Ex-US Rep. Rick Renzi to be sentenced in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Former Arizona congressman Rick Renzi is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in Tucson, four months after being convicted on public corruption, money laundering and other charges.

A federal jury convicted Renzi in June on 17 of 32 counts accusing him of using his office for personal financial gain and looting a family insurance business to help pay for his 2002 campaign. He was acquitted on the remaining counts.

The 55-year-old Republican represented Arizona's sprawling 1st Congressional District from early 2003 until early 2009.

He chose not to run for re-election in 2008 while facing the federal indictment.

Authorities say that while he was in office in 2005, Renzi used his position to profit from a public land deal that also benefited his business associate, among other charges.

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