Rod Blagojevich. Ted Stevens. William "Dollar Bill" Jefferson.
We've seen our share of corrupt politicians over the last year. But this is nothing new. Where ever there is a seat on a committee, there's the opportunity to line your pockets.
One of the most unique was former New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker. During his term in the '30s, Walker's administration had a habit of sending innocent people to jail. It eventually caught up to him and he was forced out of office by FDR. Soon after, he took off for Europe to escape prosecution
Walker was the subject of Bob Hope movie and a Broadway production.
This week's Wikipedia link -- Jimmy Walker.