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Former Texas congressman Steve Stockman found guilty of 23 felonies

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Former Texas congressman Steve Stockman found guilty of 23 felonies

A federal jury in Houston has ruled that Steve Stockman, a conservative Republican, is guilty of all but one charge in his federal fraud trial. 

BY EMMA PLATOFF APRIL 12, 2018 12 PM

Steve Stockman, a Republican former congressman from Texas, has been convicted of defrauding two conservative mega-donors and funneling their $1.25 million into personal and campaign expenses as part of what prosecutors have described as a “white collar crime spree.”

A jury in federal court in Houston ruled Thursday afternoon that Stockman is guilty of all but one of the 24 felonies he was charged with last March. After about 16 hours of deliberations over three days, the 12-person panel only declined to convict on one of four counts of wire fraud.

Stockman will appeal the verdict, his defense team said.

“Mr. Stockman is keeping his head up and we're looking forward to getting through to the next stage of this," defense attorney Sean Buckley said.   :snip: 

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