I’m going to post a series of facts on Charles Taylor in the coming weeks.
Not only did Representative Charles Taylor (R) put GE-authored legislation into a bill in order to help delay clean-up of a polluted river-site, and help, with Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT), Jack Abramoff’s client, the Saginaw Tribe, secure federal funding for a school in exchange for campaign donations. But now it seems that he’s also mired in a few garden variety scams to enrich himself and his friends: he allegedly helped a friend commit bank fraud and used his status as a member of Congress to buy the better part of a Russian bank. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a Congressional watchdog group, released an ethics complaint against Taylor yesterday, alleging that he violated eight laws and House ethics statutes since he joined the House in 1990.
From TPM cafe: