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July 11, 1996 | Associated Press
Former Presidents Ford and Bush will be character witnesses for a congressman accused of taking $100,000 in bribes. Ford and Bush both served in the House with Rep. Joseph M. McDade, a 17-term Republican. McDade, 64, is accused of taking about $100,000 in gifts from defense contractors and a lobbyist in exchange for helping them get $68 million in federal contracts. Both Ford and Bush requested to testify on videotape rather than appear at McDade's trial in U.S. District Court.
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August 2, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
After an eight-year ordeal that cost him a powerful committee post in Congress, Rep. Joseph M. McDade (R-Pa.) was acquitted of taking defense-industry bribes ranging from a green Masters golf jacket to a college education for his son. The jury delivered the verdict only an hour after notifying U.S. District Judge Robert S. Gawthrop III that it was deadlocked.
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NEWS
August 2, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
After an eight-year ordeal that cost him a powerful committee post in Congress, Rep. Joseph M. McDade (R-Pa.) was acquitted of taking defense-industry bribes ranging from a green Masters golf jacket to a college education for his son. The jury delivered the verdict only an hour after notifying U.S. District Judge Robert S. Gawthrop III that it was deadlocked.
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July 11, 1996 | Associated Press
Former Presidents Ford and Bush will be character witnesses for a congressman accused of taking $100,000 in bribes. Ford and Bush both served in the House with Rep. Joseph M. McDade, a 17-term Republican. McDade, 64, is accused of taking about $100,000 in gifts from defense contractors and a lobbyist in exchange for helping them get $68 million in federal contracts. Both Ford and Bush requested to testify on videotape rather than appear at McDade's trial in U.S. District Court.
NEWS
May 5, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rep. Joseph M. McDade of Pennsylvania, the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, said he expects the Justice Department to indict him on charges possibly tied to campaign contributions or a defense contract. McDade, 60, said he expects to be cleared of any wrongdoing. He said federal prosecutors have focused on his efforts to secure a defense contract for a company, Chem-Con Corp.
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June 16, 1994 | From Associated Press
A congressman has no special protection from criminal charges, a federal appeals panel ruled Wednesday in allowing a racketeering and bribery trial for Rep. Joseph M. McDade (R-Pa.). McDade had used the Constitution's "speech or debate" clause in asking for dismissal of the charges. Attorneys for the House of Representatives supported McDade's argument before the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., writing for the majority, dismissed the arguments.
NEWS
May 6, 1992 | From Associated Press
A 15-term Pennsylvania congressman was indicted Tuesday on federal charges that he sold his influence to defense contractors and lobbyists for about $100,000 worth of campaign contributions, vacations and other gifts. Rep. Joseph M. McDade, a 60-year-old Republican running unopposed for reelection, was accused in a five-count indictment of racketeering, conspiracy and accepting illegal gratuities, among them $7,500 in tuition payments for his son. McDade has represented the Scranton, Pa.
NEWS
February 10, 1990 | SARA FRITZ and DWIGHT MORRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The ranking Republican of the powerful House Appropriations defense subcommittee spent all of his campaign contributions during 1989 to pay the lawyers who are defending him against allegations that he violated bribery and election laws, according to records obtained from the Federal Election Commission. Rep. Joseph M. McDade (R-Pa.
NEWS
November 23, 1996 | From Associated Press
Republicans on Friday chose Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.), long a tough critic of President Clinton, to chair the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight in the next Congress. The panel oversees the executive branch and is a natural to investigate Democratic fund-raising practices, Whitewater and other ethical accusations involving the White House.
NEWS
July 14, 1988
The House voted, 250 to 138, to make it easier for the Department of Defense to gain congressional approval of plans to close military bases. The amendment was attached to legislation (HR 4481) to minimize Capitol Hill political pressures in the base-closing process. The Pentagon says up to 10% of the nearly 4,000 domestic bases could be closed without risking national security, at a savings of up to $5 billion annually. The bill remained in debate.
NEWS
June 16, 1994 | From Associated Press
A congressman has no special protection from criminal charges, a federal appeals panel ruled Wednesday in allowing a racketeering and bribery trial for Rep. Joseph M. McDade (R-Pa.). McDade had used the Constitution's "speech or debate" clause in asking for dismissal of the charges. Attorneys for the House of Representatives supported McDade's argument before the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., writing for the majority, dismissed the arguments.
NEWS
May 6, 1992 | From Associated Press
A 15-term Pennsylvania congressman was indicted Tuesday on federal charges that he sold his influence to defense contractors and lobbyists for about $100,000 worth of campaign contributions, vacations and other gifts. Rep. Joseph M. McDade, a 60-year-old Republican running unopposed for reelection, was accused in a five-count indictment of racketeering, conspiracy and accepting illegal gratuities, among them $7,500 in tuition payments for his son. McDade has represented the Scranton, Pa.
NEWS
May 5, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rep. Joseph M. McDade of Pennsylvania, the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, said he expects the Justice Department to indict him on charges possibly tied to campaign contributions or a defense contract. McDade, 60, said he expects to be cleared of any wrongdoing. He said federal prosecutors have focused on his efforts to secure a defense contract for a company, Chem-Con Corp.
NEWS
February 10, 1990 | SARA FRITZ and DWIGHT MORRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The ranking Republican of the powerful House Appropriations defense subcommittee spent all of his campaign contributions during 1989 to pay the lawyers who are defending him against allegations that he violated bribery and election laws, according to records obtained from the Federal Election Commission. Rep. Joseph M. McDade (R-Pa.
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July 16, 1988
Military Base Closings The House voted, 250 to 138, to make it easier for the Department of Defense to gain congressional approval of plans to close military bases. The amendment was attached to legislation (HR 4481) to minimize Capitol Hill political pressures in the base-closing process. The Pentagon says up to 10% of the nearly 4,000 domestic bases could be closed without risking national security, at a savings of up to $5 billion annually. The bill remained in debate.
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