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Michael Myers (politician)

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Preceded by  William Barrett
Political party  Democratic
Succeeded by  Leland Beloff
Resigned  October 2, 1980
Preceded by  Leland Beloff
Party  Democratic Party
Succeeded by  Tom Foglietta
Name  Michael Myers

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Full Name  Michael Joseph Myers
Born  May 4, 1943 (age 72) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1943-05-04)
Role  Former U.S. Representative
Previous office  Representative (PA 1st District) 1976–1980
Similar People  Angelo Errichetti, Harrison A Williams, Robert Brady

Member of congress start date  November 2, 1976

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Michael Joseph "Ozzie" Myers (born May 4, 1943) is a politician from Philadelphia.

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Myers was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Myers, a Democrat, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976. Myers had previously been a longshoreman. He was regarded as a "maverick" from the very beginning of his tenure in office. For example, in 1979 he got into a fight with a security guard and a 19-year-old female cashier in an elevator leading from the rooftop lounge of a Quality Inn motel in Arlington, Virginia, punching and kicking them. Myers became combative after they told him to turn down the music at a party he was having in the motel. He was subsequently charged with assault and battery, eventually pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct three months later, and received a six-month suspended sentence.

Myers is best known for his involvement in the Abscam scandal in 1980. Myers was videotaped accepting a bribe of USD$50,000 from undercover FBI agents on August 22, 1979. On that tape, Myers is recorded saying that "money talks and bullshit walks." Myers was expelled from the House of Representatives on October 2, 1980, by a vote of 376 to 30, becoming the first member of the House to be expelled since 1861. Myers was convicted of bribery and conspiracy and sentenced to three years in prison in 1981.

Myers was defeated by Thomas M. Foglietta in the 1980 election.


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