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Ex-Ohio Rep. Traficant — King of the Bad Hair Day — Is Free Today

James Traficant, the ex-Congressman who never met a bad hair day he didn’t like, is resurfacing after a little stint where he deserved to be. Thankfully, there’s no crime for having a bad hair day, or he wouldn’t be getting out today.

James Traficant/umass.edu photo

James Traficant on one of his better hair days /umass.edu photo

By John Caniglia
Cleveland Plain Dealer
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Federal inmate 31213-060 is heading home Wednesday to a city where many still revere him, despite a conviction that made him a national disgrace.

James Traficant, the former Democratic congressman fond of staccato rants, cowboy boots and a weather-beaten toupee, is scheduled to leave a federal prison in Minnesota sometime Wednesday after serving seven years for bribery.

Some residents will wear “Welcome Home Jimbo” T-shirts and boast of his release.

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