Former Congressman Rob Andrews Continues Spending Money on Legal Fees Despite Resignation

He spent $13,000 between April 1 and June 30, according to the Courier Post.

Former Congressman Robert Andrews spent $13,000 in campaign funds for attorney's fees between April 1 and June 30 even though he hasn't been in Congress since Feb. 18, the Courier Post reports.

The southern New Jersey Democrat has spent $288,000 on legal fees. He resigned in February amid an ethics investigation into his campaign spending practices. He claims the investigation had nothing to do with his resignation, and he now works for the firm Dilworth Paxson.

Democrat Donald Norcross and Republican Garry Cobb are running for the vacant First Congressional District seat in November's election.

In June, the Federal Election Commission dismissed a suit against Andrews brought by a watchdog group, according to the report. They sued him for the use of campaign funds for a personal trip to Scotland, but the suit was dismissed because he repaid the funds before being notified of the complaint.

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Schu July 18, 2014 at 10:20 PM
We the people kept voting this "public servant" into office for over twenty years. The fault lies with us the people.
Loretka July 18, 2014 at 10:44 PM
So what do we do now? Vote another one in? I seem to think they are all alike and they are in it just for themselves and the pay and benefits.
PAUL WOYCIECHOWSKI July 20, 2014 at 08:45 AM
Paul J. DiBartolo July 20, 2014 at 12:48 PM
It kind of reminds me of the Sprint commercial where 'The Man' announces his new Sprint phone plan has no limits so it's his way of 'sticking it to the man.' His sidekick reminds him he is THE man so he is essentially sticking it to himself. Apparently, that's the only part of this 'The Man' has not quite worked out. So, how to get all these greedy and self-absorbed politicos to pass laws that actually restrain them and attempt to force them to be honest? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG-VB5xb6KM


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