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Former Congressman Rob Andrews Spent $275,000 on Legal Firms During Ethics Investigation

Andrews hired three legal firms, including one out of Washington, D.C. that handles ethics investigations.

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Former Congressman Rob Andrews hired three law firms to help him handle an ethics investigation earlier this year, the Courier Post reports.

On Jan. 3, Andrews paid $25,300 to a firm out of Washington, D.C.  that handles ethics investigations, according to the report.

Andrews spent a total of $275,000 on three firms amid the House Ethics Committee’s investigation into his campaign spending, according to the report.

Andrews resigned on Feb. 4 to take a position with Dilworth Paxson.

A special election to fill his Third Congressional District seat will be held on Nov. 4, the same day as the general election. The primaries take place June 3.

The Democratic Primary includes State Sen. Donald Norcross, of Camden, brother of Democratic powerbroker George Norcross; Logan Mayor Frank Minor; and Sicklerville resident Frank Broomell Jr.

The Republican Primary includes former Philadelphia Eagle and Garry Cobb, of Cherry Hill, former Collingswood school board member Claire Gustaphson, Greenwich resident Lee Lucas and Winslow resident Gerard McManus.

The First Congressional District covers parts of Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties.

caryle tracy April 30, 2014 at 08:16 AM
this article does not state where exactly the money came from...... editor, will You please clarify ????
@xxLouA April 30, 2014 at 08:49 AM
and the machine goes on and on and if you think it stops, GOP, DEM or whatever...good luck
John April 30, 2014 at 09:59 AM
Textbook Dem who panders to the poor and the clueless to secure votes so he can grab himself an outragis pension .
James F. Conway April 30, 2014 at 10:43 AM
$275,000 in legal fess but he did nothing wrong.
Big Daddy 1 April 30, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Get out and vote in the primary. It's like we don't need no more stinking Norcrosses.

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