Target of Investigation tied to Murtha

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    Justice Dept. Investigates Pa. Contractor Tied to Murtha

    By Carol D. Leonnig
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Monday, May 25, 2009

    In tiny, cash-strapped Monongahela, Pa., the city clerk was stunned when federal investigators arrived this fall with a subpoena seeking information on a crime-fighting grant she'd never heard of. She takes pride in tracking every dollar in the municipal budget.

    The $15,000 federal grant was to buy police radios and other equipment to protect the city's 4,700 residents, but it had traveled an unusual route, never crossing the clerk's desk.

    Over the past five years, a local defense contractor with close ties to Rep. John P. Murtha, a Democrat who has represented southwestern Pennsylvania for three decades, has selected several small police departments in the region to receive $10 million in Justice Department grants.

    The company, Mountaintop Technologies, was selected by the lawmaker in a series of earmarks to hand out and monitor the grants. As it distributed the money to the departments, the firm would explain each time that it was arriving through the largess of Murtha -- often just before fall elections.

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    Murtha & ethics don't go together.
     
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    Can't figure out, for the life of me, how he keep his seat in Washington.
     
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    He stays in because Americans are uninformed.
     
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    Only the Pennsylanians count in his case.
     
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    oops ,but I stand by my statement, Pennsylanians are no different than Mass. voters who have voted in the drunken murderer Ted Kennedy or Barney Frank , Ted Stevens, insert crooked politician here .
     
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    Agreed... Except for Stevens. He was exhonorated, and got a raw deal.
     
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    no! he stays in cause he shovels all the money he can get his porky little hands on (what?? 150 billion dollars or sumpin to keep an airport that gets 2 flights a day?) so his little gov. titty sucky constituents keep voting him back in..I bet he was one of the loudest longest bitchers about the "bridge to nowhere" too.
     
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