Visclosky Said to Surface in Lobbying Inquiry

April 3, 2009

Federal law enforcement officials who raided the lobbyist Paul Magliocchetti’s PMA Group appear to be examining the firm’s relationship with Representative Peter J. Visclosky, a low-profile lawmaker with big influence over federal spending, people familiar with the matter said this week.

One person with knowledge of the investigation into the PMA Group said prosecutors had asked specific questions about Mr. Visclosky and his staff. Two people close to Mr. Visclosky, an Indiana Democrat, said he was taking steps to prepare for legal scrutiny, including retaining lawyers to review his compliance with campaign finance laws. All spoke on condition of anonymity, for fear of alienating either the prosecutors or Mr. Visclosky.

Read more: (David D. Kirkpatrick and Charlie Savage, “Lawmaker Said to Surface in Lobbying Inquiry,” The New York Times, 4/03/09)