November 14th, 2008
10:30 AM ET
14 years ago

Grand jury returns 43-count indictment against Rep. Renzi

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="The Justice Department annnounced an indictment against Arizona Rep. Richard Renzi Thursday."]
(CNN) - Rep. Richard Renzi of Arizona has been reindicted on 43 criminal counts by a federal grand jury in Arizona, adding racketeering and tax allegations to previous charges, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

The superseding indictment stems from a land deal that allegedly netted Renzi more than $700,000 in exchange for supporting legislation. It comes as Renzi, a Republican, prepares to leave office and face a criminal trial.

He announced he would not seek re-election after he was indicted last February.

Three other defendants also were named in the new indictment.

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soundoff (131 Responses)
  1. Fred May Sr. WA ST

    We all pick on the politicians for thier wrongs but, WHO PUT THEM IN OFFICE? Let those who voted for the accused look in the mirrow and say its my fault. When you vote THINK.

    November 14, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  2. Irony

    Lets have some more whine from you cheesey republicans.

    Go ahead, say it ACORN! I knew you could, except ACORN didn't commit election fraud, they turned themselves in for registration fraud, fired the workers who commited the fraud, and moved on!

    Go factcheck yourselves! Get over it, and stop voting for these criminals!

    November 14, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  3. Jon

    Another name to add to the guest list on the Ted Stevens show. With special guest appearances by Scooter Libby, Tom Delay, and many more.

    November 14, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  4. chuck

    Ah man! those stupid republicans just cannot keep their hands out of the cookie jar.They learnt a lot from bush and cheney.

    November 14, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  5. Ethan

    Fourty-friggin-three? Is that a new record?

    These Republicans, seriously...

    November 14, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  6. chuck

    The only thing the republicans know is STEALING.

    November 14, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
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