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April 11, 1989 | JACK NELSON, Times Washington Bureau Chief
Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), condemning corruption by either political party, suggested Monday that the House Ethics Committee will look into "very troubling allegations" concerning a veteran GOP congressman's fees from a defense contractor whose executives have pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the government. "You can expect something to happen," Gingrich told reporters, in the case of Rep. Joseph M. McDade (R-Pa.), who is in his 14th term in the House. Gingrich, who was elected last month to be the second-ranking House Republican leader, was the moving force behind charges of ethical violations against House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.
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April 11, 1989 | JACK NELSON, Times Washington Bureau Chief
Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), condemning corruption by either political party, suggested Monday that the House Ethics Committee will look into "very troubling allegations" concerning a veteran GOP congressman's fees from a defense contractor whose executives have pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the government. "You can expect something to happen," Gingrich told reporters, in the case of Rep. Joseph M. McDade (R-Pa.), who is in his 14th term in the House. Gingrich, who was elected last month to be the second-ranking House Republican leader, was the moving force behind charges of ethical violations against House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.
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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.
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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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May 23, 1989 | SARA FRITZ and OSWALD JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writers
Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.) took more than 40 all-expenses-paid trips and collected more than $114,000 in appearance fees in 1988, making her the leader in honorariums among the more than 400 House members whose personal financial disclosure reports were made public Monday. Just as Schroeder's honorariums more than doubled from $50,630 in 1987, the total flow of special-interest money to members of the House also increased substantially last year, despite growing criticism of members who pocket these fees in addition to the $89,500 annual government salary.
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