Visclosky OK'd to Use Campaign Funds for Law Fees

June 12, 2009

Federal Election Commission lawyers have tentatively approved Rep. Pete Visclosky request to use his campaign funds to pay legal bills stemming from a Justice Department probe into the Indiana Democrat’s ties with the now defunct PMA Group.

FEC commissioners will formally vote on Visclosky’s request at an upcoming meeting.

A federal grand jury has subpoenaed Visclosky and his now former chief of staff, Charles Brimmer, for documents related to PMA. Brimmer has since retired from Visclosky’s staff.

Read more: (John Bresnahan, “Pete Visclosky OK’d to Use Campaign Funds for Law Fees,” Politico, 6/12/09)