Charlie Wilson

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Taylor K
Mr. P
English 11
25 April 2013
Charles “Charlie” Nesbitt Wilson
Charlie Wilson served 12-terms as Democratic United States Representative from Texas’s 2nd congressional district. He became widely known for his support funding the Afghan Mujahedeen residence to USSR occupation. Investigative records from 1972 to 1999 joint US government investigation into foreign corrupt practices. The FBI file relates to a side issue developed in the case concerning whether or not Wilson received a substantial kickback from a foreign government for his role in securing a sizable appropriation to arm the Afghan resistance; in 1999, the Department of Justice declined to prosecute, but Wilson did pay a sizable penalty for making loans to himself from his campaign accounts. Wilson also did partake in some other small matters such as a DUI and cocaine usage, but FBI files show no record of such a probe. Wilson was also suspected of being photographed with a Mexican prostitute. Primary source 1: Throughout the course of his life, Wilson drank heavily, and while in Washington Wilson became a functioning drunk and suffered from severe bouts of depression and insomnia. Wilson was arrested for driving under the influence in 1969. A FBI report says that the unnamed officer who arrested Wilson after he crashed his ‘69 Chevrolet in Austin, Texas, thought Wilson appeared to be intoxicated, smelled strongly of alcohol, slurred his speech and was unsteady on his feet. Wilson allegedly declined to take a blood test. The charges against Wilson were soon changed to driving while under the influence of drugs. Wilson's drunkenness also led to a scandal in 1980 when an eyewitness reported that Wilson's Lincoln Continental hit a Mazda in a hit-and-run accident on the Washington DC's Key Bridge the night before his first trip to Pakistan. In that same year, Wilson was accused of using cocaine at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Liz Wickersham told investigators that she saw Charlie use...
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