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James Traficant

James Anthony Traficant, Jr. is a former Democratic Representative in the United States Congress from Ohio (from 1985 to 2002). He represented the 17th Congressional District, which centered around his hometown of Youngstown and included parts of three counties in northeast Ohio's Mahoning Valley. He was expelled after being convicted of taking bribes, filing false tax returns, racketeering, and forcing his aides to perform chores at his farm in Ohio and on his houseboat in Washington, D.C., and was released from prison on September 2, 2009, after serving a seven-year sentence.
Traficant signed a limited, three-month contract to work as a part-time weekend talk radio host for Cleveland news/talk station WTAM in January 2010. His contract permitted him to quit if he chose to run for office. As of July 2010, it remains unclear if Traficant will return to the station; the WTAM website currently makes no mention of him.
Traficant ran for his old seat in the 2010 general election as an independent; he was defeated by incumbent ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Tim Ryan Arrested In August For Public Intoxication
2012-12-04
Ryan, who has served in Congress since 2003, first declared candidacy for public office as his predecessor, James Traficant, fought criminal charges. UPDATE 4:55 p.m.: In a statement to Politico, Lowry said it was "clear" that Ryan was not intoxicated ...
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  1. US Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles was arrested in August for public intoxication in ...

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Lyden Accused of Steering Contracts
2012-08-29
Dave Sugar, the company's owner, was sentenced to seven months in federal prison in 2003 for lying to a federal grand jury about bribing Traficant for government contracts. The report said Lyden expedited payments to Sugar, gave Sugar access to ...
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  1. Ex-Mahoning engineer Lyden: I wasn't treated fairly

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Valley bookstore sells out of Jim Traficant book in 15 minutes
2012-08-19
BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The new book by former Congressman and convicted felon Jim Traficant sold out in about 15 minutes at Barnes and Noble on Saturday. Traficant joked about his ongoing battle with the Internal Revenue Service as he ...
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  1. Traficant signs copies of his book at store
  2. Traficant still a draw (video)

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House Ethics Committee urges reprimand for Rep. Laura Richardson
2012-08-01
Then House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) was the last House member reprimanded, in 1997. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) was censured in 2010 and then-Rep. James Traficant (D-Ohio) was expelled from the House in 2002. A reprimand isn't necessarily ...
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  1. Laura Richardson Accepts Seven Charges in Ethics Violations Probe

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Rep. McCotter's exit forces an unwelcome Mich. primary
2012-07-13
Sadly, the state may have no choice. Mr. Calley indicated that Michigan has to follow a precedent set in Ohio when Congress expelled U.S. Rep. James Traficant on July 24, 2002, after the Youngstown Democrat was convicted of numerous felonies. Then-Gov ...
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    Harris wins $19M VA contract for wireless infrastructure
    2012-06-07
    In a statement, Harris Healthcare Solutions President Jim Traficant calls the technology “a crucial element in ensuring those who serve our nation's veterans have access to mission-essential data where and when they need it.” Lucernoni says that this ...
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    1. Harris to build major wireless network for VA

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    Harris Corporation awarded $19M contract to create one of the ...
    2012-06-05
    Q&A: Harris president Jim Traficant on the 'genius' vision of open source in VA and DoD iEHR · DOD puts theater AHLTA to iEHR open source community ...
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      Oregon activates Direct exchange services
      2012-05-22
      Q&A: Harris president Jim Traficant on the 'genius' vision of open source in VA and DoD iEHR · 45 payers join CMS' primary care effort to enhance population ...
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        Oregon Launches Harris Healthcare Communications System; Jim Traficant Comments
        2012-05-21
        Jim Traficant, president, Harris Healthcare Solutions said CareAccord will aim to allow state healthcare providers to securely communicate and share patient information and attachments. The system is also accessible by any device with internet ...
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          Sammarone should explore all options for Covelli Centre
          2012-04-29
          The largest infusion of funds was $26 million from the federal government in a grant secured by then- Congressman James A. Traficant Jr. For the first five years of the loan, only the interest was paid. Last year, a state law kicked in that required a ...
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          1. Convention Center Expert Says Covelli Centre a Tough Sell

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          Nazi-camp guard John Demjanjuk dies The retired Ohio autoworker was appealing ...
          2012-03-18
          One of Demjanjuk's staunchest defenders was James A. Traficant Jr. of Poland, Ohio, whose remarks as a member of the US House of Representatives aroused the ire of Jewish leaders. In August 1989, Traficant accused the US Justice Department of ...
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            Harris Corporation And Florida's Agency For Health Care
            2012-02-16
            "The Florida HIE demonstrates how Harris is advancing healthcare by implementing ONC standards throughout the state of Florida," said Jim Traficant, president, Harris Healthcare Solutions. "The Florida HIE shows how health care organizations can ...
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            1. Harris Corporation to Demonstrate Its Expanded Solution Portfolio and Showcase ...

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            Harris Corporation and Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration to ...
            2012-02-15
            "The Florida HIE demonstrates how Harris is advancing healthcare by implementing ONC standards throughout the state of Florida," said Jim Traficant, president, Harris Healthcare Solutions. "The Florida HIE shows how health care organizations can ...
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            1. Harris Corporation To Demonstrate Its Expanded Solution