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Randall "Duke" Cunningham, U.S. House of Representatives

Duke Cunningham, an eight-term Republican from California cooked up a kickback scheme that netted him $2.4 million in cash and gifts to grease the wheels for defense contractors. The companies could order up influence from his "bribe menu" -- one column offered $16 million in contracts in exchange for the title to a boat the contractor had bought for $140,000, according to a New York Times report. In 2006, he was sentenced to more than eight years for actions prosecutors said "undermined faith in government and wasted tax dollars." Former Rep. Randall " Duke" Cunningham, center, is helped by aides as he arrives at the federal courthouse in San Diego for sentencing on his conviction for bribery and tax evasion charges in 2006. (AP File)