Frank James Brasco
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 11th district
January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1975
|Eugene J. Keogh|
|James H. Scheuer|
|Born||October 15, 1932|
Brooklyn, New York
|Died||October 19, 1998(aged 66)|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Brooklyn College |
Brooklyn Law School
Brasco was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated High School and received a B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1955; and an LLB from Brooklyn Law School in 1957. He was also a member of the United States Army Reserve.
Brasco was indicted in 1973, along with his uncle, Joseph Brasco, on federal bribery and conspiracy charges, over payoffs he received from a Bronx trucking company which was seeking mail hauling contracts from the US Post Office. The first trial led to a hung jury. He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to five years in prison, with all but three months suspended. He was also fined and disbarred. He did not run for re-election in 1974.