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This is really too funny to believe, but trust me, it's true: former Iowa Congressman Edward Mezvinsky is suing pharmaceutical giant Roche.Why you ask?It seems that once the Congressman left office, he traveled extensively to Africa.And while doing so, he took an anti-malaria drug made by Roche, which is a fairly standard drug used for decades.The good ex-Congressman charges, though, that the drug had bizarre side-effects: it made him -- and I'm quoting from the court documents here -- "invest rashly in bad investments... and depleted his own financial resources, his wife's financial resources, as well as his wife's inheritance."This is made funnier by the fact that Mezvinsky was indicted this past week on 56 counts of fraud and accused of masterminding a $10.4 million scheme to defraud investors.Of course, it was the malaria drug that made him do it.Must....defraud.....investors.Yeah, right.
Last week, I mentioned that the Democratic-authored master plan to avoid blackouts in California was to "pray for a cool summer".I guess they forgot about Spring.
Ed Mezvinsky, Father of the ...
Ed Mezvinsky, Father of the Groom
Ed Mezvinsky, Father of the Groom
A forwarded email attributed to Cincinnati news reporter John Popovich claims that Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton's new husband, is the son of Edward Mezvinsky
, a former Iowa Congressman who was convicted and sent to prison in the early 2000s for fraud.
One of the guys I covered was Ed Mezvinsky, who was the Congressman from Iowa's first district.
Seemed like a pretty nice guy, but when he
wife for a New York reporter, the Iowa voters ditched him.
My most vivid memory is that he sat on the House Judiciary Committee that was deciding the fate of President Nixon.
Anyway, years later, "Fast Eddie" got caught with his
hand in the till.
cheated investors out of more than $10 million dollars.
went to prison for several years.
The father of the groom, Edward "Ed" Mezvinsky, who served four years in the U.S. House of Representatives
from 1973 to 1977, indeed went on to serve five years in a federal penitentiary after being convicted of fraud in 2002.
O-R Online | Power couple's lives unravel over $10 million fraud
Power couple's lives unravel over $10 million fraud PHILADELPHIA - In their heyday, Ed Mezvinsky and his wife, Marjorie, were a power couple in Democratic Party circles and on suburban Philadelphia's swanky Main Line.O-R Online | Power couple's lives unravel over $10 million fraud
PHILADELPHIA - In their heyday, Ed Mezvinsky
and his wife, Marjorie, were a power couple in Democratic Party circles and on suburban Philadelphia's swanky Main Line.
...Marjorie has many acquaintances, and Ed did too," said Jerome Shestack, a close friend who is the former president of the American Bar Association.
On Friday, Edward Mezvinsky
, 65, admitted that he
bilked investors who handed over more than $10 million, including friends, law clients and even his
"I'm trying to understand what happened," Mezvinsky
said Saturday from his
rented house in Merion, as he
native Iowa edge Penn State in overtime."Something broke."
..."He boasted to many (victims), for example, of a close personal friendship with President and Mrs. Clinton, and of his son's friendship with Chelsea Clinton at Stanford University," Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Zauzmer wrote in the 133-page plea agreement, entered days before Mezvinsky's scheduled Oct. 7 trial.
"This has not broken Marjorie, nor do I believe it's broken Ed
," said her lawyer, Zachary L. Grayson.
...Mezvinsky, the heir to a small supermarket chain fortune, was a star athlete in Ames, Iowa, who went on to earn master's and law degrees in California.
By age 36, he
was representing his
home state in Washington, where he
met Margolies, then a reporter.
Each had a moment in the spotlight in Congress.His came when he served on the House Judiciary Committee that voted to impeach President Nixon.
...Mezvinsky, after serving in Congress from 1973 to 1977, became an ambassador to a United Nations commission and state Democratic Party chairman.He
also spent millions on unsuccessful races for the U.S. Senate
in 1980 and attorney general in 1988.
In the 1990s, Mezvinsky
left the politics to his
wife and turned to international business deals.But he
rarely made a dime, instead losing millions to African con artists pitching pyramid-type schemes.
"Without any meaningful income, he
was perpetually in debt throughout the 1990s," the plea agreement states.
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Edward "Ed" Mezvinsky is a former ...
Edward "Ed" Mezvinsky is a former Democrat congressman who represented Iowa's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977.
Ed Mezvinsky had an affair with NBC News reporter Marjorie Sue Margolies and later married her after his wife divorced him.
In March 2001, Mezvinsky
was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 counts of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud.
embezzled more than $10 million dollars from people via both a Ponzi scheme and the notorious Nigerian e-mail scams.
was found guilty and sentenced to 80 months in federal prison.
After serving less than five years in federal prison, he
was released in April 2008 and remains on federal probation.
To this day, he
still owes $9.4 million in restitution to his
is Chelsea Clinton's father-in law and the other grandfather.
Who is Ed Mezvinsky?
Who is Ed Mezvinsky?
> > Edward "Ed" Mezvinsky born January 17, 1937, is a former Democrat
> > congressman.
As a Democrat, he represented Iowa 's 1st congressional
> > district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms,
> > from 1973 to 1977.
He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided
> > In March 2001, Mezvinsky
was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of
> > 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud.
> > to 80 months in (Federal) prison.
> > Ed Mezvinsky
embezzled more than $10 million dollars from people via
> > both a ponzi scheme and the notorious Nigerian e-mail scams.
> > After serving five years in federal prison, he
was released in April
> > 2008.
remained on federal probation through 2011, and still owes $9.4
> > million in restitution to his
> > So who is he?