Mooney ethics inquiry probes alleged misuse of taxpayer dollars, tampering with investigation

Roll Call

Kedric Payne, a vice president of the Campaign Legal Center and an ethics expert who previously worked as deputy chief counsel at the OCE, said it is rare for a member to be investigated by the OCE twice in one year. “It’s very rare to see the OCE have two investigations into one member in one year,” Payne said. “That suggests, to me, that the initial investigation opened up a significant amount of questions on additional violations.”

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