campaign finance violations by the Bachmann campaign and the campaign’s demand that former
employees seeking compensation sign non-disclosure agreements before being paid.
The Department of Justice is also investigating whether the Bachmann campaign coordinated strategy with a super PAC, NFC PAC.
On January 15, 2012, a former Bachmann campaign official filed a complaint against her with the FEC regarding the payments from her presidential campaign committee and her PAC.
The status of police department investigation is unknown. On March 25, 2013,
The Daily Beast
reported the probe of R
ep. Bachmann is “
in its final, 45-day period before OCE makes its
determination about whether to recommend the Ethics Committee pursue the investigation.”
On June 13, 2013, the OCE referred its investigation of Rep. Bachmann to the House Ethics Committee.
On July 26, 2013 the chairman and ranking member decided to extend the
committee’s inquiry into Rep. Bachmann’s conduct
On September 11, 2013, the committee said it would continue its review of the matters involving Rep. Bachmann and released the OCE
’s report on the matter
The OCE found substantial reason to believe Rep. Bachmann violated federal campaign finance laws and House rules by using her PAC to support her presidential campaign, using campaign resources to promote her book, and improperly accepting an in-king cont
ribution from the book’s publisher.
The OCE also recommended the House Ethics Committee dismiss the allegation that Rep. Bachmann failed to accurately disclose payments to an Iowa state senator, instead voting to refer the matter to the FEC.
On August 27, 2013, the Department of Justice subpoenaed NFC PAC requesting all financial transactions and
communications involving the Bachmann campaign, Rep. Bachmann’s leadership PAC, Rep. Bachmann’s husband, a wealthy donor, and several Bachmann staffers.
The subpoena also requested any communications records involving Rep. Bachmann.
Representative Tim Bishop (D-NY)
Under Investigation by:
The House Ethics Committee and the OCE.
Under Investigation for:
Rep. Bishop is under scrutiny for soliciting a campaign contribution in connection with an official action.
In 2012, hedge fund investor Eric Semler requested the
congressman’s help in obtaining environmental permits to hold a fireworks display at his
, May 19, 2013; Cyndy Brucato,
, May 17, 2013.
New York Times
, September 5, 2013.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
, January 15, 2013.
The Daily Beast
, March 25, 2012.
Office of Congressional Ethics, 113
, Review No.13-1274, May 31, 2013.
Subpoena to Testify Before a Grand Jury to National Fiscal Conservative PAC, August 27, 2013.
, July 26, 2013; John Bresnahan,
, August 15, 2012