Laura Richardson

Laura Richardson California mugshot

The House Ethics Committee finally took action against Rep. Laura Richardson — after letting her corruption fester for years.

In 2012, for the second campaign cycle in a row, the California Democrat bullied and coerced her official staff into working on her reelection campaign. Rep. Richardson also misused other official resources for campaign purposes, including an official car she used during her 2010 campaign.

Rep. Richardson repeatedly obstructed the Ethics Committee’s investigation, encouraging staff members to lie to the committee and withholding requested documents. In August 2012, as part of a conciliation between the Committee and Rep. Richardson, she accepted a reprimand from the full House and agreed to pay a $10,000 fine.

  • Three-term member of Congress representing California’s 37th district
  • Reprimanded by the House of Representatives in 2012 for forcing official staff to work on her reelection campaign and attempting to cover up her misdeeds during a House Ethics Committee investigation
  • Previously named to CREW’s Most Corrupt in 2008, 2009, and 2011
  • One of three members from California named to CREW’s Most Corrupt
  • Appeared in CREW's Family Affair exposé 

 

Read the report button


Speak Up icon sketchedTell your friends about the Most Corrupt. Use our email tool to let your contacts know about the report. 

Email your contacts

Vote Icon sketchWe've named names, you decide who deserves the shame. Click to cast your ballot and decide who is Washington's Worst.

Vote for THE Most Corrupt

Facebook Icon sketchedYour friends and family will be just as appalled by the actions of the Most Corrupt as we are. Start the conversation by sharing the report with them.

Post on Facebook

Twitter Sketched IconSpread the word on Twitter. Follow @CREWcrew and retweet us or create your own message with the hashtag #MostCorrupt

Tweet to your network 


 

 

[ Please review our commenting policy here. ]  [ Comments powered by Disqus ]