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Traficant remembered as man of the people

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2010, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Jim Traficant Jr. talks about politics at a diner in Boardman, Ohio. The family of Traficant, who served time in prison after his conviction on corruption and racketeering charges, is holding a memorial service for him in northeastern Ohio. The 73-year-old colorful and eccentric Democrat died in late September, several days after a vintage tractor tipped over on him at his family's farm outside Youngstown. The public tribute Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, will be at a performing arts center in Traficant's native Youngstown. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds have turned out to pay tribute to the late James A. Traficant Jr., the former Ohio congressman who served time in prison after his conviction on corruption and racketeering charges.

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