Ex-Rep. Rick Renzi of Arizona gets 36 months in federal prison

PHOENIX, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Disgraced former Arizona congressman Rick Renzi was handed a 36-month federal prison sentence Monday for bribery and extortion.

Ex-Arizona congressman Rick Renzi guilty of federal corruption charges

TUCSON, June 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi of Arizona was convicted Tuesday on 17 of 32 federal corruption counts stemming from land deals and his family insurance business.

More political suspects using shield law

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- FBI investigations of alleged corruption by U.S. lawmakers are being hampered by the politicians' use of a shield law, observers say.

Lawmakers' voices heard on fed wiretaps

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Several members of the U.S. Congress have been informed their voices were picked up on FBI wiretaps of Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., say three GOP sources.

Renzi vows not to resign

TUCSON, March 4 (UPI) -- Embattled Republican Rep. Rick Renzi of Arizona said Tuesday he would not resign from Congress.

House ethics panel probes Renzi's conduct

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The House Ethics Committee Thursday said it is investigating Rep. Rick Renzi, who was indicted for allegedly promising to support an Arizona land deal.

Boehner urges indicted Renzi to resign

PHOENIX, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner urged Rep. Rick Renzi to resign following the Arizona Republican's indictment for fraud, extortion and conspiracy.

Renzi says he won't quit Congress

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., has rejected speculation he plans to resign, but his political future looks uncertain, The Arizona Republican said Saturday.

Report: Justice may have stalled probe

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Federal investigators in Arizona met with unexpected obstacles before the November 2006 elections in their probe of a Republican congressman, it was reported.

Ethics issues haunt GOP House members

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- More ethics issues face Republican House members as the GOP tries to retake the U.S. Congress next year.

Dismissed U.S. attorney began Renzi probe

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 21 (UPI) -- A federal investigation into an Arizona congressman could put more pressure on the Bush administration in the flap over dismissed U.S. attorneys.

FBI raids congressman's family business

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., has temporarily left the House Intelligence Committee, after an FBI raid on his family's business.

McCain to urge U.S. victory in Iraq

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- Republican Sen. John McCain reportedly plans to use the idea of victory in Iraq to reinvigorate his presidential campaign.

Inquiry focuses on U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi

PHOENIX, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Federal investigators have begun an inquiry into allegations that U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., introduced legislation to benefit his father's employer.

Legislators want reporters jailed

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- At a hearing in Washington Friday, some members of the House Intelligence Committee advocated prosecuting reporters who receive classified information.
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Richard George "Rick" Renzi (born June 11, 1958) is a former American politician and was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Arizona's 1st congressional district. Renzi has pending Federal criminal charges against him for his involvement in a land-swap deal. On April 19, 2007, the FBI raided his family business, and he temporarily resigned from the House Intelligence Committee. On April 27 Renzi denied printed claims he was considering resigning office; however, on August 23, Renzi announced he would not be a candidate for re-election in 2008. On February 22, 2008, Renzi was indicted on 35 counts connected to land deals. He pled not guilty. As of June 2010, the case against Renzi was still active.

Renzi was born to an Italian-American family in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. He attended high school in Annandale, Virginia, before moving to Sierra Vista, Arizona, in 1975, where his father, the late U.S. Army Major General (Ret.) Eugene "Gene" Renzi, served at Fort Huachuca. Renzi graduated from Buena High School and then attended Northern Arizona University, receiving a B.S. in criminal justice in 1980. Renzi played football for NAU and was a starting offensive lineman.

Until his death, Renzi's father was an executive vice president at ManTech International, a company providing information technology services to a number of intelligence and defense-related federal government agencies.

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