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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 3, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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Ex-CIA official guilty of conspiracy

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A former high-level CIA administrator pleaded guilty Monday to directing agency contracts to a defense contractor who was a friend and hiding the friendship.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 3, 2008.
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Brent Wilkes facing lengthy prison term

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- California defense contractor Brent Wilkes is facing a possible 25-year prison sentence for his conviction on conspiracy, bribery and fraud charges.

Mortgage broker admits money laundering

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A mortgage broker has pleaded guilty to money laundering in California, admitting he helped funnel a bribe to former U.S. Rep. Randy Cunningham.

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Cunningham intimidated for contractors

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- An investigation has found that former U.S. Rep. Randy Cunningham intimidated House Intelligence Committee staff members to favor specific military contractors.

Wife of ex-congressman accepts penalties

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- In a plea agreement, the wife of disgraced former California congressman Randy Cunningham acknowledged that bribe money partially financed their house.

PAC paid congressman's stepdaughter

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (UPI) -- A Washington fundraising committee paid thousands of dollars to the stepdaughter of a congressman as the head of the committee lobbied Congress for funding.

Republicans retain California House seat

SAN DIEGO, June 7 (UPI) -- The Republican Party appeared Wednesday to have narrowly hung onto a U.S. House of Representatives seat vacated by a jailed California congressman.

Edgy Republicans eye two elections

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Voters in San Diego, went to the polls in a special congressional election Tuesday with scandal-damaged Republicans hoping for a major victory.

Rep. Jerry Lewis linked to subpoena

LOS ANGELES, June 3 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury looking into the relationship between U.S. Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif., and a lobbying firm has subpoenaed San Bernardino County records.

FBI continues to target corrupt officials

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- The FBI has been focusing more resources on corruption cases involving public officials in recent years, the New York Times reports. More than 2,000 investigations reportedly are in progress, and the bureau has shifted resources away from other areas.

Sen. Coburn takes aim at colleagues' pork

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- A conservative U.S. senator is going after his colleagues' favorite earmarks in a war that has removed at least some pork from the budget.
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Randy Cunningham
Rep. Randy Cunningham, R-CA, participates in a press conference, March 29, 2005, along a single border fence in Smugglers Gulch near San Diego, California. He and others have urged the completion of a fourteen mile fortified triple border fence along the San Diego border with Tijuana, Mexico in disregard to the environmental impact, The Endangered Species Act and other concerns related to the building of the fence. (UPI Photo/Earl S. Cryer)

Randall Harold Cunningham (born December 8, 1941), usually known as Randy or Duke, was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from California's 50th Congressional District from 1991 to 2005.

Cunningham resigned from the House on November 28, 2005 after pleading guilty to accepting at least $2.4 million in bribes and underreporting his income for 2004. He pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion. On March 3, 2006, he received a sentence of eight years and four months in prison and an order to pay $1.8 million in restitution. Prior to his political career, he was an officer in the United States Navy for 20 years during which time he became a flying ace for actions during the Vietnam War.

Cunningham was born in Los Angeles to Randall and Lela Cunningham, who both moved there from Oklahoma during the Depression. His father was a truck driver for Union Oil at the time. Around 1945, the family moved to Fresno, California where Cunningham's father purchased a gas station. In 1953, they moved again, this time to rural Shelbina, Missouri, where his parents purchased and managed the Cunningham Variety Store, a five-and-dime. In Shelbina, Cunningham relished the times he spent hunting pheasant and deer with his father.

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