SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Ethics probe continues

Monday, May 5, 2014

* Sun-Times

The House Committee on Ethics announced on Monday it will continue a review of whether Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., violated House rules and federal law through a hiring agreement he made with his former chief of staff, Doug Scofield, while declining to take the more serious step of creating a special panel to investigate the allegations.

The committee chairman, Rep. Michael Conway, R-Texas, and ranking member, Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., said in a four-paragraph statement they will continue to “gather additional information necessary” for the review and did not set a timetable for their work to be completed.

At issue is the $590,000 Scofield received over 10 years from federal funds allocated to run Gutierrez’s congressional office.

The ethics probe is looking at whether Scofield functioned as a contractor — which is permissible — or if his long-term relationship with Gutierrez’s congressional office was really more like that of a consultant who performed more like an employee, which is not allowed. […]

“Today’s announcement by the Committee reveals that it will not convene a special ethics panel. As the Committee reviews this matter, Congressman Gutiérrez and his office will continue to cooperate fully. As the Committee points out, its review does not indicate that any violation has occurred or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee,” Gutierrez spokesman Doug Rivlin said in a statement.

“After its exhaustive review, the OCE made a single recommendation that the House Committee on Ethics assess whether the approved contract was permissible under ambiguous House rules.”

Go read the whole thing. The report is here. Scofield declined to cooperate.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


8 Comments
  1. - Steve - Monday, May 5, 14 @ 3:18 pm:

    In Luis Gutierrez’s district: this can only help. I’ll bet he’ll win the election with even bigger totals than last time. Life is great when Mike Madigan draws you the ultimate in gerrymandered districts.


  2. - wordslinger - Monday, May 5, 14 @ 3:19 pm:

    Luis, Luis, Luis, made a good living flipping property back in the day. Had that Rezmar rehab crew on speed dial and an uncanny eye for good deals.

    Luis is one of the many Illinois pols that you hope one day writes a candid book (probably published posthumously) that fills in some of the blanks.

    Big Jim sure could write one. Eddie V. Burke. MJM. Daley. Ryan. Pate.


  3. - CircularFiringSquad - Monday, May 5, 14 @ 3:49 pm:

    Mr/Ms Wordslinger you left out blinkJim Edgar
    TwoPartyEd, Jim Dvorak and O’Grady
    Then Stu Levine’s college roommate,jimRYAN…..that list is long

    What is Dougie up to these days?


  4. - Mr. Big Trouble - Monday, May 5, 14 @ 4:27 pm:

    In the words of Bernie Stone, in yelling at LG when both where in the City Council; ” You little pipsqueak!”


  5. - Anonymous - Monday, May 5, 14 @ 6:05 pm:

    Linda Sanchez ? That’s the fox watching the hen house.


  6. - Belle - Monday, May 5, 14 @ 6:34 pm:

    I’m with everyone else on the topic of Luis. I do not understand what some people see in him.


  7. - wordslinger - Monday, May 5, 14 @ 9:13 pm:

    CFC, that’s a good list.

    Who’s Two-Party Ed? Kelly? Saw him downtown a few weeks ago. Dude has staying power.


  8. - Precinct Captain - Tuesday, May 6, 14 @ 12:07 am:

    ==I’m with everyone else on the topic of Luis. I do not understand what some people see in him.==

    Maybe try being the target of racist political disenfranchisement for years and years along with an (un)healthy dose of racial resentment for a couple decades and then you’ll see why people like LG. He’s been a (somewhat) progressive fighter for Hispanic people in Chicago.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* I'm not buying it
* Sick day
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Verizon customers eligible for upgrade before Nov 15
        * Cellphone users get a dedicated sidewalk lane in China
        * Lumia Cyan to Denim: the feature-bursting upgrade path
        * Apple Patents A Strange Physics-Based GUI For iPad File And Folder Manipulation
        * Why Apple changed my mind about smartwatches
        * Visual Search Company Slyce Buys Pounce For $5M To Build “Amazon Firefly” For The Rest Of Retail
        * Motorola UK website now lets you buy a Moto G directly

        * Tweak Chrome for Android to Answer Questions in the Suggestions Box
        * Will Minecraft’s Power Users Stick Around For Minecrosoft? “Wait and See.”
        * Ecobee Launches New Smart Thermostat
        * Divinity Original Sin Update Adds Two New Characters (video)
        * Radio The Size Of An Ant Developed, Doesn’t Require External Energy
        * iPad Air 2 Protective Case Leaked
        * Ecobee may have the killer app for the smart home and thoughts on wearables

        * White Sox get another look at Bassitt against KC
        * White Sox 'pen burned by KC's speed in ninth
        * South Side Sox Podcast: AL Central Showdown
        * Bullpen can't preserve Danks' fine start in KC
        * Royals 4, White Sox 3: Defense, bullpen astound again
        * White Sox likely to stay with six-man rotation
        * Konerko moving toward return during road trip


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Will the Real Bruce Rauner Please Stand Up?..
        * AFSCME Puts Aside Differences, Endorses Quinn..
        * The Country’s Opinion Of Congress Has NEVER Bee.....
        * Activists want you to know more about female co.....
        * Five lessons from the heartland..
        * Double trouble..
        * Randolph County Board approves poker run ordinance..
        * Gov. Quinn keeps animal abuser on state payroll.....


        * Fire officials: 1 injured in Elgin house explosion
        * Hearing set for man accused in deadly bank holdup
        * Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race
        * Quinn: Monitor not needed to oversee state hiring
        * Man convicted in girl's death during 2011 burglary
        * Students sickened, carbon monoxide leak suspected
        * Governor candidates focus on business, hiring
        * 2nd year of Illinois osprey project wraps up
        * Durbin's views on issues as he faces re-election
        * AP Interview: Durbin denies 'bullying' businesses

        * Video of state lawmaker's tirade resurfaces in U.S. House race
        * Rauner’s call for firings of ‘illegal patronage hires’ would affect many in Springfield
        * Quinn, Rauner clash on business, hiring
        * Coaltion forms to push school funding reform
        * Rauner’s education plan raises eyebrows
        * Governor’s race a tale of business climates
        * Medical marijuana law sponsor defends secret bids
        * Fired IDOT workers sue, say they are ‘political cover’ for Quinn
        * Illinois still employs 173 'improper' state hires
        * Fired IDOT workers sue, say they are 'political cover' for Quinn

        * Tribune Publishing invests in a content-marketing shop
        * Lampert agrees to lend Sears $400 million
        * United offers up to $100,000 if workers leave
        * U of C, UIC among finalists for Obama library
        * Sen. Durbin denies 'bullying' business


        * Odds favor Chicago sites — U. of C. or UIC — for Obama library
        * University of Chicago, UIC among Obama library finalists
        * Gov’t should  renegotiate  FBI building lease
        * Gold Coast boutique hit by burglars
        * Jury finds man guilty of killing girl in Indian Head Park
        * Man shot by cops charged with attempted murder
        * Marshall High School principal has been 'reassigned,' CPS says
        * Byrd-Bennett: CPS cleaning contractors will be held accountable
        * Fioretti blasts Emanuel for increasing city retirees’ health-care premiums
        * Rauner: Quinn pretending to be a ‘folksy, bumbling fool’


        * Man critically hurt during Near North car crash
        * Riot Fest cleanup begins
        * Police: Boy accused of bringing gun to school
        * Man seriously injured during Elgin house explosion
        * CPD foundation to launch bulletproof vest initiative
        * Slain Merrillville Officer Nick Schultz honored
        * Guilty verdict in slaying of 14-year-old stabbed in her home in Indian Head Park
        * Illinois Supreme Court disbars, censures lawyers
        * Naperville man contracts West Nile virus
        * Man charged with trying to kill police officer


        * Technology Is Changing Decatur Classrooms
        * Legislature Approved A $100 Million Tax On Business & Didn't Know It
        * Schools CEO: privatizing janitorial services not 'as smooth as we would like'
        * What's The Best Way To Help Kids In Struggling Schools?
        * Quinn Defends Public Education, Though He's A Product of Private Schools
        * Local Response To Ferguson
        * AFSCME Puts Aside Differences, Endorses Quinn
        * The Future Of Downtown Springfield Inc. In Jeopardy
        * A Practice In Poverty
        * Treasurer Candidate Tom Cross Says He Would Sue The Legislature To Force A Balanced Budget


        * Video of state lawmaker's tirade resurfaces in U.S. House race
        * Rauner’s call for firings of ‘illegal patronage hires’ would affect many in Springfield
        * Another view: New law might boost clothing recycling
        * John Freml: Bishop Paprocki does not speak for all Catholics
        * Quinn, Rauner clash on business, hiring
        * Becker Family: Our community is better united
        * Coaltion forms to push school funding reform
        * Rauner’s education plan raises eyebrows
        * Our Opinion: It’s time to get serious about sewers in Springfield
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Be careful when they talk of property taxes


        * New Athens man killed when car crashes in bean field
        * Better local services linked to jail mental health issues
        * CHS expands, retrains mental health crisis team
        * Wise regrets polarization over Salaita
        * Area history, Sept. 16, 2014
        * Iroquois board backs medical marijuana facility near Cissna Park
        * This day in history: Sept. 16, 2014
        * Villa Grove exchange students open up about their time in the States
        * Paxton cookoff 'like a friendly tailgate'
        * Monticello teacher a 'superstar,' state finalist


        * Trump Plaza shuts down; 4th AC casino to close
        * Emanuel says students met reading goal; Fallon should pick a venue
        * North: Why I don't want to see Rice, Peterson play again
        * Clooney to receive HFPA's Cecil B. DeMille Award
        * Chef du jour: Love the food you prepare a guide to this chef's success

        * Patrick Cannon defense strategy rare but n...
        * Feds fine Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign com...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. political fund fined nea...
        * Jackson Jr.'s political fund fined nearly ...
        * 'Celebrity Crime Files' Season Three, With...
        * Patrick Cannon defense strategy rare but n...
        * Feds fine Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign com...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. political fund fined nea...
        * Jackson Jr.'s political fund fined nearly ...
        * 'Celebrity Crime Files' Season Three, With...

        * Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Americ......
        * Durbin denies ‘bullying’ businesses...
        * Poll: Durbin Leading Oberweis By 23 Points...
        * Poll: Durbin Leading Oberweis By 23 Points...
        * Poll: Durbin Leading Oberweis By 23 Points...

        * ISIS fight: Congress to vote on arming Syr......

        * Man Killed in Gang-related Violence
        * Report: Right-To-Work Laws Strain Public Budgets & Would 'Weaken' Illinois' Economy
        * Tom Tresser, Co-Founder Of The CivicLab, Presenting TIF Information
        * The [Thursday] Papers
        * Common Core Math Standards Add Up To Big Money For Education Companies
        * Group: Drivers Not Stopping For Pedestrians At Crosswalks
        * Recap of Townhall Meeting on "Park Manor Inn Hotel Development on 76th State
        * Polling the polls for November 4; who’s to say if any of them are correct
        * Richard Skoda’s dreams.
        * Anita Alvarez's husband investigated for tax exemptions


        * Governor Quinn, clean house
        * Rauner renews call for Quinn to fire illegal patronage hires
        * Public Betrayal: The Quinn Patronage Scandal Unfolds
        * Sun-Times Report: In Illegal Hiring Scandal, Pat Quinn Protects “Kingmaker” Kin
        * Governor Quinn Announces Clean Water Investments in Stickney and Burbank - Projects Will Modernize Infrastructure, Combat Damaging Floods and Create Jobs




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller