I ran across this little story and was fascinated at how universally politicians are the same. Steal, cheat, don't pay your taxes, the penalty is mostly the same for them all. Nothing! Well, the French at least disallow you for standing for office unlike here in America. Charlie Rangel still gets to work on the tax policies for all of us while cheating on his and maintaining his office. GOD what a amazing country we have!
The article is here.