Young Exonerated in Ethics Investigation
But ethics committee changes rules for future
A House ethics panel says Congressman Don Young did nothing wrong when he took several $5,000 donations into his legal defense fund.
The panel says even though all 12 donations came from corporations owned and operated by the same group of people, they were legal because they did not come from a single entity.
The checks were given to Congressman Young at a January Texas fundraiser from an oil company executive.
Even though Young has been cleared of wrongdoing, the ethics committee changed the rules for donations – so, beginning in January, no member of congress can accept identical donations from sub-companies owned by the same people.