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February 04, 2014

N.J. Democrat Rob Andrews expected to resign from Congress

The Washington Post reports:  Rep. Rob Andrews (D-N.J.) plans to resign from Congress later this month to take a job with a Philadelphia law firm, according to a senior House aide familiar with his plans.

Andrews has faced allegations that he violated House rules and federal law by using campaign funds to pay for personal trips to Scotland and Los Angeles and by using a graduation party for his daughter to raise campaign cash.

A report released in 2012 detailed how in May 2011 Andrews initially used personal funds to pay roughly $16,500 for four business-class airplane tickets for himself, his wife and two daughters to attend a wedding in Scotland. Andrews later had the money refunded and paid for the tickets with funds from his leadership PAC and has generally denied any wrongdoing.

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