Ethics office probing Marcy Kaptur, six others

Tom Jackson
Mar 23, 2010

 

The Washington Post has a story today about a probe of U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, and six other lawmakers over their relationship with a now-defunct lobbying company and earmarked appropriations they directed toward defense contractors.

The article says that Kaptur was interviewed last week by the Office of Congressional Ethics, the article says. Kaptur says she is cooperating with the probe and has nothing to hide.

When I interviewed Kaptur about the probe in June, she told me that she and her staff had not been interviewed by the FBI, which also is probing the matter. The article noted that the PMA Group, the firm that's the target of the probe, had been Kaptur's biggest single contributor to her last campaign, although the amount of money she got, $41,500, ranked her only 19th among lawmakers getting money.