FBI Investigates Congressman for Paying Opponent to Quit

“The FBI said it is investigating Rep. Bob Brady (D-PA) for an alleged scheme to pay his primary opponent to drop out of a 2012 race against him and for allegedly lying to investigators,” the Daily Beast reports.

“The revelation came from a search warrant application unsealed in a Pennsylvania federal court on Monday… An FBI agent asked a judge to authorize access to Brady’s personal email account on the belief it holds evidence contradicting an anticipated defense about the campaign payments. The judge approved the warrant and the FBI said it got one CD worth of data from the e-mail account.”

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