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U.S. Representative Alex Mooney under OCE investigation for allegedly misspending campaign funds

By David Beard, The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia Congressman Alex Mooney is under investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics for allegedly misspending campaign finance funds, according to a report in CQ Roll Call, a Capitol Hill publication.

First elected in 2018, Rep. Mooney, a Republican, represents the 2nd District and lives in Charles Town.

Roll Call reports that the investigation began in March. The OCE is asking Mooney about spending $49,000 worth of campaign money on resorts, meal purchases, car expenses and other expenses following a CQ report last October.

Spending under investigation: More than $6,100 on travel at resorts and hotels, including at Smoke Hole Caverns and Log Cabin Resort, Ace Adventure Resort and Canaan Valley Resort; more than $1,900 in campaign money on 53 occasions at Chick-fil-A, many near his residence; and more than $4,500 at Rooster’s Amish Shed on three equipment purchases in 2018…

To read more: https://www.dominionpost.com/2021/06/29/report-rep-alex-mooney-under-oce-investigation-for-allegedly-misspending-campaign-funds/

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