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Democrat, Pennsylvania (1945-1947, 1949-1953, 1955-1980)
The Honorable Daniel Flood, flamboyant subcommittee chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles in 1978 on charges of lying about payoffs he allegedly received.
Flood, then 74, was charged with lying to a grand jury in June 1977 when he denied receiving $5,000 in cash from a former trade school operator and denied taking $1,000 in cash from a former Washington lobbyist. This was part of a kickback scheme involving a chain of west coast trade schools.
Flood's top aide, Stephen B. Elko, was convicted of bribery and started cooperating with the feds. He told them that Flood took in more than $100,000 in bribes in return for political favors.
Flood: "I am certain that these charges will be proven false, charges made by desperate men under pressure." (Click here for other examples of "Lyin' Through Their Teeth").
But, there's more . . .
A federal grand jury was also looking into the role that Flood and Daniel Eilberg played in getting a $14.5 million grant for an addition to Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia in 1975.
Sources: Charles R. Babcock, "Rep. Flood Indicted on Perjury Charges," Washington Post, September 6, 1978, A1.