Former GOP Rep Faces DECADES in Prison

A federal jury on Thursday found former Rep. Steve Stockman guilty of 23 felony charges related to misusing charitable contributions.

The former conservative firebrand was found guilty of all but one of the four wire fraud charges he faced, the Texas Tribune reported.

Stockman was accused of funneling $1.25 million in charitable donations to pay for campaign and personal expenses without paying taxes.

Two of Stockman’s former aides, Thomas Dodd and Jason Posey, earlier pleaded guilty and testified against their former boss in hopes for a more lenient sentence that they were complicit in Stockman’s schemes.

Read more at Roll Call.