Richard “Rick” Ianieri, the former CEO of a Pennsylvania contractor who has been indicted for taking $200,000 in kickbacks, was a big donor to Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) and other Democrats over the last six years.
According to Federal Election Commission records, Ianieri gave more than $50,000 to Democrats, including $17,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and $13,500 to Murtha’s re-election campaign and leadership fund, Majority PAC.
The charges against Ianieri are only the latest chapter of the growing scandal surrounding Murtha, the veteran Democrat who chairs the powerful Defense subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee. Murtha accused of any wrongdoing in the Ianieri case.
Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-Ind.), who has come under federal investigation over his ties to the PMA Group, a now defunct lobbying firm, received $9,600 from Ianieri via his re-election campaign and Calumet PAC, his leadership political action committee.
Other Democratic recipients of Ianieri’s campaign donations include Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Reps. Mike Doyle (Pa.), Patrick Murphy (Pa.), Joe Sestak (Pa.), Chet Edwards (Texas), and Neil Abercrombie (Hawaii)…
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