Jim Traficant

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BornJames Anthony Traficant Jr.
May 8, 1941
Youngstown, Ohio
DiedSeptember 27, 2014 (Age 73)
Poland (Ohio), Ohio
Cause of death
"tractor accident"
Alma materUniversity of Pittsburgh, Youngstown State University
SpousePatricia "Tish" Choppa Traficant
Victim ofpremature death
InterestsFederal Reserve
PartyDemocratic, (1981–2010) Independent (2010–2014)
Began a grassroots campaign in July 2014 to, among other things, try to abolish the Federal Reserve. Died in September 2014.

James Anthony Traficant Jr. ' was an American politician.

A maverick in Congress, he was convicted in 2001 of taking campaign funds for personal use,[1] expelled from Congress[2] and imprisoned for seven years.

Traficant began a grassroots campaign in July 2014, 'Project Freedom USA', to, among other things, put people pressure on Congress to get rid of the IRS and ‘divorce’ the Federal Reserve.


Jim Traficant's death in September 2014 may not have been an accident.[3]

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