Congressman sold home — and could pay dearly

Rep. Cunningham faces criminal probes after a high-price sale to a military contractor.

Cunningham, 63, a former Navy fighter pilot who shot down five MIGs during the Vietnam War and was a role model for Tom Cruise in the movie “Top Gun,” is being investigated by the FBI and other federal agencies for selling his house in November 2003 to a military contractor for what may have been an inflated price.

Sue, a forensic accountant, says this is a dumb way to take a bribe, too traceable. If you’re going to take a bribe, leave no paper trail, with house sales being among the most documented of transactions.