Earmark Money was Illicitly Distributed According to DOJ

July 9, 2009

A contracting firm that had hired the brother of Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) as its lobbyist took the proceeds from a Murtha-provided, $8.2 million Air Force earmark and distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to other companies represented by the Congressman’s brother for items that were not part of the project, the Justice Department charged Thursday.

The charges make no indication that the Congressman had any involvement or knowledge of the transactions.

Read more: (Paul Singer, “DOJ Says Murtha Earmark Money was Illicitly Distributed,” Roll Call, 7/09/09)