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Frank James Brasco
Member of the United States House of Representatives
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[]

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[]

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[]

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

See also[]

  • Politics of New York (state)

References[]

  1. "Frank J. Brasco". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000771. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  2. "Frank J. Brasco". Govtrack US Congress. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/frank_brasco/401730. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  3. "Frank J. Brasco". The Political Graveyard. http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brant-braxton.html. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

External links[]

  • Frank J. Brasco at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
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

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