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The Ethics Committee finds that the GOP Congress may have violated federal law

The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) has found that outgoing rep Rod Blum (R-Iowa) may have violated federal law in connection with a company that he founded in 2016. OCE in a report released Monday said it has evidence that Blum abused House Resources to support the company Tin Moon and allowed the company to conduct fraudulent business practices. The results of the report were collected in July. They were released on Monday, along with a statement from the House Ethics Committee, who announced that it will continue to investigate Blum's behavior. Blum was expelled by Democrat Abby Finkenauer in the middle of the election and the congressional investigation is unlikely to continue when he leaves his office. The OCE Board of Directors in July voted to adopt the report, which concluded to Blum "may have violated federal law, state law, house rules and rules of conduct." According to the report, Blum did not disclose internet marketing activities as an asset in the 201 6 form . His ownership of Tin Moon was likely worth as much as $ 91,000, more than $ 700 that Blum listed on a changed disclosure company, The Washington Post noted. Blum allowed the company to use its official congress photo on its website, which noted him as the company's CEO until an Associated Press report in February questioned its role in the company, according to the report. Tin Moon then changed its title to "majority shareholder". "Based on the above information, the Board finds…

The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) has found that outgoing rep Rod Blum (R-Iowa) may have violated federal law in connection with a company that he founded in 2016.

OCE in a report released Monday said it has evidence that Blum abused House Resources to support the company Tin Moon and allowed the company to conduct fraudulent business practices.

The results of the report were collected in July. They were released on Monday, along with a statement from the House Ethics Committee, who announced that it will continue to investigate Blum’s behavior.

Blum was expelled by Democrat Abby Finkenauer in the middle of the election and the congressional investigation is unlikely to continue when he leaves his office.

The OCE Board of Directors in July voted to adopt the report, which concluded to Blum “may have violated federal law, state law, house rules and rules of conduct.”

According to the report, Blum did not disclose internet marketing activities as an asset in the 201

6 form . His ownership of Tin Moon was likely worth as much as $ 91,000, more than $ 700 that Blum listed on a changed disclosure company, The Washington Post noted.

Blum allowed the company to use its official congress photo on its website, which noted him as the company’s CEO until an Associated Press report in February questioned its role in the company, according to the report. Tin Moon then changed its title to “majority shareholder”.

“Based on the above information, the Board finds that there is substantial reason to believe that Rep Blum may have allowed Tin Moon to use or employ unfair or fraudulent commercial practices in connection with Tin Moon’s corporate business request,” the OCE report said. 19659002] The House Ethics Committee on Monday also released a reply from Blum, denying some of the statements of the report.

“To be sincere to you, I think that the continuation of this issue in this way and the extreme OCE overreaction is political motivated because I’m a prime target of democrats, “wrote Blum.

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