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On This Day In 1984: Idaho's Hansen Sentenced To Prison

June 15, 1984:

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Rep. George Hansen (R-ID) is sentenced to up to 15 months in prison following his conviction in April for filing false financial disclosure statements. He is the first member of Congress convicted under the 1978 Ethics in Government Act.

Hansen, a seven-term conservative, will be reprimanded by the full House on July 31 and defeated by Democrat Richard Stallings in November.

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