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A Recent History of House Members Facing Ethics Probes--PICTURES

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March 23, 2012

Here are some of the House members most recently investigated by the Ethics Committee. A disproportionate number of the members under investigation are from the Congressional Black Caucus, as reported in National Journal magazine.

The House Ethics Committee announced on March 23 that it is reviewing whether to open an investigation into efforts by Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., to aid a kidney transplant program that has ties to her husband.(AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has had an open ethics case since 2010 for allegedly steering financial-bailout funds to a minority-owned bank in which her husband held a stake.(HARRY HAMBURG/AP)

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., faced an Ethics Committee investigation in August 2011.(CHARLES REX ARBOGAST/AP)

 

Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., has recently been involved in two ethics probes, one involving allegations that he and other lawmakers pocketed per diem allowances, and another for allegedly sexually harassing a staffer.(MANUEL BALCE CENETA/AP)

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., was censured by the House of in December 2010 following an ethics investigation.(SUSAN WALSH/AP)

Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif., has faced two full-scale investigations in two years.(J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/AP)

 

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., who was cleared in an ethics probe in 2010, says that the bar is lower for launching an inquiry when it comes to African-Americans.(MANUEL BALCE CENETA/AP)

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., is currently being examined by the Ethics Committee for omitting information from financial disclosure forms.(STEVE NESIUS/AP)

Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., is under the microscope for failure to disclose a $40,000 payment he said was a loan.(JASON DeCROW/AP)

 

Freshman Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., currently is facing calls for Ethics Committee and Justice Department probes after revelations of improper campaign contributions.(CAROLYN KASTER/AP)

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