The 2016 United States Presidential Election Cycle has been one of controversy, to say the least. Absolutely unprecedented when you consider the scandal both of the major candidates are currently embroiled in. From misogyny to corruption, leaked emails to accusations of sexual assault, has there ever been more dirt thrown between the Democrats and Republicans?

Voting happens on November 8th, and either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is going to be appointed to the highest seat in the United States government… Whether we like it or not. Today we’re taking a look back at the 10 most crooked politicians in U.S. history. Take a look at these shamed representatives, and the shady things they did below…

Boss Tweed

A war profiteer during the Civil War, Tweed was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1852, the New York City Board of Advisers four years later, and the New York State Senate in 1867. He would do anything for votes and money, eventually driving debt to higher than $100 million. He was eventually convicted in a corruption ring that stole the equivalent of $1 billion in today's dollars, and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

A war profiteer during the Civil War, Tweed was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1852, the New York City Board of Advisers four years later, and the New York State Senate in 1867.
He would do anything for votes and money, eventually driving debt to higher than $100 million. He was eventually convicted in a corruption ring that stole the equivalent of $1 billion in today’s dollars, and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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