GOP Slammed For Using Marshals To Serve DOE Subpoenas

Law360, New York (September 11, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT) -- Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent armed U.S. marshals to serve subpoenas on U.S. Department of Energy employees and contractors, crossing a line in their long-running investigation of government loans to alternative power companies, the committee’s top Democrat charged Monday.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said four federal agents were sent to DOE offices to serve legal demands for information, and that various staffers have been targeted with “threatening telephone calls, emails and letters.”

In all, a dozen subpoenas were issued. Two that...
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