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Ex-Rep. Rick Renzi sentenced to three years in corruption case

Former Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Arizona) was sentenced to three years in federal prison in a corruption case.

Renzi was indicted in connection with a land swap opposed by most tribes in Arizona. Jurors found him guilty in June of using his office to pressure investors to buy property owned by one of his business partners.

Despite the tainted history, most of Arizona's Congressional delegation continues to support the land swap. A bill authorizes a copper mine near a sacred Apache site.

Renzi served three terms in Congress before he was indicted in 2008. He had already announced he wasn't running for re-election by then.

His district at the time included the Navajo Nation and Apache reservations

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Update: Ex-US Rep. Rick Renzi gets 3-year prison term (AP 10/28)
Ex-U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi gets 3-year prison term (The Arizona Republic 10/29)

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