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James Traficant Jr., expelled from Congress in 2002, dies at 73
James Traficant Jr., expelled from Congress in 2002, dies at 73

James A. Traficant Jr., a self-described "junkyard dog" of a politician who became the second person to be expelled by Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73. Traficant succumbed to injuries sustained Tuesday when a vintage tractor he was putting away in a garage at his farm outside of Youngstown, Ohio, flipped over on him, said his wife, Trish Traficant. He died in a hospice facility in Poland, Ohio, near Youngstown. "We don't know what happened yet," she told The Times, regarding the accident. "He didn't have a heart attack or anything like that." In July 2002, Congress voted overwhelmingly to expel Traficant, a nine-term...

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