Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2008

Harrison A. Williams

Years in Senate: 1959-82
Party: Democrat
State: New Jersey

The New Jersey Senator took bribes from FBI agents posing as wealthy Arab businessmen in a sting operation and was indicted in 1980. Williams resigned in 1982 prior to a Senate vote on his expulsion and served 21 months in federal prison on bribery and conspiracy charges.

James Downie and Baird Kellogg