Pricey Congressional Retreats, Hospital Lapses and More on Rangel
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Dems Spent More Than $500K on Retreats » The House Democratic Caucus has spent more than $500,000 in taxpayer money over the past five years for its annual retreats to Pennsylvania and Virginia resorts. Democrats are now at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa in historic Williamsburg, Va., for a three-day planning session. The resort has several golf courses, a full-service spa and six restaurants. — The Hill
Rapist Worked at County Hospitals Despite Record Reviews » A man who raped women as an on-duty Los Angeles police officer, threatening them with arrest and jail if they did not submit, was hired by Los Angeles County as an X-ray technologist after he got out of prison, even though the job would leave him working alone and unsupervised with female patients. County officials quietly fired 48-year-old Gariner Beasley last August, a month after widespread incidence of serious criminal histories among Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital's staff was uncovered. — Los Angeles Times
Rangel Omitted At Least $239K from Disclosure Reports » Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) had at least 28 omissions on his financial disclosure forms over the past three decades, resulting in the failure to account for more than $239,000 in assets, including investments that altogether disappeared from one report to the next. Rangel's spokesman said the congressman had already acknowledged the errors and was seeking to correct them. — Sunlight Foundation / New York Times
By Derek Kravitz |
February 6, 2009; 6:42 PM ET
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