Frank J. Brasco

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Frank James Brasco
Frank Brasco.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975
Preceded by Eugene J. Keogh
Succeeded by James H. Scheuer
Personal details
Born (1932-10-15)October 15, 1932
Brooklyn, New York
Died October 19, 1998(1998-10-19) (aged 66)
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater Brooklyn College
Brooklyn Law School
Occupation Attorney, Politician
Religion Catholic

Frank James Brasco (October 15, 1932 – October 19, 1998) was an American politician and a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Biography[edit]

Brasco was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated and received a B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1955; and from Brooklyn Law School in 1957, earning an L.L.B. Brasco was also a member of the United States Army Reserve.[1]

Career[edit]

AFter serving as assistant district attorney for Kings County, New York, Brasco was elected to Congress in 1966 and served from January 3, 1967, until January 3, 1975.[2]

Brasco was indicted in 1973, along with his uncle, Joseph Brasco, on federal bribery conspiracy charges, over payoffs received from a Bronx trucking company which was seeking mail hauling contracts from the Post Office. The first trial led to a hung jury. He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to five years in prison, with all but three months suspended. He did not run for re-election in 1974 after having been convicted, fined $10,000, and disbarred.

Death[edit]

Brasco died on October 19, 1998 (age 66 years, 4 days). The location of his interrment is unknown.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frank J. Brasco". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Frank J. Brasco". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Frank J. Brasco". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Eugene J. Keogh
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 11th congressional district

1967–1975
Succeeded by
James H. Scheuer