Can politicians behave themselves even when out of office? From AP-
A former Pennsylvania congressman was accused today of exposing himself to two women at a beach resort, court records show.A sleazebag in and out of office. Now Mr. McDade go play with yourself back under whatever rock you came out from under.
Former U.S. Rep. Joseph M. McDade, R-Pa., 75, must appear in Lee County court to face a charge of exposure of sexual organs, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine, according to a summons issued today.
A date for the court appearance has not been set.
Both the state attorney's office and the Sanibel Police Department declined to discuss details of the case, citing an ongoing investigation.
According to the summons, on Jan. 18 McDade ``did unlawfully expose or exhibit his sexual organs in a public place . . . in a vulgar or indecent manner, or did go naked in public.''
Sanibel police Chief William Tomlinson said two women identified McDade as ''someone who perpetrated lewd behavior. Based on their statements, it was intentional lewd behavior.'' The chief said the incident happened between the beach and a local resort, which he declined to name.
McDade served in Congress from 1963 to 1999. He did not seek reelection in 1998.
He was the longest-serving Republican in the House when he was indicted in 1992 on charges he accepted gifts from defense companies in exchange for helping them win lucrative contracts.
He was cleared by a Philadelphia jury in August 1996, but not before losing the opportunity to become chairman of the House Appropriations Committee when Republicans won the congressional majority in 1994.
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