10 of History’s Most Famous Black Sheep
Less than favorite sons (and daughters)
Roger Clinton – “If you don't remember that Bill Clinton even had a brother, it's probably because the president wanted it that way,” observe the editors at City Pages. “While Bill Clinton was on his way to becoming the leader of the free world, his half-brother Roger was being sent to prison in 1985 for cocaine trafficking. Little seen during the Clinton presidency, Roger stirred controversy not long after his brother left office when congressional investigators found evidence that the daughter of a Gambino family crime boss paid Roger Clinton's company $50,000 in 1999, just months after Roger had lobbied for an early parole for the heroin-dealing mobster. He also sought presidential pardons for other criminals. In 2001, Roger himself was pardoned by his brother for his earlier drug conviction.” A month later he was arrested again for drunk driving.