Cunningham, Duke

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Duke Cunningham
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Name
Cunningham, Duke Gender: M
Randall Harold Cunningham
born on 8 December 1941 at 01:02 (= 01:02 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 15°54' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 05°49 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 03°21'



Biography

American politician, called one of the most corrupt Congressmen ever. He resigned from Congress in a tearful speech, having confessed to taking over $2 million in bribes.

Cunningham earned his bachelor's and later a master's in education. He landed a job as a high school physical education teacher and swimming coach. He later joined the navy and established an illustrious career lasting 21 years. As a fighter pilot in Viet Nam, he was a war hero, shooting down enemy planes. His public persona was built around being a war hero. A Republican, he won a seat in the House of Representatives in 1992. He ran against an incumbent who was embroiled in the savings and loan scandal and Cunningham painted himself as clean. He seemed to have been a straight shooter with his blunt confrontational style. But his increasingly rich lifestyle and trips to Saudi Arabia caught the attention of an investigative reporter. Cunningham was on the appropriations committee and was found to be steering contracts to certain defense contractors in exchange for an inflated price for the purchase of Cunnignham's house, a Rols Royce, a yacht, other gifts, meals, and cash in the pocket.

On November 28, 2005, he gave his resignation speech in tears. He pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail and wire fraud and tax evasion. On March 3, 2006, he was sentenced to spend over eight years in jail and to pay nearly $2 million in restitution.

Cunningham has been married twice, first in 1965. His first wife Susan left him, but not before filing a restraining order against him for emotional abuse. He evidently found comfort in religion and became a "born again" Christian in 1973. He remarried in 1974 but his second wife filed for divorce and obtained a restraining order as well, saying she feared for safety. In 1977 she had the divorce revoked. They had two children.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 1965 (First marriage)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1973 (From first wife)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1974 (Second wife)
  • Work : New Career 1991 (Elected to Congress)
  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 28 November 2005 (Resigned from Congress In ignominy)
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  • Financial Crime Perpetration March 2006 (Took bribes)
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Source Notes

PT quotes birth certificate in hand

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Conversion/ Born again
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Military career
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (US Congress)

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