The Justice Department told the House ethics panel to halt its probe of Rep. Mollohan while it undergoes its own investigation. Federal investigators began reviewing Mollohan's personal finances early in 2006 after complaints from the National Legal and Policy Center that he was not fully revealing his real estate holdings. For several years, there was no public action on the complaints, but the department requested the Ethics Committee investigation halt in early July. Federal investigators often ask that the House and Senate ethics panels refrain from taking action against members whom the department is already investigating.
- Mollohan U.S. House of Representatives website
- Mollohan on Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington website
- Full report by CREW