Lawyer for Vern Buchanan says DOJ has Cleared the Congressman
The U.S. Department of Justice has closed its investigation, without filing charges, against U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, the congressman’s attorney has announced.
“As we stated from the beginning, any fair-minded inquiry into these allegations would establish that Congressman Buchanan never engaged in wrongdoing,” Robert Luskin, an attorney with Patton Boggs, stated in a release.
Last year, Buchanan was cleared by the Federal Elections Commission for the same allegations that he had directed Sam Kazran, a former business partner, to illegally reimburse campaign donations from employees back from 2005 to 2007.
The Hill reported that Luskin received permission from the head of the DOJ’s public integrity division to make the announcement. No announcement has come from the DOJ.