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Former congressman indicted by jurors on 56 fraud counts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Edward Mezvinsky has been indicted on charges that he lied to banks and defrauded clients, including his mother-in-law, in a $10.4 million scheme.

Mezvinsky, 64, who represented Iowa from 1973 to 1977, was charged Thursday with 56 counts of fraud and related offenses in an indictment handed up by a federal grand jury.

His wife, former Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, D-Pa., who has been named as a co-defendant in lawsuits against her husband, was not charged in the indictment.

Mezvinsky was expected to appear for an arraignment within the next two weeks, his attorney Mark E. Cedrone said.