US House Ethics Committee announces investigation of Cuellar

Source: United Press International

“Following his April 30 federal indictment in a bribery case, Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Tex., will undergo a House Ethics Committee investigation. … Ethics Committee members unanimously voted to establish an investigative subcommittee to ‘determine whether Rep. Cuellar solicited or accepted bribes, gratuities or improper gifts,’ the statement read. The subcommittee also will investigate whether Cuellar acted as a foreign agent, violated federal money laundering laws, misused his official position for private gain or made false statements or omissions on public disclosure statements that he filed with the House. … The Justice Department indicted Cuellar and his wife, Imelda, on 14 counts for allegedly accepting $508,000 from foreign entities.” (05/29/24)