Massa Faces Misconduct Allegations

March 4, 2010

A freshman congressman from New York who cited health reasons in announcing his retirement Wednesday is facing allegations of misconduct, a top House Democrat confirmed.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer did not elaborate on the allegation against Democratic Rep. Eric Massa, who said he will not seek a second term after a recurrence of cancer late last year.
The allegation involved a male staffer, a House aide told The Associated Press, but the aide wouldn’t characterize the allegation further. The aide was not authorized to discuss the allegation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Read more: (Andrew Miga and Carolyn Thompson, “Hoyer: Retiring Dem Faces Misconduct Allegation,” Associated Press, 03/04/10)