Friday, January 29, 2010

Bye-bye, Buyer!

I know the day is young, but this story is going to be hard to top, so here goes it...

Longtime right-wing Rep. Steve Buyer (R-Indiana) won't be seeking reelection this November because he's now the target of an ethics probe.

The 9-term congressman founded the Frontier Education Foundation, which purported to be a nonprofit organization to fund scholarships. But it aroused suspicion because it never awarded any scholarships. Watchdog group CREW claims Buyer abused the foundation's nonprofit status for his own private purposes and swapped legislative assistance for donations.

The IRS and the Office of Congressional Ethics are investigating.

So when are you gonna give back the money you raised, Steve?


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