October 25, 2011

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: FBI Saw Dark Side of Rep. John Murtha: Agency Suspected Lawmaker in Scheme Funneling Funds to Benefit Friends, Ex-Staffers. “Last week’s release of FBI documents finally put in writing what nobody had ever said on the record: The FBI suspected that former Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) and lobbyists close to him were running a scheme to funnel earmarks to sham companies and nonprofits to benefit the lawmaker’s friends and former staffers.” I can’t say I’m surprised, though I’m sorry Murtha managed to avoid prosecution by dying first.

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