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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Rostenkowski Plea

WASHINGTON () -- Former representative Dan Rostenkowski has agreed to plead guilty to two federal corruption charges in return for a 17-month prison sentence and a $100,000 fine, according to a source close to the case.

Rostenkowski, 68, who was chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, could make his guilty plea to two felonies as early as today, if he does not change his mind, something he has done repeatedly in the past few months. Official acceptance of the deal would require him to admit his guilt before a federal judge.