Richardson May Face More Ethics Charges

Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 10:28 AM

By Newsmax Wires

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Cal., already is under investigation for charges that she broke House rules in forcing House aides to do political and personal work for her. And now she may be in trouble again. This time it would be for having taxpayer-funded House aides do work on political redistricting last year, again breaking House rules, knowledgeable sources told Politico.

Congressmen aren’t allowed to pressure aides to do political work, and they aren’t allowed to use government resources, including staff, for campaign purposes.

Sources told Politico that Richardson’s congressional aides researched information about communities outside her district, put together a workshop to coach constituents before a public meeting of California’s independent redistricting commission, and wrote an outline of what those constituents should say in the meeting at Long Beach City Hall in April 2011.

It was a case of Richardson orchestrating the redistricting work, rather than the aides taking up the cause on their own, the sources said. Several of them indicated that House investigators have broadened their investigation to include the redistricting issue.

After ethics investigators began their hunt on her trail, Richardson worked to create the appearance of a wall between her aides’ official duties and campaign work. But the sources said she didn’t request that her staffers stop their political activity.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Full Holiday Menu for Obamas, Plus 6 Pies

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 20:59 PM

President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holi . . .

NFL Urges Lame-Duck Congress to Renew Terrorism Risk Insurance

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 20:21 PM

The National Football League has joined a growing coalition of business groups across the country to urge Congress to pa . . .

Alaska Pot Backer Ordered to Comply With Subpoena

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 19:11 PM

A campaign-finance investigation is moving forward against an Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vow . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved