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Mr. Edward M. Mezvinsky

Wrong Edward M. Mezvinsky?

Chairman

Pennsylvania Democratic Party
 
Background

Employment History

  • Congressman

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Representative
    the U.S.

Education

  • Berkeley
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Here's why: Edward Mezvinsky ...
www.wvgazette.com, 23 Aug 2010 [cached]
Here's why: Edward Mezvinsky was born into an affluent family, became a sports star, then a lawyer, and was elected to Congress from Iowa in the 1970s. He later lost, moved to Philadelphia and married an NBC-TV reporter who pushed him into more failed political campaigns. He became Pennsylvania Democratic chairman. Actually, Mezvinsky was a dunce who fell repeatedly for phony Nigerian swindles. He lost $3 million and frantically took money from relatives and clients in an attempt to recoup. After he was charged with fraud, he tried to plead mental illness, but it didn't work. He served five years in federal prison, and still owes about $10 million to victims.
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Here's why: Edward Mezvinsky was born into an affluent family, became a sports star, then a lawyer, and was elected to Congress from Iowa in the 1970s. He later lost, moved to Philadelphia and married an NBC-TV reporter who pushed him into more failed political campaigns. He became Pennsylvania Democratic chairman. Actually, Mezvinsky was a dunce who fell repeatedly for phony Nigerian swindles. He lost $3 million and frantically took money from relatives and clients in an attempt to recoup. After he was charged with fraud, he tried to plead mental illness, but it didn't work. He served five years in federal prison, and still owes about $10 million to victims.
Asian Age Administrator
www.asianage.com [cached]
Philadelphia, Jan. 10: Former US representative Edward Mezvinsky, a Democrat who became prominent during the Nixon impeachment proceedings, was sentenced to more than 6-1/2 years in prison on Thursday for bilking relatives and friends out of $10 million.
Mr Mezvinsky, 65, apologised tearfully in open court before US district judge Stewart Dalzell, admitting the victims, who included his own mother-in-law, had been misled by a series of schemes he allegedly began orchestrating in the 1980s.
"I accept this responsibility.I am truly remorseful, and I feel for the victims.It's hard to believe that I did these things," said Mr Mezvinsky, who pleaded guilty to 31 fraud counts last September.He had been indicted on 66 counts in 2001.
Lawyers for Mr Mezvinsky had hoped Mr Dalzell would impose a sentence of community service, partly because Mr Mezvinsky said his involvement in phoney Nigerian business deals and other scams was due to manic-depression exaceberated by the use of a malaria drug. Lawyers for Mr Mezvinsky had hoped Mr Dalzell would impose a sentence of community service, partly because Mr Mezvinsky said his involvement in phoney Nigerian business deals and other scams was due to manic-depression exaceberated by the use of a malaria drug.
Edward Mezvinsky, an Iowa ...
www.dailylocal.com, 31 May 2013 [cached]
Edward Mezvinsky, an Iowa Democrat who went on to become the party's state chairman in Pennsylvania. She had already made a name for herself as the first single American woman to adopt a foreign child, an experience that became the subject of her first book.
Edward Mezvinsky, an Ames ...
amestrib.com, 11 Oct 2013 [cached]
Edward Mezvinsky, an Ames native, will attend a ceremony next Thursday as he turns over the papers to the university. The papers will be on display through March 2014.
The Watergate scandal erupted after a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters and the Nixon administration's attempt to cover up its involvement. An open house and reception is planned for 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Special Collections Room at 403 Park Library on the ISU campus.
In the evening, Mezvinsky, a former congressman representing for Iowa's 1st congressional district and who served on the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate hearings in 1974, will join a panel discussion, moderated by James McCormick, professor of political science at ISU, about Watergate's legacy.
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McCormick said the evening discussion will be about the history of Watergate and personal recollections of the hearings from Mezvinsky and Holtzman.
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Mezvinsky served time in jail from 2003 to 2008 after pleading guilty to multiple counts of fraud. His son is married to former President Clinton's daughter, Chelsea.
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Forty Years Later: What Lessons Have We Learned? with Edward Mezvinsky, Elizabeth Holtzman, Jonathan Yarowsky and Nick Kotz
FAHS Discussion Board: Liberal politicians with Felony Charges
www.fahs.org, 18 June 2003 [cached]
PHILADELPHIA ,AP, - Edward M. Mezvinsky, a former congressman from Iowa, was sentenced to more than 6 years in prison Thursday for defrauding business associates, friends and family - including his mother-in-law - of millions of dollars.
Mezvinsky's claim his actions were due in part to side-effects of an anti-malaria drug were rejected.
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'Whatever impairment Mr. Mezvinsky may have had - and I am dubious in the extreme about that - it simply did not contribute to the ... crimes which took place over 12 years,' Dalzell said.
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Mezvinsky, 65, and his wife, Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, who also served in Congress, were once high-profile Democrats in suburban Philadelphia who hobnobbed with Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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Prosecutors said Mezvinsky began soliciting cash for fraudulent schemes in the 1980s and eventually collected millions for business ventures that never materialized, including an oil deal, a coin trading company and an effort to sell bracelets in Africa.
In the meantime, Mezvinsky fell victim to several Nigerian investment scams and lost much of his borrowed money.
He pleaded guilty to 31 counts of fraud in September.
Federal prosecutors called Mezvinsky a con man who faked mental illness to avoid punishment.They asked for nine to 11 years in prison.
Mezvinsky served in Congress from 1973 to 1977, representing his home state of Iowa.He served on the House Judiciary Committee that voted to impeach President Nixon.
He later became an ambassador to a U.N. commission and Pennsylvania Democratic Party chairman.He also ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 1980 and Pennsylvania attorney general in 1988.
His legal troubles began in 2000 and stalled the political career of his wife, who served a term in Congress and ran unsuccessfully for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor in 1998.She dropped out of a Senate run in 2000.
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