open arms
Fraud, it runs in the family.
Am I surprised? Hardly.
Wonder how Chelsea is going to look in her pantsuit wedding pantsuit?
I'm sure an international incident will happen while Hillary is away being mother of the bride.
Criminals marrying criminals, who would have guessed?
Chelsea, you're a good kid... and no doubt intelligent. I hope you made the right decision.
But what is it with the Clintons??? They just cant seem to help themselves associating with criminals.
I wonder if her father is remorseful for his criminal past?
Why should he be sorry. As far as I remember, Chelsea's dad has a criminal past as well...as does her mom...lol. And isn't it ironic how the liberals...who despise the rich and fight for the poor...are not making a stink about the ultra-lavish wedding. I mean they are spending more the the wedding cake than many of their admirer's make in a year. And look at the guest list. All A-lister millionaires/billionaires. How can these people even think they know how and what the common man thinks/experiences/etc? It is laughable.
Chip off the old block.... at least he will have a lot in common with the new family.
Are we not surprised? I mean Chelsea's side of this union doesn't exactly have a skeleton-free closet.
I see no problem he should fit right in with a familiy of politicians, especially the Clintons...they can talk about how not to get caught.