- Associated Press - Monday, November 3, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - The family of former Congressman James Traficant Jr. is planning a public tribute in honor of the late politician from northeast Ohio.

The Vindicator newspaper (https://bit.ly/1pZcGly ) reports the free event is scheduled Nov. 30 at a downtown performing arts center in his native Youngstown. Details weren’t immediately released.

The 73-year-old Democrat died in late September, several days after a vintage tractor tipped over on him at his family’s farm outside Youngstown.

Traficant was a colorful, eccentric politician who ended up spending seven years in prison. His conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War.

Tickets required for the tribute will be made available Nov. 17 at the performing arts center, with a limit of four per person.


Information from: The Vindicator, https://www.vindy.com



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