OOPS: Illinois Democrat Ordered To Repay Federal Government For Misuse of Funds

Far left Illinois Democrat Luis Gutiérrez announced last year that he is not seeking reelection. That’s probably a good thing because he’s going to need all the extra time he can get to repay the federal government for misuse of funds.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Gutiérrez Ordered to Repay Federal Govt. Over Misuse of Funds

The House Committee on Ethics released a series of reports on Friday and ordered Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D., Ill.) to repay the government after allegations he misused federal funds.

Gutiérrez has been told to repay $9,700 to the Treasury as a result of what was called “inadvertent” use of funds provided to his office for its operation, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The Illinois Democrat had hired former chief of staff Doug Scofield to advise his office, resulting in questions as to whether Scofield was acting as official staff.

“The OCE Board recommends that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegation, as there is substantial reason to believe that Representative Gutierrez used funds from his MRA for an impermissible purpose – to retain an individual to provide services to his congressional office that more closely resembled those provided by an employee or consultant, rather than a contractor – in violation of federal law and House rules,” the Office of Congressional Ethics recommended.

Now that he’s getting out of politics, he’ll probably get a job at CNN. Isn’t that where all Democrat politicians eventually end up?

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