Richard George "Rick" Renzi (born June 11, 1958) is a former American politician and was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Arizona's 1st congressional district. Renzi was convicted on Federal criminal charges against him for his involvement in a land-swap deal.
The charges for personal gain of over $700,000 were filed in 2008. On April 19, 2007, the FBI had raided his family business, and he temporarily resigned from the House Intelligence Committee. On April 27 Renzi denied printed claims he was considering resigning office; however, on August 23, Renzi announced he would not be a candidate for re-election in 2008. On February 22, 2008, Renzi was indicted on 35 counts connected to land deals. He pled not guilty. On June 12, 2013, Renzi was convicted on 17 of 32 counts in his corruption case that accused him of using his office for personal financial gain and looting a family insurance business to help pay for his 2002 campaign. On October 28, 2013, he was sentenced to three years in prison...
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