Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:59 PM
onehandle (42,079 posts)
Mo. Rep. Akin failed to report state pension
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin on Thursday released a decade's worth of federal financial reports he has updated with nearly $130,000 in state pension income that he received, but failed to disclose, over that time.
"This was an unintentional oversight and I regret any inconvenience this may cause," the Missouri congressman wrote in a letter dated Tuesday to the chairman of the House Ethics Committee.
Akin's congressional office released copy of the updated reports Thursday after The Associated Press asked why he had not listed his retirement benefits. In his letter, Akin described the lack of information about his pension payments as a mistake that only recently came to his attention.
Members of Congress are required to file annual reports listing their income and assets. The guidance book provided to lawmakers specifically states that they should list pension payments from any source other than the U.S. government.
Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/mo-rep-akin-failed-report-state-pension-161955166--election.html
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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:27 PM
Canuckistanian (42,289 posts)
15. Why even bother to report on these things?
We all know nothing will become of it - even if there are 15 laws prohibiting it.
Prosecutors in Missouri wouldn't touch this with a 15 light-year pole, for fear of screams of "political witch-hunt!"