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Representative James Traficant testified before the House Ethics Committee today. You may recall that Traficant defeated accusations of racketeering and bribery in 1983 by claiming that he was taking part in a “one man sting operation.” Traficant apparently can’t understand why the FBI has been “after him” ever since he gave them that story.

Traficant admits he uses “unorthodox measures” and “may have raided this House for some appropriations money” and believes that he may go to jail for his new convictions of fraud, tax evasion, and bribery. He remains confident, however, that he “might be the first American to win a congressional seat while incarcerated.” Good luck, Jim.