Justice Department Investigates Democratic House Member for Misusing Government Funds for Personal Security: Sources

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The Justice Department is investigating a Democratic House member for allegedly misusing government funds for personal security purposes, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The Justice Department issued a grand jury subpoena to the House Sergeant-at-Arms to obtain the documents.

“This is to formally inform you under Rule 8 of the House Rules that the Office of the House Censor at Arms has received a grand jury subpoena for documents issued by the United States Department of Justice,” the clerk announced on the House floor earlier Monday.

Image: Seal of the Ministry of Justice.

Seal of the Ministry of Justice.

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It was not immediately clear what the subpoena sought and which member it related to, but sources told ABC News it concerned a Democratic House member who allegedly misused government funds.

Punchbull News It first reported that the subpoena was related to allegations that a Democratic House member used government funds related to personal security.

The Ministry of Justice declined to comment. Representatives from the Office of the House Sergeant-at-Arms did not respond to ABC’s inquiries. House Speaker Mike Johnson did not respond to reporters’ questions regarding this matter.

Alex Malin, John Parkinson and Lauren Beller contributed to this report.

This article originally appeared on abcnews.go.com

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