“Ex-congressman from Abscam scandal faces new vote-buying charges”


An ex-congressman once convicted as part of the infamous Abscam investigation in the 1980s is facing new corruption charges for allegedly bribing a Philadelphia elections official to stuff ballot boxes.

Michael “Ozzie” Myers, who was famously caught on a hidden FBI microphone years ago declaring “money talks in this business and bulls— walks,” was charged with conspiring to violate voting rights, bribery of an election official, falsification of records, voting more than once in the same election and obstruction of justice.

Prosecutors say Myers, 77, conspired to bribe a former election division judge, who has already pleaded guilty in the case….

Myers allegedly bribed the local elections judge to illegally add votes for Democratic candidates in primary elections. Myers has worked for years as a political consultant to judicial candidates, and the indictment alleges that he paid bribes to deliver more votes for his clients, as well as other candidates he favored.

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