Hagedorn under investigation by House Ethics Committee

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(ABC 6 News) – The U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Ethics revealed it is investigating Minnesota 1st District Rep. Jim Hagedorn.

The Committee released this statement Tuesday.

Pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3(b)(8)(A), and Committee Rules 17A(b)(1)(A) and 17A(c)(1), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics have jointly decided to extend the matter regarding Representative Jim Hagedorn, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on July 23, 2021.

The Committee notes that the mere fact of a referral or an extension, and the mandatory disclosure of such an extension and the name of the subject of the matter, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee.

According to the Post Bulletin – the Committee is looking into large expenditures from Hagedorn’s Office on taxpayer funded-constitutent mailings.

The Congressman denies any spending irregularities but is acknowledging the oversight of his office.

In a statement issued last year to ABC 6 News, Hagedorn says when he became concerned about his office’s mail program he hired outside counsel to conduct an internal review.

Hagedorn says he fired his Chief of Staff and self reported the findings to the House Ethics Committee.

The Committee will announce its course of action in this matter on or before Thursday, October 21, 2021.

Additional information will be added to this article as it becomes available.