Skip to comments.Agents raid homes of Rep. Curt Weldon’s daughter, close friend
Posted on 10/16/2006 10:17:57 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Agents raid homes of Rep. Curt Weldons daughter, close friend By John Shiffman, Mitch Lipka and Patrick Kerkstra INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Federal agents raided the home of the daughter of U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon (R., Pa.) and his longtime friend Charlie Sexton this morning.
The agents departed Karen Weldon's three-story brick home on Queen Street in Philadelphia with arms loaded with boxes.
A government car pulled into the alley to the back door of the house and loaded boxes into it. Three agents standing in an alley declined to identify themselves.
"I can confirm that we conducted a number of searches regarding an ongoing investigation," said FBI agent Jerri Williams, a spokeswoman in Philadelphia. "Details regarding those investigation cannot be provided because the accompanying affidavit is sealed."
In Delaware County, FBI agents had blocked off Kelli Lane leading to Charles P. Sexton Jr.'s Springfield house, and were removing at least one box and a bag of material from his home late this morning. Sexton, a long time ally of Weldon and a power in Delaware County GOP politics for more than three decades, is a business associate of Weldon's daughter.
The raids came three days after news broke that the FBI is investigating whether the Delaware County congressman used his influence to help his daughter, a registered lobbyist, win consulting contracts.
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It's Rowe's fault.
Nothing to see here, another democrat caught with illegal (fill-in-the-blank) and will therefore be ignored by the MSM.
Perhaps there is much, much more to Able Danger than meets the eye. The AG doesn't seem to make this much effort against all the much more corrupt Ds.
Nope. THIS will be pushed by the MSM for the next three weeks.
If I wrote the rules of Congress, you couldn't have a first degree relative being a paid lobbyist. Father, mother, brother, sister, WIFE, son, daughter. Convince them to quit or you quit. It is such an obvious conflict of interest it just shouldn't be tolerated.
Weldon-R, not D
It's one way of making those pesky Able Danger questions go away.
I agree. Having a wife, sibling, parent or child as a lobbyist should be an immediate disqualification from holding office. It is a shame the most voters don't seem to have the same attitude.
How is it that suddenly so many Republican Congressmen are being raided and questioned etc by the FBI???
I'd like to see them ransack Rory Reid's house.
Weldon is a Rep.
This looks like some retaliation for Weldon's pushing for opening the military's "Able Danger" researh.
Easy targets. No ACLU to worry about, no screaming talking heads in the media, no op-eds comparing them to the SS, etc.
Amazing how much influence the Clinton's still have in federal agencies like the FBI.
Weldon has been instrumental in pushing the investigation of Able Danger.
Weldon's opposition is a candidate handpicked by the Clintons.
There are Senators who ACTUALLY SLEEP with a lobbyest every night. Republicans AND democrats. And no one in DC sees the slightest thing wrong with this. There surely is a culture of corruption in Washington.
LOL! That leaves us with older only-children Foleys. Dems should like your idea:)!
It's scary, isn't it. They seem to have way too much influence on some agencies.
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