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The Nation

The House Ethics Committee is reviewing evidence turned up by the Justice Department of “serious and sustained misconduct” by Rep. Fernand J. St Germain (D-R.I.), chairman of the House Banking Committee, court papers indicate. The papers quote a May 31 letter that the Justice Department sent to the House panel stating that it had declined to prosecute St Germain after an investigation into whether he accepted meals and entertainment from lobbyists and failed to report them on his financial disclosure forms. The department, however, said it found “substantial evidence of serious and sustained misconduct” by the congressman.


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