Justice Dept. responds to Ross complaint | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Justice Dept. responds to Ross complaint

Posted By on Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 3:27 PM

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the watchdog group that raised questions about aspects of U.S. Rep. Mike Ross' sale of the family's drug store, has received a response from the Justice Department. Sounds like a pro forma brushoff to me, but that's reading between the lines.

Washington, D.C. – Department of Justice (DOJ) Public Integrity Section Chief William Welch sent a letter to CREW yesterday indicating the DOJ is reviewing CREW’s complaint against Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR).  On September 23, 2009, CREW wrote the DOJ asking for an investigation into whether Rep. Ross engaged in bribery and honest services fraud by selling a piece of commercial property for more than its worth to a pharmacy chain with an interest in pending legislation.

Click here to read CREW’s letter to the DOJ and click here to read the DOJ’s response.

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