Prison Officials Stop Traficant from Selling Paintings
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. Prison authorities have stopped the latest enterprise by former Ohio Congressman, Jim Traficant. While serving time for corruption, the Democrat began to paint. Two women used a website to sell his paintings for hundreds of dollars each. But the publicity caused officials to stop Traficant from painting at all. One of his works shows an orange moon rising over a barn. It's an appropriate subject, since one of his schemes involved getting people to do free work on his farm. This is MORNING EDITION.
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