Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) helped establish Pennsylvania State University's Electro-Optics Center. Photo Credit: By Brendan Hoffman -- Bloomberg News
From Washington Post:
Advice From Murtha Allies Guided Funding Requests, Documents Show.
A Pennsylvania defense research center regularly consulted with two "handlers" close to Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) as it collected nearly $250 million in federal funding through the lawmaker, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post and sources familiar with the funding requests. The center then channeled a significant portion of the funding to companies that were among Murtha's campaign supporters.
The two advisers included a lobbyist for PMA Group, a firm with close ties to Murtha that is the subject of a federal investigation into whether it made illegal contributions by reimbursing donors to the Pennsylvania lawmaker and other members of Congress. The Electro-Optics Center also relied on advice from a longtime Murtha friend who now works on the congressman's appropriations staff.
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My Comment: Even Daily Kos is upset over what they see as a clear case of a conflict of interests. The link to their comments is HERE.