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Bryson Morgan Comments on Campaign Reimbursement Ethics

February 4, 2021, Colorado Newsline

A nonpartisan ethics watchdog group, Accountable.US, submitted a formal request to the Office of Congressional Ethics on Thursday asking for an investigation into what it called “exorbitant” mileage disbursements to Rep. Lauren Boebert from her campaign.

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“I think the mileage reimbursements are incredibly suspicious,” Bryson Morgan, an attorney and former investigator for the House Office of Congressional Ethics, told Newsline in an interview. “They’re unusually high, especially given the pandemic, which at least in theory would cut down on the number of in-person events that a candidate is doing. But even regardless of that, I think they’re high.”

Morgan said that congressional ethics rules require candidates to maintain documentation demonstrating that reported expenditures were campaign-related, and that the sheer amount of Boebert’s Nov. 11 reimbursement alone could attract scrutiny from House ethics watchdogs.

“It’s precisely the type of thing that would raise red flags among ethics investigators in the House,” he said. “She could potentially have a problem even if she just does not have proper documentation to demonstrate that the reimbursements were permissible.”

Bryson Morgan is a Member of the Political Law Group at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered.

For the full article, please visit Colorado Newsline's website.


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