Visclosky Pays $100,000 in Legal Fees Over PMA Probe

October 16, 2009

Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-Ind.) emptied his campaign coffers of $100,000 to pay legal fees in the third quarter of 2009, making him the only Member closely tied to the now-defunct lobbying firm PMA Group to report significant legal fees this cycle.

The Indiana lawmaker announced in May that his offices and aides had been subpoenaed by federal investigators examining the lawmaker’s relationship with PMA. FBI agents raided PMA’s office in November 2008, reportedly as part of an investigation of improper campaign contributions.

In addition, the House ethics committee announced its own investigation of “certain, specific allegations” related to PMA in mid-June, although it has not named any lawmakers in connection to the probe or even which House rules it is examining.

Read more: (Jennifer Yachnin, “Visclosky, Facing PMA Probe, Pays $100,000 in Legal Fees,” Roll Call, 10/16/09)