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|Cunningham's conviction stands as the worst case of corruption to date involving a member of Congress. 'In the sheer dollar amount, it's unprecedented,' Deputy House Historian Fred W. Beuttler told the San Diego Union-Tribune. The sledgehammer sentence of eight years and four months is also unparalleled. According to the U.S. attorney, it is the longest prison sentence for a former member of Congress, but, then, no member of Congress has roiled the public as brazenly as Duke Cunningham.|
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