Ex-Rep. Cunningham Gets Eight Years
Posted on Mar 4, 2006
Sentence Sets Record for Members of Congress
AP: SAN DIEGO (March 4) - Former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, who collected $2.4 million in homes, yachts, antique furnishings and other bribes on a scale unparalleled in the history of Congress, was sentenced Friday to eight years and four months in prison, the longest term meted out to a congressman in decades.
Cunningham, who resigned from Congress in disgrace last year, was spared the 10-year maximum by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns but was immediately taken into custody.