Congressional Committee To Investigate Jefferson

From the House Website:

May 17, 2006

Statement of Chairman Doc Hastings and Ranking Minority Member Howard L. Berman
 
In accordance with Clause 3 of House Rule XI and Rule 14(a)(3) and 18 of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, which authorize the Committee to establish an investigative subcommittee of its own initiative, the Committee has voted to establish an investigative subcommittee to conduct an inquiry regarding Representative William J. Jefferson.

Pursuant to the Committee’s action, the investigative subcommittee shall have jurisdiction to determine whether Representative Jefferson violated the Code of Official Conduct or any law, rule, regulation, or other standard of conduct applicable to his conduct in the performance of his duties or the discharge of his responsibilities, with respect to allegations that Representative Jefferson or his family members received cash, stock shares, agreements to receive future profits, retainers, offers of employment, travel benefits, or any other items of value from Brett Pfeffer, Lori Mody, Vernon Jackson, iGate, Inc., or any other individual or entity associated with those individuals or that entity, and the relationship, if any, between the cash, stock shares, agreements to receive future profits, retainers, offers of employment, travel benefits, or other items of value and Representative Jefferson’s status or actions as a Member of Congress.  

Representative Melissa A. Hart will serve as Chairman of the investigative subcommittee, and Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones will serve as its Ranking Minority Member.  The other two members of the subcommittee are Representative Tom Latham and Representative Adam B. Schiff.

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