Article of the Day: James “Honest Dick” Tate

Article of the Day:
James “Honest Dick” Tate

As state treasurer of Kentucky, James “Honest Dick” Tate had a spotless reputation that earned him reelection every two years for two decades. The true irony of Tate’s nickname was only revealed in 1888—34 years after he first entered public office—when he absconded with funds from the state treasury. It is estimated that between his shoddy bookkeeping, embezzlement, and outright theft, Tate misappropriated nearly $250,000. He was later impeached and indicted. Was “Honest Dick” ever captured? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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