Steve Stockman

Ex-pol who invited Ted Nugent to Obama speech blames 'deep state' conspiracy for arrest

Ex-pol who invited Ted Nugent to Obama speech blames 'deep state' conspiracy for arrest

Former Texas Rep. Steve Stockman, who invited rocker Ted Nugent to President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address, is accused of spending money meant for charity on himself and contributions to his campaign.

Stockman, a Republican who served two non-consecutive terms in the U.S. House, is charged with conspiracy to make conduit contributions and false statements. He was released from custody after a hearing Friday in Houston federal court.

The Houston Chronicle reports that Stockman on Friday blamed his arrest on a...

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