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March 19, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
State legislators are exempt from the state ethics law for public officials, and scores of them have used their authority in ways that could help their own, their family's or their employers' financial interests, according to a new published report.
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March 23, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Former U.S. Rep. Edward Mezvinsky was indicted on charges that he lied to banks and defrauded clients, including his mother-in-law, in a $10.4-million scheme. Mezvinsky, 64, a Democrat who represented Iowa from 1973 to 1977, was charged with 56 counts of fraud and related offenses in an indictment by a federal grand jury in Philadelphia.
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NEWS
January 16, 1996 | Reuters
Rep. William F. Clinger Jr. (R-Pa.), who has led an investigation into the 1993 firing of seven White House travel office employees, said Monday he will retire at the end of the year after 18 years in Congress. "It is time for me to step down and to move on," Clinger, 66, chairman of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, said.
NEWS
March 19, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
State legislators are exempt from the state ethics law for public officials, and scores of them have used their authority in ways that could help their own, their family's or their employers' financial interests, according to a new published report.
NEWS
December 16, 1995 | JOHN E. YANG, WASHINGTON POST
Rep. Robert S. Walker (R-Pa.), the Science Committee chairman who is a trusted ally of House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), unexpectedly announced Friday that he will not run for reelection after 20 years in Congress. Conservative Democratic Rep. Pete Geren of Texas also announced his retirement, bringing to 27 the number of House members who are not seeking new terms next fall.
NEWS
September 10, 1997 | From The Washington Post
Rep. Bud Shuster (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is the target of a federal investigation to determine whether Boston businessmen attempted to buy his influence over a huge federal highway construction project, federal officials said Tuesday. Subpoenas for records relating to Shuster's activities were delivered last week to the transportation panel, the House Ethics Committee and the chief administrative officer of the House.
NEWS
July 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. senators from Pennsylvania and New Jersey filed a lawsuit seeking to keep the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard open. Their suit, in the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, says the Navy and the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission violated federal laws and regulations in its deliberations.
NEWS
June 19, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
House Majority Whip William H. Gray III (D-Pa.), the highest-ranking black in Congress and third in line for the Speaker's chair, reportedly plans to resign from the House this week, congressional sources said Tuesday. Gray intends to become president of the United Negro College Fund, the sources said, a move that would abruptly end a meteoric career in the House that began with his election in 1978 from a North Philadelphia district.
NEWS
July 20, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pennsylvania's state budget negotiations bogged down after a session that climaxed with a Democratic lawmaker punching a Republican on the House floor. The fight occurred shortly after 85 Democrats, but no Republicans, voted for a new tax plan. After the 116-85 vote was recorded, Democratic Rep. Herman Mihalich was tripped or fell against a bookcase. He then rose and threw two punches, one of which hit Rep. Dennis Leh.
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.
NEWS
November 15, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The House Ethics Committee began an investigation of Pennsylvania Rep. Bud Shuster, an influential Republican whose Transportation Committee authorizes highway and mass transit programs that affect every state. The committee acted on a complaint challenging the propriety of Shuster's personal and professional ties with Ann Eppard, a transportation lobbyist who was his congressional chief of staff for 22 years. Ann Eppard Associates, specializing in issues before Shuster's committee, took in $1.
NEWS
September 10, 1997 | From The Washington Post
Rep. Bud Shuster (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is the target of a federal investigation to determine whether Boston businessmen attempted to buy his influence over a huge federal highway construction project, federal officials said Tuesday. Subpoenas for records relating to Shuster's activities were delivered last week to the transportation panel, the House Ethics Committee and the chief administrative officer of the House.
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August 5, 1997 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An influential congressman visited Los Angeles on Monday to assess the region's traffic problems. But because the lawmaker's time is valuable and L.A.'s chronically congested streets and freeways make scheduling problematic, his survey was conducted from a helicopter, high above the immobile lines of bright red taillights. Like car salesmen descending on a customer with cash in hand, local transportation officials--including Mayor Richard Riordan--lobbied Rep. Bud Shuster (R-Pa.
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.
NEWS
January 16, 1996 | Reuters
Rep. William F. Clinger Jr. (R-Pa.), who has led an investigation into the 1993 firing of seven White House travel office employees, said Monday he will retire at the end of the year after 18 years in Congress. "It is time for me to step down and to move on," Clinger, 66, chairman of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, said.
NEWS
December 16, 1995 | JOHN E. YANG, WASHINGTON POST
Rep. Robert S. Walker (R-Pa.), the Science Committee chairman who is a trusted ally of House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), unexpectedly announced Friday that he will not run for reelection after 20 years in Congress. Conservative Democratic Rep. Pete Geren of Texas also announced his retirement, bringing to 27 the number of House members who are not seeking new terms next fall.
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
March 23, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Former U.S. Rep. Edward Mezvinsky was indicted on charges that he lied to banks and defrauded clients, including his mother-in-law, in a $10.4-million scheme. Mezvinsky, 64, a Democrat who represented Iowa from 1973 to 1977, was charged with 56 counts of fraud and related offenses in an indictment by a federal grand jury in Philadelphia.
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.
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