Richard George "Rick" Renzi
His father, the late U.S. Army Major General (Ret.) Eugene "Gene" Renzi, he served at Fort Huachuca. Renzi's father was an executive vice president at ManTech International.
On April 19, 2007, the FBI raided his family business, and he temporarily resigned from the House Intelligence Committee.
On February 22, 2008, Renzi was indicted on 35 counts connected to land deals. He pled not guilty.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013, Former Congressman Richard G. Renzi Convicted of Extortion and Bribery in Illegal Federal Land Swap: Richard G. Renzi, 55, of Burke, Va., was found guilty of 17 felony offenses including conspiracy, honest services wire fraud, extortion under color of official right, racketeering, money laundering and making false statements to insurance regulators. In October 2013 Renzi was sentenced to 3 years in prison.
Renzi was an eyewitness at the Pentagon on 9/11. His account of what happened conflicts with the available video evidence.
According to Rationalwiki:
- He did some kind of top-secret work for the Pentagon before running for Congress.
- He bought a house in Arizona in 2002 just before running for the seat, which he never moved into (instead his campaign staff used it for late night beer busts, earning numerous complaints to the police from neighbors); the house was foreclosed right after the election for non-payment.
- He was caught live on C-SPAN necking and canoodling with Congresswoman Katherine Harris on the floor of Congress (this was apparently during a hearing on 9/11.)