Some of them get away with crimes for months, years, for decades even. But sometimes, the rare star of justice shines brightly in the sky and politicians get arrested.
1. US House Majority Leader, Tom DeLay
Don't they tell you to smile, especially when things are going down? It looks like US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay learned his lesson well since he's smiling wide and clear in this mugshot. DeLay was sentenced for money laundering. This Texas politician was caught in the middle of mishandling campaign finances to benefit the Republican candidates in 2010.
Eventually, DeLay was sentenced to 10 years of probation.
2. US Senator, Larry Craig
Some of us can't even feel safe in the bathrooms! US Senator Larry Craig was charged with sexual misconduct after he was caught making sexual advances towards an undercover agent in a bathroom. It's safe to say now, this scandal successfully ended Craig's political career once and for all.
As a result of the legal proceedings, eight men came forward revealing that Craig made attempts of sexual approach towards them. One was allegedly paid $200 for a massage and oral sex. Craig only wanted to stay young.
3. US Representative, James Traficant
A member of US House of Representatives James Traficant was trying to cover his personal expenses with campaign funds when the authorities figured it all out. Interestingly, Traficant remained determined to represent himself in the trial that lasted for two months. At the end, he was convicted of 10 different counts of felony, including tax evasion and bribery.
Oh and that hair, it's not just for the special occasion. He sports the same hairstyle in almost all of his photos, even the serious ones.
Murder and robbery are not the only ways of securing your ticket to a prison cell. Acts like bribery or sexual misconduct will also take you to the mugshot photo booth, especially if you're on television a lot.