Rostenkowski Charges Compiled

The Washington Post

U.S. Atty. Eric H. Holder Jr. has sent to the Justice Department an outline of proposed charges against House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) in the House post office investigation, sources said Thursday night.

Holder may seek a grand jury indictment of Rostenkowski as early as the end of this month, the sources said.

The probe of the House post office was expanded last year to include allegations that Rostenkowski misused his official accounts for postage, personnel, office supplies, leased cars and office space in his Chicago district.

Rostenkowski, who previously has denied wrongdoing, said Thursday night he had no knowledge of the latest development. "I didn't have any idea," he said.

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