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Congressional ethics inquiry clears U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young is no longer a subject of an ethics inquiry into a lobbying firm and "earmarks" for defense contractors.

Young, R-Indian Shores, received a letter from the Office of Congressional Ethics saying the allegations were dismissed.

The investigation focused on seven members of the House defense appropriations subcommittee with ties to PMA Group, a now-defunct lobbying firm that has been under criminal investigation by the Justice Department.

Paul Magliocchetti, the founder of PMA, was a longtime staffer on the subcommittee.

Young was asked about six PMA clients but said only three got money through him: Concurrent Technologies Corp. in Largo, AAR Corp. in Clearwater and CodaOctopus in St. Pete Beach. The awards total $8.4 million.

The inquiry was to explore the relationship between the earmarks and campaign contributions. Several other lawmakers got letters in December dismissing the allegations. The letter was provided this week by Young.

Young's office said the House investigation focused on the past three years, and during that time he got $2,500 in 2008 from the PMA political action committee and about $3,000 from individual employees of Concurrent Technologies. He had received more than that in previous years, however.

Congressional ethics inquiry clears U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young 01/28/10 [Last modified: Thursday, January 28, 2010 11:28pm]
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