May 05, 2010

Ethics a campaign issue for Rep. Miller: Primary opponent wants criminal investigation of Miller’s e

By CREW Staff

In the GOP primary for California's 42nd Congressional District, the ethics of the incumbent, Gary Miller, has become a major issue. CREW has been questioning Miller's ethics for years. We've named him one of the most corrupt members of Congress several times.

Now, one of Miller's primary opponents, Lee McGroarty, wants a criminal investigation of Miller's earmarks. Yes, a criminal investigation:

With hopes to unseat Rep. Gary Miller, a Chino businessman on Tuesday called on the district attorney to investigate some of Miller's earmarks tied to an influential Rancho Cucamonga developer.

Lee McGroarty, who is among three Republicans running against Miller, R-Brea, for the 42nd Congressional District nomination in the June 8 primary, encouraged a San Bernardino County district attorney's investigator to include Miller in investigations into county corruption and Colonies developer Jeff Burum.

McGroarty believes earmarks totaling nearly $5.9million paid to nonprofit organizations founded by Burum in the last four years are unethical because Burum is a frequent contributor to Miller's campaign.

"Miller is enriching himself through taxpayers' dollars," McGroarty said. "This is corruption that I consider disgusting."


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