After ethics investigators launched proof indicating Rep. Alex Mooney used marketing campaign cash for private bills, he responded by establishing a authorized expense belief fund.
The four-term West Virginia Republican obtained permission from the Home Ethics Committee for the fund. Home ethics guidelines permit members to recoup authorized bills incurred of their candidacy, official duties or felony prosecution. Any group or particular person apart from a registered lobbyist or overseas agent might contribute as much as $5,000 to a authorized expense belief fund in a calendar yr.
Such funds have to be permitted by the Home Ethics Committee, whose membership