Rep. Meeks Faces Ethics Probe Over ‘Loan’

August 8, 2011  |  

(Wall Street Journal) — The House ethics committee said it will continue to investigate a $40,000 loan to Queens Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks, after a review by another ethics office found that the money was likely a gift from a wealthy friend.  That friend, Queens businessman Edul Ahmad, was arrested last month by the FBI on mortgage fraud charges and is now free on bail. In early 2007, Ahmad gave Meeks $40,000, apparently to help the congressman pay for a new home.

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