Could 13 be Richard Pombo's Unlucky Number?
TPM Muckraker is reporting that watchdog organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is pushing for a formal investigation of CA-11's Rep. Richard Pombo by the House Ethics Committee and the IRS. In its press release, CREW has this to say:
Washington, DC – Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has prepared an ethics complaint and filed an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) complaint against Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA), alleging that he violated federal laws and House rules. Last fall, CREW named Rep. Pombo one of the 13 most corrupt Members of Congress.
CREW is asking that a Member of the House forward the thirteen count ethics complaint against Rep. Pombo to the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, better known as the House Ethics Committee. CREW is not submitting the complaint directly to the Ethics Committee directly because outside groups are barred from filing complaints. The rules allow a Member of the House to certify that CREW’s complaint has a good faith basis and forward the complaint to the Ethics Committee, stating that the complaint merits the Committee’s consideration.
You can check out the actual ethics complaint and the IRS complaint for all the gruesome details.