You would think that as purveyors and architects of the law, that politicians would be the last people to commit felonies. Yet time and time again, politicians have proven us wrong after getting exposed for committing some ridiculous crimes over the last 100 years. One elected official even attempted to murder his wife with a butcher knife…
Sol Wachtler Threatened To Kidnap A 15-Year-Old Girl Because He Was Jealous
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Sol Wachtler was Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals from 1985 to 1992. He made national news after he was convicted of extortion, interstate racketeering, and blackmail. Most notably, Wachtler was convicted of harassing Republican fundraiser Joy Silverman when their affair came to an end. According to reports, Wachtler not only sent a condom to Silverman’s daughter in the mail, but he also threatened to kidnap her, in addition to sending harassing letters under the fictional guise of a Texas politician. Wachtler resigned from his post as a judge and was sentenced to 15 months in jail, of which he served 13.