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Rep. Michael Capuano and former Rep. Marty Meehan are among those on a list of House members who allegedly sought earmarks in a Pentagon spending bill for clients of a controversial lobbying firm recently raided by the feds.
The FBI is reportedly probing campaign contributions involving the lobbying firm PMA Group, whose founder is a former House Appropriations Committee aide with ties to Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), the chairman of the Defense Appropriations Committee.
According to Congressional Quarterly, PMA dished out about $1.8 million in campaign contributions since 2001 to more than 100 House lawmakers, some of whom secured spending earmarks in a Pentagon spending bill for PMA’s lobbying clients.
The list includes Capuano, a Somerville Democrat, and Meehan, the former Lowell House member who left Congress two years ago to become head of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.