Lawyer Says Issa Violated Ethics in Government Act

He is requesting an Ethics Committee investigation.

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Danielle Bernstein
Jan. 2, 2018, 9:18 a.m.

San Diego attorney Gil Cabrera “has asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate Rep. Darrell Issa (R) for not reporting a business he owns in an ethics report.” Cabrera alleges that Issa “violated the Ethics in Government Act by failing to report a real estate investment and property management company he owns with his wife to the Clerk of the House.

“Issa’s office, however, said he hasn’t included the firm, DEI Investments, LLC, in his annual financial disclosures because the company never conducted any business and is consequently exempt from the annual reports. … Cabrera, the former director of San Diego’s ethics commission, said that the company needs to be included.” The Ethics Committee’s “financial disclosure instruction manual says members must report ownership interests in privately held companies if they are valued at $1,000 or more or generate at least $200 in income.” (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Issa is a top Democratic target this cycle.


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