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September 10, 2010

Culture of Corruption: Rep. Bishop Also Steered Scholarships to Family

Eesh, this is getting a little embarrassing, no?

Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) awarded three scholarships from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to his stepdaughter and wife’s niece between 2003 and 2005, according to records from the non-profit group.

Bishop is the second Democrat found to have funneled Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarship funds to relatives, threatening to turn the program into a larger political problem for the party. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) recently paid back $31,000 to the foundation for scholarships that she improperly awarded to various relatives and children of a top staffer.

Bishop stupidly protests: it wasn't explicitly against the rules until 2008 to direct the charity scholarships to family members. Ninja. Please. He used the CBC scholarship fund as source of education funds for his stepdaughter, which means he basically took the CBC money and put it in his own pocket. He woulda been out that money anyway to pay for his kid's tuition.

Anyone wanna bet that this is the last one?


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