Verdicts Against Two Politicians

It was not the best of times for a pair of politicians last week, but at least the bad news was bipartisan. A onetime Republican Vice President was ordered to pay back bribes, while a longtime Democratic Senator was found guilty of taking one, among other counts. Their stories:

Agnew: Pay Up

Yes, Spiro Agnew, as Governor of Maryland, did take kickbacks from contractors—and some of the money was paid to him in his Vice President's office at the White House. Now he must repay the state $248,735, representing kickbacks of $147,500 plus $101,235 interest...

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