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Congressman Is Found Guilty

Sat., Dec. 9, 1995

Rep. Walter Tucker III was convicted Friday of accepting and demanding bribes while mayor of a Los Angeles suburb, and said he would probably resign.

The 38-year-old Democrat was charged with selling his vote on a proposed $250 million waste-to energy conversion project while mayor of Compton in 1991 and 1992.

Jurors deliberated nine days before finding him guilty on seven counts of extortion and two counts of tax evasion. The jury could not reach a verdict on three other counts of extortion.

He is scheduled to be sentenced March 18.

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