Washington Babylon — September 15, 2009, 10:33 am

News Flash: Fourteen members of congress as corrupt as Don Young

From Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington’s new report on the most corrupt members of congress:

Rep. Young’s ethics violations stem from the misuse of his position to benefit family and friends and to steer millions of dollars in earmarks to corporations in exchange for contributions to his campaign committee and political action committee, Midnight Sun PAC (MSPAC). Rep. Young is currently under federal investigation for (1) his role in securing a $10 million earmark for a road in Florida; (2) assistance he offered to convicted VECO Corporation CEO Bill Allen; and (3) his ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. At one time Rep. Young was being investigated for his financial relationship with convicted businessman Dennis Troha.

CREW ranks Young as one of its 15 most corrupt member of congress. For the full list, click here.

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