Frederick William "Fred" Richmond (born November 15, 1923) is an American politician of Jewish descent. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He is a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York from January 3, 1975 through January 3, 1982.
In April 1978, Richmond was arrested in Washington for soliciting sex from a 16-year-old boy. In 1982 Richmond was convicted on federal corruption charges, which included possession of marijuana and payment of an illegal gratuity to a Brooklyn Navy Yard employee. As part of a plea bargain he was forced to resign from office.
With a personal fortune estimated at $32 million, Richmond was one of the wealthiest members of Congress.
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- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2009-05-19.
- "What's Really Wrong with Fred Richmond?", Jim Sleeper, Village Voice, March 30, 1982.
- "The Rise and Fall of Fred Richmond", Pete Hamill and Denis Hamill, New York Magazine, November 22, 1982.