Next Stop for Texas Ex-Congressman: Federal Prison

Former U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, has been on convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges.

The federal jury's verdict came Thursday. Jurors found him guilty of misusing charitable donations to pay for personal and political expenses.

Stockman was accused plotting with others to use more than $775,000 from conservative foundations for purposes other charity and voter education, as intended.

The Republican has claimed since his arrest last year that the "deep state" was targeting him -- though he has never offered evidence to support the claim.

While in Congress, Stockman secured $350,000 from an anonymous donor who thought he would be supporting Life Without Limits, a Nevada group that helps people in trauma. According to financial records, however, Stockman made few efforts to use the money as intended -- but instead, according to a federal affidavit, funneled the money for personal expenses and campaign contributions that falsely appeared to come from other people.

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