The Campaign Spot

Culture of Corruption, Part Seven

Well, the investigation into the lobbying organization PMA Group and its ties to certain lawmakers proceeds apace:

Federal law enforcement officials have subpoenaed the congressional and campaign offices of Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.) to get information about a former defense lobby firm raided by the FBI, according to Visclosky.Certain Visclosky employees have also been sent grand jury subpoenas requesting documents related to the PMA Group, a lobby shop with strong ties to the Indiana lawmaker. Visclosky’s former chief of staff, Rich Kaelin, was a high-profile lobbyist at the firm that closed its doors at the end of March.

Having the FBI subpeona your offices makes any day a rough day. I’m sure former congressman William Jefferson will sending Visclosky a sympathy card in the near future.

Interestingly, the lawmaker most closely associated with the PMA Group is . . . John Murtha.

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