Ex-Arizona Congressman Guilty on Some Counts in Graft Case

Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 09:26 PM

 

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A federal jury found former U.S. Representative Richard Renzi of Arizona guilty on Tuesday on some counts in a corruption trial stemming from a federal land swap deal when he was in office, but acquitted him of other counts, prosecutors said.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office confirmed that Renzi, a Republican who represented Arizona's 1st Congressional District for three terms, was convicted on some charges in the case in U.S. District Court in Tucson. Further details were not immediately available.

Renzi was accused of coercing a mining company in 2005 to arrange for investors to buy land from a former business partner who then funneled corporate checks totaling $121,000 to Renzi.

Prosecutors argued that Renzi, who had been a member of the House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, agreed in exchange to support efforts by Resolution Copper Mining LLC to acquire valuable copper mining rights.

He was also accused of funneling more than $400,000 from an insurance company he managed into personal and campaign accounts between 2001 and 2009. The government said Renzi used some of that cash, which was intended for insurance premiums, to fund his first congressional campaign in 2002.

Renzi was indicted in 2008. He left Congress at the end of his term in early 2009.

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