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Saturday, October 14, 2006

PA-7: Rep. Curt Weldon faces FBI investigation


The FBI is investigating whether Rep. Curt Weldon (news, bio, voting record), R-Pa., used his influence to secure lobbying and consulting contracts for his daughter, two people familiar with the inquiry said Saturday.

The inquiry focuses on lobbying contracts worth $1 million that Weldon's daughter, Karen Weldon, obtained from foreign clients and whether they were assisted by the congressman, they said.

Those two people familiar with the investigation confirmed that federal agents were examining Weldon's work between 2002 and 2004 to help two Russian companies and two Serbian brothers connected to former Yugoslav President
Slobodan Milosevic. They had hired Solutions North America Inc., a company operated by Karen Weldon and Charles Sexton, a Republican ally of the congressman.

Ah, Charlie Sexton. THAT's a name that we know well around here.

Hopefully by the time the FBI resolves this case, it won't be necessary for the Congressman to resign - because the good people of PA-7 will have fired him on November7th.

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