House Panel Absolves Lawmakers In Fundraising Probe

Law360, New York (January 26, 2011, 6:00 PM EST) -- A U.S. House of Representatives panel has cleared three lawmakers of any wrongdoing regarding their fundraising activities around the time the sweeping financial regulatory reform legislation passed last year, after finding the timing of the solicitations was within ethical guidelines.

In a 616-page report issued Wednesday, the House Ethics Committee said it would dismiss allegations by the Office of Congressional Ethics that money raised by the trio — Reps. John Campbell, R-Calif.; Tom Price, R-Ga.; and Joe Crowley, D-N.Y. — gave the appearance that special treatment...
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