In response to the guilty plea of political consultant Brett O’Donnell, CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder issued the following statement:

“The plea documents released today by the Department of Justice in the case of Brett O’Donnell suggest a continuing investigation which could well result in further charges.  It is very encouraging that the Department is continuing the aggressive approach to ethics and corruption matters that it has demonstrated over the past several months, and it is particularly important that the Department is bringing charges for lying to the Office of Congressional Ethics.  These charges send a strong and much-needed signal that Congressional ethics investigations need to be taken seriously and that members, staffers or consultants who obstruct them will be held accountable.”