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Carroll Hubbard, Jr.
Democrat, Kentucky (1975-1992)
The Honorable Carroll Hubbard, Jr., and his wife, Carol, arrived at U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on April 4, 1994. Hubbard reported to a federal prison hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, to begin a three-year sentence for three felonies, including charges that he funneled money to his wife's 1992 campaign.
Hubbard, who had served for 18 years in Congress, was ordered to pay $153,794 in restitution and the taxpayer costs of his incarceration, estimated at $14,485 a year.
He pleaded guilty to three felonies: conspiring to file false campaign finance reports, misusing government employees and obstructing justice, and agreed to cooperate with the feds.
Hubbard was supposed to wear a wire and secretly record conversations with various people. But Hubbard, who the FBI agents nicknamed "Elmer Fudd," blabbed about his undercover work, forcing the investigation to be abandoned.
Meanwhile, Carol Brown Hubbard, wife of, was placed on probation for five years for illegally using her husband's congressional aides to work on her failed campaign for Congress. That cost her 100 hours community service and $27,000 in restitution.
Carroll Hubbard became of member of the Congressional Prison Caucus.
And Carol Brown Hubbard becomes an honorary member of the Congressional Probation Caucus.
Husband and wife: BadBoy and BadGirl. Isn't that wonderful! But Hubbard and his wife got divorced, and he remarried in 1998, then hosted a weekly political radio show.
Newsflash: In 2006, BadBoy Hubbard is in a three-way race for the Democrat primary for the 2nd District of Kentucky. What do the folks say back home? "They know I made a mistake. They know I have a felony on my record. They know I served time in federal prison. But they're very, very supportive and kind and encouraging," said Hubbard. "You'd have to be here to know it."
Sources: Toni Lucy, "Ex-Rep. Hubbard Gets 3-Year Prison Term," Washington Post, Nov. 10, 1994, A3; Lauren W. Whittington, "Once Convicted, Hubbard Back in Political Game," Roll Call, Feb. 9. 2006, 1.