Chelsea Clinton’s Father-In-Law is Edward Mezvinsky-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a forwarded email that alleges that Edward Mezvinsky is the father-in-law of Chelsea Clinton.   The email said that Mezvinsky was convicted and sent to prison for fraud that bilked millions from victims.

The Truth:

Edward “Ed” Mezvinsky is the father of Marc Mezvinsky, who married Chelsea Clinton in 2010. This according to a December 1, 2009 article by ABC News

Ed Mezvinsky was a Congressman, representing Iowa’s 1st congressional district, from 1973 to 1977.  The article said that he was convicted of fraud in 2002 and sent to prison for five years.  He was released in April 2008 and at the time of the wedding was on federal probation and still owed close to $9.4 million in restitution.

updated 03/11/2013

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Who is Ed Mezvinsky??? This will surprise you.

Edward “Ed” Mezvinsky, born January 17, 1937, is a former Democrat congressman.

As a Democrat, he represented Iowa ‘s 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977.

In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud.  Nearly $10 million was involved in the ponzi scheme.

After serving five years in federal prison, he was released in April 2008. He is expected to remain on federal probation until 2011, and still owes $9.4 million in restitution to his victims. So who is he???

He’s Chelsea Clinton’s father-in-law………’SURPRISE’.

Have you heard any mention of this in any of the media? I thought not.

If this guy was Jenna or Barbara Bush’s — or better yet — one of Sarah Palin’s daughters father-in-law, the news would have replaced the oil spill.