Larry Craig's appeal rejected for bathroom sex sting guilty plea
A three-judge panel allowed a ruling from Hennepin County District Judge Charles Porter to stand. Porter upheld a ruling from Judge Gary Larson after Craig mailed in his guilty plea to disorderly conduct in the summer of 2007.
Craig's lawyer argued before the state Court of Appeals in September for the conviction to be tossed out for lack of evidence. The senator, an Idaho Republican, did not seek reelection in large part because of his arrest in a men's public restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport during a sex sting in June.His attorney said the senator agreed to a plea at the time because "he was told if you pay a fine this will go away." When the incident became public, Craig flipped out to cover his tracks.