Issa Business Conflict of Interest

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Date Originated: August of 2011
Categories: Darrell Issa
In August 2011, the New York Times revealed that Issa had been purchasing office space, businesses, and real estate in the district that he represents. Issa has also been using his position in Congress to secure millions of dollars in earmarks that improve roads and public works that promise to improve traffic and provide other improvements in the area that his commercial property is located in. One such earmark secured as much as $800,000 in earmarks for such an area. Traffic in the area has greatly eased and property valued has soared. A conflict of interest arises as it would appear that Issa has been using his public office for personal financial gain.
Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/us/politics/15issa.html
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