Latifah Muhammad

Run This Town: 11 Mayors Who Went Down For Corruption [Photos]

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Walter R. Tucker III  At the age of 33, Compton native Walter R. Tucker III won a special election after his father Mayor Walter R. Tucker Sr. passed away,  and became the youngest mayor in the city’s history. The younger Tucker moved on to the House of Representative in 1992, only to resign three years later in wake of allegations that he accepted bribes as mayor of Compton. He was sentenced to 27 months in prison for extortion and tax evasion in 1996. Today, Tucker devotes his time to ministry.

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  • BaybeK8s

    You forgot Edward McIntyre Sr., the first Black Mayor of Augusta, Ga. from 1981-1984. Mr. McIntyre resigned after his Federal conviction in April 28,1984. He served 5 years in prison.

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  • TheTruth

    Birmingham, AL mayor Larry Langford needs to be added to this list. He is in prison now for accepting money in exchange for city contracts.