Visclosky Hires Lawyer in Wake of PMA Probe

April 6, 2009

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, confirmed Monday he has hired a nationwide law firm in the wake of a federal probe into a Washington lobbying group that has been his top campaign contributor.

The congressman said he is seeking advice from Perkins Coie, one of the pre-eminent firms in campaign finance law, for help in complying with Federal Election Commission rules in the future.

The firm’s hiring comes four months after the FBI raided the offices of The PMA Group, of Arlington, Va., a firm that has been Visclosky’s biggest single source of campaign cash since 2003. It has funneled $179,450 to him in the last eight years, federal records show.

Read more: (Bill Dolan, “Visclosky Hires Lawyer in Wake of PMA Probe,” The Northwest Indiana Times, 4/06/09)