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Gutiérrez Ordered to Repay Federal Govt. Over Misuse of Funds
freebeacon ^ | March 23, 2018 | Jack Heretik

Posted on 03/25/2018 11:48:54 AM PDT by MarvinStinson

The House Committee on Ethics released a series of reports on Friday and ordered Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D., Ill.) to repay the government after allegations he misused federal funds.

Gutiérrez has been told to repay $9,700 to the Treasury as a result of what was called "inadvertent" use of funds provided to his office for its operation, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The Illinois Democrat had hired former chief of staff Doug Scofield to advise his office, resulting in questions as to whether Scofield was acting as official staff.

"The OCE Board recommends that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegation, as there is substantial reason to believe that Representative Gutierrez used funds from his MRA for an impermissible purpose – to retain an individual to provide services to his congressional office that more closely resembled those provided by an employee or consultant, rather than a contractor – in violation of federal law and House rules," the Office of Congressional Ethics recommended.

The House Ethics Committee, following the OCE recommendation in 2014, reviewed approximately 10,000 documents and interviewed 16 people, including Gutierrez and Scofield.

The investigation into Gutiérrez first began back in 2013.

The congressman has long been close to Scofield and credited the advisor as a "partner" in his 2015 book Still Dreaming: My Journey.

Gutiérrez announced last fall he will not seek reelection at the end of his current term but said at the time he was "not retiring."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: fraud; gutierrez; gutierrezfraud; gutierrezlaraza; laraza

1 posted on 03/25/2018 11:48:54 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: MarvinStinson

Mexico’s 2nd most effective member of Congress.
Even though he is Puerto Rican.


2 posted on 03/25/2018 11:53:36 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: MarvinStinson
"inadvertent" use of funds

AKA: stealing

3 posted on 03/25/2018 11:59:33 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: MarvinStinson

When are the members of Congress who had $17 million paid out to women they harrased going to pay the taxpayers back? And when are we going to find out who these members are?


4 posted on 03/25/2018 12:14:40 PM PDT by Marathoner 244
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When are the members of Congress who had $17 million paid out to women they harrased going to pay the taxpayers back? And when are we going to find out who these members are?


Rep Marsha Blackburn has been trying to get those names released, for months.

Swamp creatures likely stonewalling her requests.


5 posted on 03/25/2018 12:16:10 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: MarvinStinson

If I stole $9.70 from a Tip Jar, I would see jail time. Why is it if a Democrat steals, he/she will always get away with it? It also seems, the more they steal, the MORE they can get away with it.


6 posted on 03/25/2018 1:46:50 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: MarvinStinson

I guess SLIMY Democrats never go to prison for crimes......DEMOCRATS are LAW-less because Republicans are BALL-LESS!!!!


7 posted on 03/25/2018 2:24:18 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MarvinStinson

Lighting strikes Gutierrez more than once.
Odd?

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1998-08-02/news/9808020106_1_property-tax-tax-man-gutierrez-family

Gutierrez resides in a gracious home worth about $340,000. But last year he paid only $274.42 for his 1996 property taxes—up a whopping 10 bucks from the year before.


8 posted on 03/25/2018 2:43:06 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (This Space for Rent)
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To: MarvinStinson

Inadvertent usage of funds = Democrat for stealing.


9 posted on 03/25/2018 5:34:17 PM PDT by jch10 (Media: prostitutes for the Democrat Party.)
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