Ohio's Traficant Contemplates Return to Congress

By Staff | December 17, 2009 | 12:16 PM EST
Youngstown, Ohio (AP) - A former Ohio congressman who served seven years in prison for corruption says he may try to return to Congress.
 
James Traficant said Thursday that he will circulate nominating petitions in three House districts.
 
He was elected to nine terms as a Democrat from Youngstown before serving time for racketeering, bribery, obstruction of justice and tax evasion. He was released in September.
 
Traficant said at an unrelated news conference that he will decide on his political plans next month.
A former Ohio congressman who served seven years in prison for corruption says he may try to return to Congress.